MS Island Princess (2003)

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For the original Princess Cruises liner with this name, see MS Island Princess (1971).
Island Princess in Port Everglades.JPG
Island Princess moored in Port Everglades.
History
Bermuda
Name: Island Princess
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Princess Cruises
Port of registry: London, UK.
Route: Panama Canal, Alaska
Ordered: 1999
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Cost: US$330 million
Laid down: 2001
Launched: 2003
Christened: July 11, 2003 Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada
Completed: June, 2003
Maiden voyage: July 12, 2003
In service: July 12, 2003
Refit: September 1, 2010 [1]
Homeport: Vancouver, Canada and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Identification: IMO number: 9230402
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Coral-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 91,627 GT
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) [2]
Decks: 16 (12 for passengers)
Installed power: Two Wärtsilä 16V46C diesel engines
General Electric LM2500+ gas turbine
Propulsion: Combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG)
Two shafts; fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)[2]
Capacity: 1,970 passengers [2][3]
Crew: 900[2]

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. She was constructed at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France.[1]

Route[edit]

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.[4]

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