MV Pacific Dawn
ex Regal Princess
Pacific Dawn – © John Wilson (Brisbane, 29/04/2017)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5840) as a Passenger (Cruise) Vessel for Sitmar Cruises
- Original Cost: $276.8 million
- Length: 244.96 m (overall) 204.0 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 32.25 m
- Depth: 11.40 m
- Draught: 8.100 m
- Tonnage: 69845 gross/34907 net/6896t deadweight
- Engines: Four MAN-B&W 8L58/64 diesels
- Power: 12000 kW/16314 bHP
- Speed: 19.5 knots (22.5 knots max)
- Capacity: 1900 passengers
- Crew: 621/710
- Passenger Decks: 11
- Call Sign: ICGP, 2AGH7
- MMSI Number: 235059368
- IMO Number: 8521232
- Official Number: 1166
- Port of Registry: Palermo/Italy, Monrovia/Liberia, Hamilton/Bermuda, London/UK
- Sister Ships: Crown Princess
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1988: Ordered by Sitmar Cruises.
March 29th 1990: Launched.
June 5th 1991: Trials.
July 20th 1991: Delivered to Astramar, Palermo, Italy. (P&O Cruises).
August 8th 1991: Christened in New York by Margaret Thatcher (the then Prime Minister of the UK).
Regal Princess – © Wolfgang Kramer (27/06/2003)
© Nigel Thornton (Dover) (Both)
© John Mavin (Dover) (Both)
1992: Transferred to Princess Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia.
October 2007: Transferred to P&O Australia, London, U.K. and renamed PACIFIC DAWN
January 1st 2008: Registered owner: Carnival PLC
Pacific Dawn – © John Wilson (Brisbane, 03/08/2013)
© John Wilson (Brisbane, 20/12/2014)
© John Wilson (Brisbane, 16/03/2017)
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: Wolfgang Kramer, John Mavin and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.