ex Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess, Island Venture
Island Princess – Roy Thornton Collection
Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany (Yard No 414) for Norwegian Cruise Ships, Oslo, Norway
- Original Cost: $25 million
- Length on deck: 168.74m
- Breadth of hull: 24.59m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 7.40m
- Tonnage: 19,907 gross/3,390 deadweight
- Engines: Four 10-cylinder Fiat geared diesels
- Power/Propellers: 13,240kW/2
- Speed: 21.5 knots
- Capacity: 767 passengers (1971), 600 (1974)710 (2009)
- Crew: 317/350
- Passenger Decks: 8
- IMO Number: 7108514
- Registry: London, Hamilton
- Sister Ships: Sea Venture
March 6th 1971: Launched.
November 20th 1971: Trials.
December 14th 1971: Christened in Oslo.
January 4th 1972: Delivered. Cruising between New York and Hamilton under the management of Flagship Cruises.
September 1972: Taken over by Fearnley & Eger, Oslo having been previously under the joint ownership of Lorentzen and Fearnley & Eger. Renamed ISLAND PRINCESS. Cruising from US ports.
Island Princess – © Carsten Dettmer (left) and © Raisuke Numata (right)
August 1974: Sold to P&O Line, London. Continued cruising from US ports.
1986: Transferred to Princess Cruises, London.
May 1999: Sold to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co, Panama and renamed HYUNDAI PUNGAK.
2001: Sold to Fiducia Shipping Co. S.A., Panama and renamed PLATINUM.
2002: Renamed DISCOVERY.
© Aleksi Lindström (both)
May 2003: Cruising for Voyages of Discovery.
© Ken Lubi (both)
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: Carsten Dettmer, Aleksi Lindström, Ken Lubi and Raisuke Numata for their assistance in producing this feature.