Ship statistics

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Entered service: March 2004

Lifestyle: Standard

Onboard currency: US Dollar

Passengers (lower berths): 2,674

Crew: 1,238

Tonnage: 115,875

Length: 290 metres

Beam: 37.5 metres

Draft: 8.05 metres

Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess began operation in March 2004.

Diamond Princess and her sister ship, the Sapphire Princess, are two of the only Princess Cruises cruise ships built in Japan. Like Sapphire Princess, she is a sub-classed Grand-class ship,which is also known as a Gem-class ship, as they have a 37.5 metre (123 ft) beam while all other Grand-class ships have a beam of 36 metres (118 ft).

Diamond Princess has been a regular visitor to New Zealand, operating several open jaw trans-Tasman voyages over the Australasian summer. After the season down under, Diamond Princess will be deployed in Japan.

Depending on the voyage, Diamond Princess may carry a mostly North American crowd on an exchange voyage; or a mostly Australian crowd with multi-generational family groups, couples in their 30’s to 70’s and some singles of various ages (mostly travelling with friends) on a transit voyage.

Princess Cruises does not allow passengers to bring liquor onboard and even that purchased onboard the duty free shop is retained until the last day of the cruise. Wine or champagne brought onboard at embarkation or in port are however allowed in the onboard restaurants with a corkage charge of USD15 and limited to one per person.

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Upcoming visits

Port Date Time
Auckland 28-Nov-2017 0700 - 1730
Fiordland 24-Dec-2017 0700 - 1600
Port Chalmers 25-Dec-2017 0800 - 1800
Akaroa 26-Dec-2017 0800 - 1800
Picton 27-Dec-2017 0630 - 1600

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