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Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Diamond Princess

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    Diamond Princess
    Diamond Princess

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