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    Sapphire Princess

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    Sapphire Princess
    Sapphire Princess

    Sapphire Princess (Princess Cruises)

    Overview

    Sapphire Princess was the second of two Gem-class ships by Princess Cruises, she was the second 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 all year round from her homeport in Shanghai, China. She will be moved to Singapore during the winter months when Majestic Princess arrives in 2017.

    Trivia

    Sapphire Princess was the second 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:
    Passengers:2,678
    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:22.5 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:London (United Kingdom)
    IMO number:9228186
    Call sign:2HFZ6
     

    Build details

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

     
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