Golden Princess is a relatively new ship on Australian waters, arriving in 2015, and is based in Melbourne year-round. She has boosted Princess Cruises capacity in Victoria by a huge 20% and is now the largest ship to ever home port in Melbourne, meaning residents of Victoria now have even more choice when it comes to cruising from Melbourne. Golden Princess was also refurbished in 2015. She can accommodate 2,636 guests and is an impressive 108,865 tons.
Golden Princess has a total of 17 decks and 1,318 cabins all featuring deluxe amenities you’d expect at a first-class hotel, including 24-hour room service and little extras. Why not pamper yourself with a stress-relieving massage in the Lotus Spa? Or you can de-stress as the Serenity Stewards provide refreshing drinks and light snacks in the Sanctuary. Princess Cruises offer a wide array of relaxing spaces on board, including the Piazza and Movies Under the Stars. Golden Princess is truly a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea, with four pools and nine whirlpool spas.
The chefs on Princess Cruises are true culinary artists who won't rest until they’ve served you the very finest cuisine. Every Princess ship has been inducted into the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, and paired with the world-class service, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.
Whilst onboard Golden Princess, you can choose from the traditional dining times of 18:30 or 20:30, anytime dining, speciality dining, or casual dining at the buffet. Traditional dining takes place in the Botticelli dining room, where you dine at the same time for each meal and are provided with your own waiter throughout your cruise.
Anytime dining means you aren’t limited to a fixed time or place, and can choose what you eat, when you eat, and whether to eat from the Michelangelo dining room or the Da Vinci dining room. The speciality restaurants are always in demand so booking early is a must. These restaurants serve up the most exquisite local specialities and gourmet favourites, and have a small cover charge.
Golden Princess has a total of 1,318 cabins, made up of:
· 367 inside cabins of 160 square feet
· 208 ocean-view cabins of 168-206 square feet
· 523 balcony cabins of 232-274 square feet (including the balcony)
· 178 mini-suites of 323 square feet (including the balcony)
· 2 family suites with interconnecting cabins of 595 square feet
· 7 window suites of 341-391 square feet
· 33 suites with a square footage of 468-1314 (including the balcony)
This means there’s a staggering 78% of outside cabins with a balcony! The Golden Princess also features 26 wheelchair-accessible cabins.
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