Ex Artemis, Royal Princess
© Derek Sands
Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No. 464) for Princess Cruises, London, England.
- Original Cost: $165 million
- Length: 230.61m (overall), 193.17m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of hull: 29.2m
- Depth: 19.33m
- Draught: 7.8m
- Tonnage: 44,348 gross/19,646 net/4661t deadweight
- Engines: Four Pielstick-Wartsila 6PC4-2L diesels
- Power/Propellers: 23,200kW/2
- Speed: 22.0 knots
- Capacity: 1,260 passengers
- Crew: 520
- Passenger Decks: 9
- Call Sign: GBRP, ZCDM7
- IMO Number: 8201480
- MMSI Number: 310456000
- Registry: London/UK, Germany, Hamilton/Bermuda
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February 17th 1984: Floated out of building dock.
February 18th 1984: Officially launched.
October 30th 1984: Delivered to Princess Cruises, London, England. Manager; Howell Shipping.
© Bob Scott (left) © Robert J Smith (right)
November 15th 1984: Christened in Southampton.
November 19th 1984: Maid her maiden positioning cruise Southampton – Miami.
November 1991: Registered under the ownership of Howill Shipping Ltd. Hire purchased back.
June 2005: Transferred to P&O Cruises, Hamilton, Bermuda and renamed ARTEMIS.
© Cedric Hacke (both)
November 2009: Sold to MS Artania Shipping, Hamilton, Bermuda and chartered to P&O Cruises.
© Gena Amfimov (both)
April 2011: Charter completed and renamed ARTANIA.
April 30th 2011: Arrived at Bremerhaven for refit/rebuild.
May 26th 2011: Left Bremerhaven and chartered to Phoenix Reisen, Germany.
© Willem Oldenburg (both)
Departing Dover on the 07/05/15 © Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina)
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Cedric Hacke, Willem Oldenburg, Derek Sands, Bob Scott, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.