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Cruise ship Artania former Artemis & Royal Princess information, history & images.

NAME

ARTANIA (ARTEMIS) (ROYAL PRINCESS)

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1984 

BUILT

KVAERNER MASA / HELSINKI / FINLAND

WEIGHT

44,588 TONS

LENGTH

755 FEET

WIDTH

95 FEET

SPEED

22 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

Princess Cruises was founded in 1965 by operating converted liners as cruise ships. P&O took control of Princess in 1974 with the agreement they would continue under their original name. Ten years later, Princess Cruises ordered their first new built cruise ship, Royal Princess. Her design is quite unique as she was the first cruise ship completed with no inside cabins.

Royal Princess has 9 passenger decks, 3 pools, fitness center, 6 bars, casino, 600-seat show lounge, 600 cabins of which 150 have balconies, can carry 1,200 passengers and a crew of 520.

Royal Princess was normally operated from New York - New England & Canada. Cruises throughout the British Isles, Northern Europe & the Mediterranean., and out of Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal, throughout the Caribbean & South America. The South America cruises took in the Panama Canal, Amazon River & Cape Horn.

Royal Princess joined the P&O fleet in 2005 to be operated on cruises out of Southhampton/England & Barbados under the name Artemis.

Artemis was transferred to the German based Phoenix-Reisen in 2011 to be operated as their Artania.

Websites: www.pocruises.com . www.phoenixreisen.com.

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