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Diamond Princess | Princess Cruises
Diamond Princess Docked At Circular Quay, Sydney
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Diamond Princess | Princess Cruises
Diamond Princess at Hong Kong
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Diamond Princess docked in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Diamond Princess cruise ship, taken from Mt.Roberts, Juneau, Alaska, USA
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DIAMOND PRINCESS FACTS

Description
Diamond Princess is one of Princess Cruises’ Grand-class ships. She is one of only two Princess cruise ships built in Japan, the other being her sister ship, the Sapphire Princess. The ship features luxurious suites, comfortable cabins, formal and casual dining places, lounges and more. The elegantly decorated Grand Plaza is the central hub of the ship.

Destinations
Diamond Princess cruises to Asia, Alaska and Australia, with cruises varying from 7-day up to a 32-day. Ports of call vary depending on cruise. Asian ports may include Thailand, Xingang, Vietnam, Okinawa, Keelung, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Pusan. The ports of call in the Alaskan region are Muroran, Whittierm Vancouver, Ketchikan, British Colombia, Skagway, Juneau, College Fjord and Anchorage. The Ports of call in Australia and New Zealand include Sydney, Malbourne, Christchurch, Hobart, Auckland, Dunedin.

History
Diamond Princess was completed in the year 2004. The vessel was initially to be named Sapphire Princess; however, there was a delay in the release. Hence, another ship that was completed by then was named Sapphire and the one built in Japan at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was called Diamond. The inaugural ceremony was held at the port of Nagasaki and the god mother of the cruise is Yoshiko Tsukuda. She is the wife of the President Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Dining
The dining options on the vessel include the Savoy dining room, the Vivaldi dining rooms, the Pacific Moon dining room, the Sante Fe dining room, International dining room, Sterling Steakhouse, Wake view bar, Lobby bar, Wheel house bar, Crooners bar, Sabatini’s, Calypso bar and Oasis bar.

Entertainment
Entertainment includes the Princess Theater, the Churchill Lounge, the Explorers Lounge, Video Arcade, Grand Casino, Club Fusion, Terrace pool, Neptune’s reef and pool, Calypso reef and pool, The Conservatory, Teen Center, Youth Center, Splash pool, Shuffleboard, Deck Chess set and a Skywalkers night club.

Sporting and health activities include Aerobics, Fitness Center, Sauna, Steam, Massage room, Lotus Spa, Lap pool, Beauty Salon, Horizon court, Center Court, Jogging track, Cyber Golf and Princess Links.

Cabins
Cabin accommodation includes Ocean view Staterooms, Deluxe Ocean view rooms and Inside staterooms. There area also Grand Suites, Owner’s Suites, Penthouse Suites, Premium Suites, Vista Suite, Mini-suites and Family suites sized from 1300 sq ft to 300 sq ft.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Princess Cruises
Built by:Mitsubishi Heavy Industries- Japan
Date Completed:2004
Gross Tonnage:115875
Length:289.86 m
Width:37.49 m
Decks:17
Passengers:2674
Crew:1238
IMO:9228198