Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess


capacità 3700 pers

equipaggio 1205 pers

Taille 290,00 m

stazza 113561

categoria Premium

Emerald Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship for Princess Cruises that entered service in April 2007. Her sister ships include Caribbean Princess and Crown Princess. She features two nightclubs, a piazza style atrium, multiple pools and hot tubs, a spa, and a gym. Unlike her sisters, Emerald Princess does not have a disco overhanging the stern, but the same stern as her near-sisters Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess.

Emerald Princess launched from the Italian shipyard of Fincantieri Monfalcone on June 1, 2006. She was then handed over to Princess on March 24, 2007. Emerald Princess was christened on 13 May 2007, in Greece.

SERVICE STORY

Emerald Princess began commercial service on 11 April 2007, offering 12-day Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises, and continued sailing Europe for Summer 2007. She was then repositioned in Fort Lauderdale in Fall to offer Caribbean cruises.

Emerald Princess had a power outage on July 25, 2010 on the first day of a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. For extended periods during the 4+ hour outage, there was no air conditioning, no elevator service, limited lighting, and toilets could not flush. As a result of the outage, the Emerald Princess missed its first port of call the following day. Passengers were credited $300 USD per stateroom for the inconvenience. Princess cruises has not yet determined the cause of the outage.

INCIDENTS

On May 17th 2011, the ship sustained considerable damage to several lifeboats when a fuel loading barge collided with the side of the ship while in the port of St Petersburg, Russia. After inspection by authorities, it was determined the ship still had enough passenger space in an emergency using inflatable life rafts, and the ship will continue on the planned itinerary.

CURRENT / FUTURE CRUISES

In 2014 she will be based in Southampton for cruises to the Baltic, Mediterranean and the fjords of Norway, as well as to the Canary Islands.