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NAME

PACIFIC PRINCESS 2 & R CLASS SHIPS

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

2001

BUILT

CHANTIERS DE L’ ATLANTIQUE / ST NAZAIRE / FRANCE

WEIGHT

30,277 TONS

LENGTH

594 FEET

WIDTH

83 FEET

SPEED

18 KNOTS - DIESEL ELECTRIC ENGINES

Two Norwegian partners Fearly & Egar founded Renaissance Cruises in 1989. They started out by ordering eight small yacht like cruise ships weighing between 2,800 and 4,280 tons. Fearly & Egar were saved from bankruptcy in 1991 when they were taken over by the Italian Cameli Group and the US company Luxury Cruises. These new owners soon began selling off the smaller ships and ordered eight nearly identical 30,277-ton R class cruise ships. The first of the R class ships R One entered service in 1998 with the last of the class R Eight being completed three years later. Renaissance Cruises were declared bankrupt in 2001, this leading to all eight ships being offered for charter.

P&O/Princess Cruises have since acquired R Three, R Four & R Eight. These ships are operated under the names Pacific Princess, Ocean Princess and Royal Princess.

Royal Princess was transferred to P&O in 2011 to be operated as their Adonia. Reviews.
Adonia's Itinerary is normally from Southampton/England - Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea, and from Southampton - Mediterranean. Longer cruises are to the Middle East, Far East, and South America.

Azamara Cruises chartered R Six under the name Azamara Journey and R Seven under the name Azamara Quest.

Oceania Cruises acquired R One, R Two & R Five to be operated as as their Insignia, Regatta and Nautica.
Insignia was leased in 2012 to Hapag-Lloyd to be operated as their Columbus 2.

This class of cruise ship has 9 passenger decks, 1 pool, 5 bars, casino, fitness center, 329 outside cabins with 232 having balconies, 20 inside cabins, can carry 696 passengers and a crew of 370.

Pacific Princess Itinerary is Mediterranean cruises out of Rome, Venice & Athens. This ship is also used for cruises around the world including around the UK and Northern Eurpoe from London. Reviews.

Ocean Princess Itinerary is on various cruises around the world out of Dover/London, Rome, Athens, Shanghai, Tahiti & Sydney. Reviews.

www.princess.com for Pacific Princess & Ocean Princess.
www.oceaniacruises.com for Insignia,Regatta & Nautica.
www.azamaraclubcruises.co.uk for Azamara Journey & Azamara Quest.
www.pocruises.com for Adonia.

Pacific Princess image

Pacific Princess at Piraeus Greece. Large Image.

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