Diamond Princess is a British-registered cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She began operation in March 2004 and primarily cruises in Asia during the northern hemisphere summer and Australia during the southern hemisphere summer. She is a subclassed Grand-class ship, which is also known as a Gem-class ship.

Diamond Princess and her sister ship, Sapphire Princess, are the widest subclass of Grand-class ships, as they have a 37.5-meter (123 ft 0 in) beam, while all other Grand-class ships have a beam of 36 meters (118 ft 1 in). Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess were both built in Nagasaki, Japan, by Mitsubishi Industries.

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

Make your vacation truly yours on a Princess MedallionClass cruise that features next-level technology, now on all ships. Enjoy fast, reliable Wi-Fi, TrulyTouchless experiences, food, and drinks delivered wherever you are and so much more.

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Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess

Full Specifications

Name Diamond Princess
Owner Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator Princess Cruises
Port of registry
Builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Cost US$500 million
Yard number 2181
Laid down 2 March 2002
Launched 12 April 2003
Christened 2004
Completed 26 February 2004
Maiden voyage 2004
In service March 2004
Identification
Status Service suspended
Notes [1]
General characteristics
Class and type Gem-class cruise ship
Tonnage 115,875 GT
Length 290.2 m (952 ft 1 in)
Beam 37.49 m (123 ft 0 in)
Height 62.48 m (205 ft 0 in)
Draught 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
Decks 13
Installed power Wärtsilä 46 series common rail engines
Propulsion Twin propellers
Speed 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity 2,670 passengers
Crew 1,100 crew

 

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