Monday, 20 April 2009


Making her only visit to the Clyde this year, Princess Cruises' 108,806 gross ton cruise ship GRAND PRINCESS sailed this evening to Dublin, the next port on her 15-night 'North West Europe Transatlantic Cruise'. She had left Fort Lauderdale on 10 April, and after a call at Bermuda set out across the North Atlantic before arriving at Greenock this morning.  After having spent last winter based in North America, she will now operate a season of European and Mediterranean cruises out of Southampton, before heading west to the Caribbean in the autumn. GRAND PRINCESS, which flies the Bermudan flag, was built by the Italian builder Fincantieri and joined the Princess Cruises fleet in May 1998. Her overall lenght is 289.5 metres, and she can carry up to 2,600 passengers.