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Diamond Princess

Capacity
2670
Crew
1100
Tonnage
115 875
Length
290.2 m (952 ft)
First voyage
2004
Decks
13

Diamond Princess is a cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She began operation in March 2004 and primarily cruises in Asia during the summer and Australia in the winter season. 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 m (123 ft) beam while all other Grand Class ships have a beam of 36 m (118 ft). Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess... Read more

Diamond Princess

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
2670
Crew: 
1100
Tonnage: 
115 875
Length: 
290.2 m (952 ft)
Beam: 
37.49 m (123.0 ft)
First voyage: 
2004
Decks: 
13

Diamond Princess is a cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She began operation in March 2004 and primarily cruises in Asia during the summer and Australia in the winter season. 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 m (123 ft) beam while all other Grand Class ships have a beam of 36 m (118 ft). Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess were both built in Nagasaki, Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Construction

The ship was originally intended to be christened Sapphire Princess. However, construction of the ship originally intended to be named Diamond Princess (presently sailing as Sapphire Princess) was delayed when fire swept through her decks during construction. Because completion of the now-damaged ship would be delayed for some time, her sister ship, which was also under construction, was renamed to Diamond Princess. The name swap helped to keep the delivery date of Diamond Princess on time. She was the first Princess Cruises ship to be built in a Japanese shipyard and lacks the "wing" or "spoiler" across the rear which can be seen on Caribbean Princess.

Machinery

The diesel-electric plant of Diamond Princess has four diesel generators and a gas turbine generator. The diesel generators are Wärtsilä 46 series common rail engines, two straight 9-cylinder configuration (9L46), and two straight 8-cylinder configuration (8L46). The 8- and 9-cylinder engines can produce approximately 8,500 kW (11,400 hp) and 9,500 kW (12,700 hp) of power respectively. These engines are fueled with heavy fuel oil (HFO or bunker c) and marine gas oil (MGO) depending on the local regulations regarding emissions, as MGO produces much lower emissions but is much more expensive. The gas turbine generator is a General Electric LM2500, producing a peak of 25,000 kW (34,000 hp) of power fueled by MGO. This generator is much more expensive to run than the diesel generators, and is used mostly in areas, such as Alaska, where the emissions regulations are strict. It is also used when high speed is required to make it to a port in a shorter time period. There are two propulsion electric motors which drive fixed-pitch propellers and six thrusters used during maneuvering; three bow and three stern. The propulsion electric motors (PEMs), are conventional synchronous motors made by Alstom Motors. The two motors are each rated to 20 MW and have a maximum speed of 154 rpm. (Rated speed of 0-145 rpm.)

In June 2017 Diamond Princess was retrofitted with a hull air lubrication system to reduce fuel consumption and related CO2 emissions.

Cruising areas

Prior to 2014, Diamond Princess alternated sailing north and southbound voyages of the glacier cruises during the northern summer months and in the southern summer, she sailed from Australia and New Zealand. Starting in 2014, she undertook cruises from Yokohama for Tokyo or Kobe in the northern summer season.

For the 2016-17 season, she sailed roundtrip cruises in the northern winter months from Singapore. Kota Kinabalu was added as part of its destination along with Vietnamese port of Nha Trang in December 2016. She resumed voyaging from Sydney for the 2017-18 season.

After the 2018 Australia & New Zealand cruises, Diamond Princess was repositioned into South-East Asia for most of 2018, varying between Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan and Malaysia.

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Diamond_Princess_(ship)

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Attractions on Diamond Princess


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Izumi Japanese Bath

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Exclusively on Diamond Princess sailings, the world’s largest open air Japanese bath, with both indoor and outdoor bathing areas, evokes the serenity of a classic Japanese spa while you soak in spe...
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The Library

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We've stocked our ships with an extensive library, including contemporary titles in a wide range of categories and books related to specific cruise itineraries. Princess onboard libraries have coll...
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Dance Floor

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Move to the rhythm of the disco beat or take a spin on one of our dance floors. And, for some belly laughs, catch a stand-up comedy act or belt out a song in our karaoke event.

Swirls

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Guests can enjoy a refreshing soft-serve cone complete with dipping sauces and sprinkles or splurge on other ice cream treats.
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SPA Entrance

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Outdoor Whirlpool

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Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in our pool!
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Shore Excursions

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The best way to get the information about shore excursions and to book your best one is just to ask us!
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Bandstand

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Place where you can listen to good music and watch the work of virtuosos.

Calypso Bar

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Quench your thirst with our award-winning craft beer, brewed exclusively by acclaimed local breweries and only available on board of Diamond Princess. Also you can find a wide array of wines, cockt...

Tradewinds

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Quench your thirst with our award-winning craft beer. It is a perfect place to meet up with shipboard friends and swap stories about the afternoon's adventures together with evening cocktails.

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9 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Diamond Princess


Dear friends! Let us plunge, once again, into aspects of the cruise industry. In this article, we want to introduce several facts you probably did not know about the charming Diamond Princess liner. Photo by: Roderick Eime/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 1. Initially, the ship was named Sapphire Princess. The...

Early in the morning of January 15, our cruise ship moored at Sydney terminal, located near the famous bridge exactly opposite the Sydney Opera House. Ah, it seems like I arrived here only yesterday - on the last day of 2010! And today, my journey is coming to its end also in Sydney. The...
We went on the cruise around Hokkaido on the  Diamond Princess . There were a lot of tourists from Japan and its neighboring countries! And no more than 5 percent of passengers were from other countries. Most of the people there were young, the average age was between 30 and 50. There...
Returning to Tauranga, the bus drove through the center of the city of Rotorua with facades facing the lake of the same name: On the way back the driver made a stop at one of the numerous kiwi plantations - New Zealand, as it is known, is the world's largest supplier of this fruit....
The true height of the mountains rising to the sky is especially felt from such pictures - after all, the photo was taken from the 16th deck of the huge liner! The airplane is soaring between the mountain peaks. The views opening from there are impressive! And here is the...
From Thompson Sound to the next big fjord -  Milford Sound  - there are about 62 miles (100 kilometers) along the coast. The ship goes along the cliffs and mountain ridges of the west coast of New Zealand rugged with fjords. This voyage along the coast was one of the most...
A leisurely stroll through the wine-growing plantations after dinner is so nice... So beautiful! After dinner and acquaintance with the peculiarities of Australian winemaking, we take the bus again and continue the route. From winemaking regions located outside the city limits, we go...