CROWN PRINCESS - Hamilton, Bermuda       Call sign - VSUJ5     IMO number - 8521220     Owner - Astramar S.p.a., Italy

Location - Photographed while she was underway in the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 5 September 2000
Photographer - Marc Piche - (Willem VanMaanen's collection)     Added to archive - 22 Feb 2003     Last updated - 24 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - January 1986
  Construction started - March 1988
  Keel laid - June 1988
  Launched - March 1989
  Delivered - July 1990

  (a) Crown Princess - Italy (1992)
  (b) Crown Princess - Liberia (5/2000)
  (c) Crown Princess - Bermuda (6/2002)
  (d) A'Rosa Blu - Bermuda

  As of February 2003 A'Rosa Blu was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger / Cruise ship
  Gross tonnage - 69,845
  Net tonnage - 34,907
  Deadweight tonnage - 6,261
  L.O.A. - 245.08 meters
  L.B.P. - 204.40 meters
  Width overall - 32.28 meters
  Width moulded - 32.25 meters
  Draught - 8.10 meters
  Depth - 20.03 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A.
  Country - Monfalcone, Italy
  Hull number - 5839
  Engine builder - MAN B&W Diesel AG, Augsburg
  Number of engines - 4
  Engine type - MAN 8L58/64 diesels
  Horsepower - 52,907 bhp (38,913 kW)
  Speed - 19.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - Bow thruster & 2 variable thrust/variable pitch propellers aft

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Crown Princess was operated by P&O Cruises, England from her construction in 1990 until 1994 (Astramar S.p.A., owner)
* She operated for Princess Cruises Inc., U.S.A. from 1994 until April of 2002
* A'Rosa Blu owned by P&O Cruises (P&O Princess Cruises International Ltd), U.S.A. and managed by Seetours, Germany

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

Additonal information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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