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Emerald Princess in port
|Port of registry:||Hamilton, 22x20px Bermuda|
|Maiden voyage:||April 11, 2007|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9333151|
|Class and type:||Grand class cruise ship|
|Tonnage:||gross tonnage (GT) of 113,000 tons|
|Displacement:||8,100 tons of deadweight|
|Length:||951 ft (290 m)|
|Beam:||118 ft (36 m)|
|Draft:||26.2 ft (8.0 m)|
|Decks:||15 passenger decks|
|Installed power:||Gas turbine 25,000 kW|
|Propulsion:||Two azimuthing pods 21,000kW each|
|Speed:||21.5 kn (39.82 km/h) maximum speed|
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.
Concept and Construction
Emerald Princess launched in 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.
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.
- Ward, Douglas (2008). Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. London: Berlitz. pp. 353–354. ISBN 978-981-268-564-3.
- THE “EMERALD PRINCESS” IS LAUNCHED IN MONFALCONE. Press Release. Fincantieri. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2010
- FINCANTIERI: PRESENTATION OF THE “EMERALD PRINCESS” FOR PRINCESS CRUISES. Press Release. Fincantieri. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2010
- Emerald Princess christened on Mother's day. News Article. Princess Cruises. 13 May 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2010