ex Artemis, Royal Princess
© Derek Sands
Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No. 464) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship 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: 311000608
- Registry: London/UK, Germany, Hamilton/Bermuda
Please note that the AIS ship position data may be over an hour old and a specific vessels position will only be displayed if its within range of the MarineTraffic system. The ship position data featured on this page is intended for information purposes only and is no way related to the safety of navigation at sea. All the AIS ship position data featured on this page is provided by www.marinetraffic.com and we are therefore not responsible for its content or its accuracy.
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) and © Robert J Smith (right)
November 15th 1984: Christened in Southampton.
Tilbury, United Kingdom © Ted Ingham (both)
November 19th 1984: Maid her maiden positioning cruise Southampton – Miami.
© Brian Fisher (both)
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)
© Glenn Towler
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, Mikkel, Brian Fisher, Ted Ingham, Glenn Towler, Derek Sands, Bob Scott, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.