Grand Princess
Grand Princess was P&O/Princess Cruises' largest ship at delivery, 109000grt in size and carrying around 2600 passengers (3300 maximum capacity). She is the first of four sisters being built by Fincantieri in Italy, and entered service in 1998. The second sistership, the Golden Princess, joins the Princess fleet in 2001, followed by Star Princess in 2002. The fourth ship will be delivered to the P&O Cruises fleet in 2004, to serve the UK fly-cruise market.
This page shows postcards of Grand Princess, plus photographs taken in Lisbon on 29th May 2000. I was in Lisbon on P&O's Aurora third scheduled cruise (although the first had been abandoned after 18 hours). Grand Princess was on her positioning cruise from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, where she spends the summer on a fixed itinerary between Barcelona and Istanbul. She left before Aurora, at 18:00hrs, and past us in beautiful evening sunlight. Following the delivery of Golden Princess, Grand Princess switched to a year round Caribbean itinerary.
The page is divided into sections:-
Grand Princess postcards - official and commercial postcards
Grand Princess at Lisbon - Photographs by Ian Boyle
Grand Princess departing Lisbon - Photographs by Ian Boyle
Links to Associated Pages:-
Star Princess Photos
Golden Princess Photos
Oriana Photo Pages
P&O and Princess Postcard pages
P&O and Princess Photograph pages
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ocean Liner Postcards
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Grand Princess Postcards
The name ship of the Grand Class, the Grand Princess (109000grt) of 1998. This is the inaugural season postcard.
Another card of Grand Princess (109000grt) released at its introduction, but still available on board in 2000.
The summer 2000 official card of Grand Princess uses a photographic image.
A variation of the Grand Princess postcard above is available in the Princess Postcard Set.
This card of Grand Princess was issued by P&O in the UK in 1999 to advertise a TV programme where Thelma Barlow, a TV actress, reviewed the ship.
2003 advertising postcard.
Two oversized advertising postcards of Grand Princess.
Keskin Color postcard 09/923 of Grand Princess at Kusadasi.
Sassy Souvenirs postcard ST138 of Grand Princess at St Thomas.
Photograph by Alain Maciano.
Astral Graphics postcard of Grand Princess at St Thomas.
Photograph by Neil Chatterton.
Grand Princess Photographs at Lisbon
The first series of pictures was taken from Aurora as we arrived in Lisbon.
Grand Princess Photographs departing Lisbon
The remaining series was taken from the berthed Aurora as Grand Princess departed from Lisbon.
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