MV Sea Princess
Ex Adonia, Sea Princess
© John Wilson
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5998) for Princess Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia
- Original Cost: $300 million
- Length on deck: 261.31m (overall)
- Breadth of hull: 32.25m (extreme)
- Draught: 8.10m (maximum)
- Tonnage: 77,441 gross/8,251 deadweight
- Engines: Four 16-cylinder, Sulzer-Grandi Motori diesel-electric (28,000kW)
- Propulsion/Propellers: 46,080 kW diesel-electric:2
- Speed: 19.5 knots
- Capacity: 1950 (max 2272)
- Passenger decks: 10
- Crew: 850
- Navigation Officers: British
- Call Sign: MZLT8, ZCBU3
- IMO Number: 9150913
- MMSI Number: 310465000
- Registry: Monrovia/Liberia, London/United Kingdom, Hamilton/Bermuda
- Sister Ships: Dawn Princess, Ocean Princess, Sun Princess
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November 1998: Delivered to Princess Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia.
December 17th 1998: Christened at Fort Lauderdale.
December 19th 1998: Maiden cruise from Fort Lauderdale.
2000: Transferred to British flag, Home port London.
2003: Transferred to P&O Cruises. Renamed ADONIA.
© Ingvar (left) and © Robert J Smith (right)
© Aleksi Lindström
May 27th 2005: British actress Joanna Lumley, from the hit TV comedy show “Absolutely Fabulous”, sent the traditional bottle of champagne crashing against Princess Cruises’ SEA PRINCESS today in a ceremony at Southampton. SEA PRINCESS was given her original name following an extensive refit in Southampton’s dry dock, after sailing for the past two years as the P&O Cruises ADONIA. The spectacular quayside ceremony in the city’s Western Docks, featured a firework display over the ship, and was attended by many entertainment celebrities and expects to raise thousands of pounds for children’s charity, Barnardo’s.
© Willem Oldenburg
© Cees Bustraan
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