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Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Sun Princess

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    Sun Princess
    Sun Princess

    Sun Princess (Princess Cruises)

    Overview

    Sun Princess was the first of three Sun-class ships ordered by Princess Cruises. At the time, she was the largest cruise ship ever built and made history as the largest ship to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with just 8ft clearance.

    She primarily operates out of ports of Australia and regularly performs circumnavigations of New Zealand and occasional cruises to Whitsundays and Vanuatu. Her popularity with Australians has led to Princess Cruises keeping her in the Australian market year after year. In the winter months she also offers cruises to China from her homeport.

    Trivia

    Sun Princess was the ship on which the television show The Love Boat: The Next Wave starring Robert Urich was filmed.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:Sun
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:2,010
    Staterooms:1,011
    Total crew:924
    Ship length:261.3 m
    Ship beam:32.3 m
    Ship draft:8.1 m
    Tonnage:77,741
    No. of decks:10
    Elevators:11
    Service speed:22.4 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Hamilton (Bermuda)
    IMO number:9000259
    Call sign:ZCBU6
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:1995
    Build cost:$300 million USD
    Entered service:December 1995