Registered Owner:Fairline Shipping Int.Corp. - USA - Beneficial Owner: Carnival Corp. - USA - Operator: PRINCESS Cruises - USA.
|The Sapphire and
are sisterships both built at Japan. In fact the ships are similar to the
Grand-Class serie. The Japanese built ships have a slightly greater beam,some
small alterations on hull design and no spoiler on aftship as the Grand-Class
sisters. It are the first ships to be constructed by a Japanese Yard for P&O
The Diamond Princess was original named as Sapphire Princess however in december 2002 when the ship was under construction a fire broke out. The damage was serious and the hull was switched to the identical sister Sapphire Princess which was also under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Launched as Diamond Princess and completed as Sapphire Princess.
|jan.10-2012 Sapphire Princess arrives today at the Victoria Shipyards drydock in British Columbia to begin a dramatic, four-week transformation. The drydock continues a multi-year fleet renovation process that has brought Princess Cruises’ signature features.|
Entered service: 2004 - Gross tonnage: 115.875 - Pass. lower beds: 2674 - All berths: 3100 - Passenger decks: 13 -Length: 288,33 m. - Beam: 37,50 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä 2 type 8L46C output each 9.450 kW. and 2 type 9L46C output 8.400 kW. each - Total installed power 35.700 kW. - 1 gasturbine GE Marine type LD 2500 T - Power 25.000 kW. fitted in the funnel (so called CODAG configuration) - Propulsion: 2 Ahlstom electric motors - power each 20.000 kW. - 2 Fixed pitch propellers 154 rev./min. - Service speed 21 knots - Built: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Nagasaki Japan - Yard no. 2180 - Flag: UK - Classification: LR.
Electric power is provided by a total of five alternators. These are two 11,440kVA and two 10,190kVA units, all diesel-driven, as well as a 31,250kVA alternator driven from the gas turbine. When in port, the system can be connected to the shore-based power facilities, allowing the alternators and boilers to be shut down and therefore decrease air pollution.
Former name: Diamond Princess
Sister ship: Diamond Princess
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 37.38|
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