Saturday, July 4, 2020

    Diamond Princess

    Diamond Princess
    Diamond Princess

    Diamond Princess (Princess Cruises)


    Diamond Princess was the first of two Gem-class ships by Princess Cruises, she was the first Gem-class ship to be built in Japan instead of Italy. Gem-class is a modification of the original Grand-class design.

    She primarily sails from her summer homeport of Yokohama, Japan to ports such as Tokyo or Kobe. In the winter she home-ports in Singapore. From 2017-18 she will be moved back to her original homeport of Sydney for Australia and New Zealand voyages.


    Diamond Princess was the first Gem-class ship to be built without the “spoiler” across the rear of the ship. This design wasn’t used anymore as it creates a drag on the ship and increases fuel usage by around 4-5%

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Resort Ship
    Ship class:Grand (Gem version)
    Sister ships: None
    Total crew:1,100
    Ship length:289.9 m
    Ship beam:36.0 m
    Ship draft:7.9 m
    No. of decks:17
    Service speed:23.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:London (United Kingdom)
    IMO number:9228198
    Call sign:2HFZ7

    Build details

    Build date:2002
    Build cost:$500 million USD
    Entered service:March 2004