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ARTANIA, PHOENIX REISEN CRUISES

Artania (previously Royal Princess and Artemis) is a cruise ship chartered since 2011 by Phoenix Reisen, a German-based travel agency and cruise ship operator. She was built for Princess Cruises by Wärtsilä at the Helsinki Shipyard, Finland, and was launched on 18 February 1984.

At a ceremony in Southampton, England, on 15 November 1984, the ship was named Royal Princess by Diana, Princess of Wales. After entering service on 19 November 1984, she cruised as Royal Princess until April 2005, when she was transferred to the control of P&O Cruises, and was renamed Artemis. In 2011, she moved to Phoenix Reisen's fleet, under the modified name Artania.

HistoryName:

  • Royal Princess (1984-2005)

  • Artemis (2005-2011)

  • Artania (2011-present)

Owner:

Operator:

Port of registry:

Builder:Wärtsilä Helsinki ShipyardFinlandCost:$165 million (1984)[1]Yard number:464[2]Launched:18 February 1984[2]Christened:

Acquired:30 October 1984[2]Maiden voyage:19 November 1984[2]In service:19 November 1984[2]Identification:

Status:In serviceGeneral characteristics [2]Type:Cruise shipTonnage:

Length:230.61 m (756.59 ft)Beam:

  • 29.60 m (97.11 ft)[2] or

  • 32.2 m (105.64 ft)[3]

Draught:7.80 m (25.59 ft)Decks:8 (passenger accessible)[3]Installed power:

Speed:22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)Capacity:

  • 1188 (normal)

  • 1260 (maximum)

Crew:537[

Earlier Event: January 30
CORAL PRINCESS, PRINCESS CRUISES
Later Event: February 1
COSTA LUMINOSA, COSTA CRUISES