Friday, 13 June 2008
Grand Princess is a large cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises. Built in 1998 by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani in MonfalconeItaly, at a cost of approximately US$450 million, she was the largest and most expensive ship ever built at the time, a distinction now carried by Royal Caribbean International's Freedom of the Seas. Grand Princess primarily operates in Europe during the summer to early fall, and then operates in the Caribbean during winter to late spring.
She is the sister ship of the Star Princess and the Golden Princess.
I don't normally print ship statistics,but on this occasion I will as her dimension are mammoth.
Tonnage: 109,000 gross tons
Length: 951 feet (289m 86,5cm)
Beam: 118 feet (35m 97cm)
Draft: 26 feet (7m 92,5cm)
Height: 201 feet (61m 26,5cm)
Cruising Speed: 22.5 knots (40km/h)
Complement: 2,600 passengers, 1,100 crew