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Grand Princess - Pretty New Ship?

Discussion in 'Princess Cruises' started by luke331, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. luke331

    luke331 Guest

    Hi. Does anyone know how old the Grand Princess is? Is it a relatively new ship?

    Thanks,
    Luke
     
  2. Ken_2001

    Ken_2001 Guest

    Grand Princess was launched in 2001. Very, very new.
     
  3. Einstein

    Einstein Guest

    She has already had some refurbishing also and is Gr8 shape. :thumb

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  4. billy10

    billy10 Guest

    the Grand Princess was built & launched in 1998 not 2001 not so new by today's standards 6 years old
     
  5. ljeanbrown

    ljeanbrown Guest

    The Grand Is still in great shape and a pleasure to sail onboard :thumb
     
  6. Natalia

    Natalia Guest

    Yep, launched in 1998. I was on her in 2001, she was a few years old and in wonderful condition. We loved that ship.
     
  7. gsamml

    gsamml Guest

    Still in good shape in the public areas, some of the cabins need a little updating.
     
  8. mlzangel78

    mlzangel78 Guest

    On her in 2003 awesome no signs of wear and tear by any means...
     
  9. kruznut

    kruznut Guest

    :wave The Grand Princess is in great shape ! I definately enjoyed sailing on her. One of the most beautiful ships afloat ! :cheers Happy cruising !
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  10. Ken_2001

    Ken_2001 Guest

    oops! Thanx for the corrections! 10 points deducted!! :grin
     
  11. moonm

    moonm Guest

    Just returned from Baltic cruise on Grand Princess. My first cruise on Grand but others in our party had sailed her before. All were quite disappointed in the food and other type services. Don't believe any of us would said Princess again.
     
  12. smize

    smize Guest

    What is it about the Grand Princess that you didn't like? I have plans to take it in March 05. I have sailed 2X on the Rhapsody of the Seas RCCL and loved it so much. My parents loved the Rhapsody too, and are nervious about sailing on a ship that has mixed reviews. We are sailing out of Galveston. Sure wish that RCCL had a Voyager class ship sailing out of Galveston.
     
  13. Natalia

    Natalia Guest

    Im not about to suggest that moonm didnt actually experience bad service or a bad sailing... but I would instead suggest that you go to the review section here, or any other cruise-info board, and read several reviews. This will give you a better overall picture, and lots of opinions to weigh. Everyone can have a bad experience now and then, and its really unfortunate since we pay a pretty penny for a cruise. See what the reviews say, gather and tally the positives and negatives....
     
  14. p.g.

    p.g. Guest

    Loved the Grand, so much so that we sailed on her "sister" ship the Golden this year.Princess knows how to keep their ships in great shape.
     
  15. Ken_2001

    Ken_2001 Guest

    Agreed p.q. Golden is a gorgeous ship. Debbie and I had a great time on her for the Canada/ NE cruise. I wouldn't mind doing the same thing soon. I went only to sail on a grand class ship.
     
  16. SATXCruiser

    SATXCruiser Guest

    Plan on sailing on the Grand in December - Loved the Golden, hope the Grand is just as nice.
     
  17. Lady Jag

    Lady Jag Guest

    As stated above, the Grand was built in 1998.

    My friend was just on it two weeks ago in the Baltic and said it needs refurbishment. She's 6 yrs. old and it's getting a bit worn. Once it has a 'facelift', I'm sure she'll look as good as new!
     
  18. CaribbeanSun

    CaribbeanSun Guest

    Ships built in 1998 are not considered old by me. I have sailed the ship many times and have found the ship delightful. I am scheduled to sail again out of Galveston this winter. All ships need refurbishment every year or two.
     
  19. notsure

    notsure Guest

    Sailed the Grand in Oct 2003. She was in great shape. I would have thought the Grand would have looked good in the Baltic no matter what shape she was in.
     
  20. Lady Jag

    Lady Jag Guest

    I guess it all depends on what you consider 'old', as we've all gone over that topic many times and everyone has a different concept of "old".

    Luke, if you're asking if the Grand is worth sailing, then the answer is "yes!". Does she look and feel like a brand new car? No. It all depends on what you're looking for. If you want a ship that is really new, opt for a different ship. If you're okay with a ship being 6 yrs. old, then go for it! :)
     

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