Diamond Princess (Princess Cruises)

Overview

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.

Trivia

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
Passengers: 2,706
Staterooms: 1,337
Total crew: 1,100
Ship length: 289.9 m
Ship beam: 36.0 m
Ship draft: 7.9 m
Tonnage: 115,875
No. of decks: 17
Elevators: 14
Service speed: 23.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: London (United Kingdom)
IMO number: 9228198
Call sign: 2HFZ7
 

Build details

Shipyard: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan)
Build date: 2002
Build cost: $500 million USD
Entered service: March 2004


 

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