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What Happened to the Former Princess Ships? P. 3

7 minutes read • May 25th, 2017
Here's the final part of our story about the former ships of

Princess Cruises

We ended the last article with Crown Princess.

In 1991, an 804 ft beauty was built at the famous Italian Fincantieri shipyard. Initially, the ship was built for Sitmar Cruises, already known to us. However, the liner joined the fleet of

Princess Cruises

under the name of Regal Princess.
© Tony Hisgett/Wiki/CC BY 2.0

After sea trials, Regal Princess went to New York, where the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher christened her.
In the summer the ship cruised the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale. In autumn and winter, Regal Princess operated the Alaskan sailings.
© Wknight94/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

In 2000, the ship had a significant refurbishment. After the repair, she went to Australia. After this, the ship also made cruises in the Mediterranean and Europe for some time.
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In 2004, the company planned to transfer Regal Princess to the A'Rosa Cruises company to strengthen the German market, but the transfer did not take place. In 2006, there were plans to move the ship to the Ocean Village fleet, but something also went wrong.
As a result, Regal Princess joined the P&O Australia fleet in 2007.
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After the considerable refurbishment and design changes, the ship received a new name - Pacific Dawn. The Australian Olympic Champion Runner, Cathy Freeman, renamed the cruise liner.
The ship is in service and still pleases tourists, mainly from Australia.
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In 1993, the ship built in 1973 and known under the names of Royal Viking Sky and Sunward joined the company.
The ship sailed under the flags of Royal Viking Line, Birka Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Then she began to sail under the

Princess Cruises

The ship got the name of Golden Princess.
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Golden Princess made cruises under the Princess flag until 1997.
From 1997 to 1998, the liner belonged to Star Cruises under the name of SuperStar Capricorn.
From 1998 to 2001, the former Golden Princess cruised under the name of Hyundai Keumgang (Hyundai Merchant Marine was her operator). Until 2004, the liner sailed under the flag of Star Cruises again.
From 2004 to 2005, the ship belonged to Iberocruceros, and her name was Grand Latino.
In 2005, the liner with a rich history joined the fleet of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
Just imagine! The ship is still in service and pleases cruise lovers from all over the world. Her current name is Boudicca.

Ocean Princess was the next Princess ship on our list (we follow the chronology of the ships that are no longer in the Princess fleet and not the chronology of the new ships' appearance).
The ship was built at the famous Italian Fincantieri shipyard. In 2000, she joined the Princess fleet. Anne, Princess Royal and the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II became her godmother.
Ocean Princess as MV Oceana © Charlie/Wiki/CC BY 2.0

The ship sailed under the Princess flag for a relatively short period: for two years. Already in 2002, Ocean Princess was transferred to the P&O Cruises fleet.
If we are not mistaken, in 2003, the ship was renamed Anne, Princess Royal. Her new name is Oceana.
The ship is still in service.
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As soon as the last ship left the Princess fleet, the company got new Tahitian Princess.
It was R Four built for Renaissance Cruises in 1999. By the way, her sister, R Three (now Pacific Princess), joined the Princess fleet at the same time. However, Pacific Princess is still a part of the Princess fleet, so today we are talking not about her.
Let's return to Tahitian Princess!
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In 2009, the ship got the new name - Ocean Princess. We've already heard it, have not we? ;-)
This name complied better with the company's spirit.
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In 2014, it became known that the liner was sold to Oceania Cruises for more than $80 mln. In March 2016, the former Ocean Princess went into a dry dock for reconstruction. It cost about $40 mln.
In April 2016, the ship entered the Oceania Cruises fleet under the new name of Sirena.
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The former Royal Princess is the last ship for today. She is the last cruise liner that left Princess Cruises as of May 2017. She was the second Royal. We've already talked about the first one in the last article.
Royal Princess is the sister of Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess we talked about a couple of minutes ago.
The ship was built in 2001 for Renaissance Cruises under the name of R Eight. The ship never sailed under the flag of this company. Because of its bankruptcy, the liner stayed in the port of Marseilles until 2003.
In 2003, Swan Hellenic bought her, and she sailed under the name of Minerva II until 2007.
In 2007, the liner became a part of the beautiful Princess family.
Unfortunately, Royal Princess left the fleet of Princess Cruises already in 2011. It was not a surprise because the construction of new Royal Princess started already in 2011.
The former one became a part of the P&O Cruises fleet. Her new name is Adonia.
© Alessandro Ambrosetti/Wiki/CC BY 2.0

Since 2016, Adonia belongs to the fathom company. She operates cruises to Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

It was a long story of the former Princess Cruises ships.
Very eventful and fascinating story!
We never thought we would divide it into three articles!
We hope you liked to read it as much as we liked to collect information and write about it! wink
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