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MV Island Princess – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9230402

MV Island Princess

© Princess Cruises

Island Princess – © Princess Cruises

Steel twin screw “Coral Class” motor vessel built in 2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France. (Yard No D32) as a Cruise/Passenger ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 294 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 32.2 m
    Depth: m
    Draught: 9.4 m (Max)
    Tonnage: 92822 gross/54052 net/8015 t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x GE-Marine LM 2500 gas turbine, 2 x Wärtsilä 16V46C diesels.
    Power: 33600 kW/HP
    Speed: 21.5 knots
    Passenger Decks: 11
    • Capacity: 3178 passengers
    Call Sign: ZCDG4
    MMSI Number: 310384000
    IMO Number: 9230402
    Port of Registry: Hamilton/Bermuda 🇧🇲
    • Sister-Ship: Coral Princess (C 32)

Current AIS Location

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The second ship of the “Coral Class” and the only Panamax ships (term used for the size limits for ships travelling through the Panama Canal) in Princess’s fleet.

January 22nd 2002: Keel laid.

July 2nd 2002: Launched.

© Benoit Donne

Island Princess – © Benoit Donne

June 18th 2003: Delivered to Princess Cruises inc, Hamilton, Bermuda.

July 11th 2003: Christened in Vancouver, Canada.

July 12th 2003: Maiden cruise from Vancouver.

August 11th 2003: Registered Owner: Brittany Shipping, Hamilton, Bermuda. Manager: Management Princess Cruises Inc.

© John Wilson © John Wilson

Island Princess – © John Wilson (@ Panama)

May 15th 2015: While the ship was on a round-the-world voyage across the glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park, a fire broke out on the ship. Leaking oil in the engine room ignited and caused a small fire on deck 4. A fire alarm was issued for the ship. The crew managed to limit the spread of fire and completely extinguish it within 30 minutes. All passengers were informed about the situation, no one was hurt.

© John Wilson © John Wilson

Island Princess – © John Wilson (Skagway, 09/06/2019)

April 2020: As part of the COVID-19 Pandemic precautions, the ship repatriated crew members to Asia and the summer cruise schedule for the ship was cancelled.

August 10th 2022: Called at Dover.

Island Princess – 🆕© Mike Jackson (Dover Strait Shipping) (Dover, 10/08/2022)

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: Benoit Donne,  Dover Strait Shipping, Mike Jackson and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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