MS Island Princess (2003)
Island Princess docked in Skagway, Alaska.
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Port of registry:||London, UK.|
|Route:||Panama Canal, Alaska|
|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique|
|Christened:||July 11, 2003 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Maiden voyage:||July 12, 2003|
|In service:||July 12, 2003|
|Refit:||September 1, 2010 |
|Homeport:||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.|
|Class and type:||Coral-class cruise ship|
|Length:||294 m (964 ft)|
|Beam:||32 m (106 ft) (waterline)37 m (122 ft) (bridge wings)|
|Height:||62 m (204 ft)|
|Draught:||7.9 m (26 ft) |
|Decks:||16 (12 for passengers)|
|Installed power:||Two Wärtsilä 16V46C diesel enginesGeneral Electric LM2500+ gas turbine|
|Propulsion:||Combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG)Two shafts; fixed pitch propellers|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
|Capacity:||1,970 passengers |
Island Princess is a cruise ship for the Princess Cruises line. She is the sister ship to Coral Princess and together they are the only Panamax ships in Princess's fleet together with their R Class vessels and Sun-Class ships. She was constructed at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France.
Island Princess's main itinerary consist of seven day Alaskan cruises from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whittier, Alaska during the summer months. During the fall, winter, and spring, Island Princess and her sister ship Coral Princess run 10/14-15 day Panama Canal cruises with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, San Juan del Sur, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Cartagena, Colombia, and Oranjestad, Aruba.
In 2015 Island Princess will sail the first time to Europe, traveling between Barcelona and Venice.
In 2019/2020 cruise season, Island Princess will continue to operate the West Coast cruises.
- "About Your Ship: Island Princess". Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "Princess Cruise : Island Princess - Ship Details". Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "M/S Island Princess". Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "Princess Cruises Sends New Ship to California Coast for 2019/2020 Cruise Season - Princess Cruises". www.cruisecritic.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
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