Sapphire Princess

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Photo 1
Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: (BE) Zeebrugge
Date: 02/09/2018

Photo 2
Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: (BE) Zeebrugge
Date: 02/09/2018

Administrative data Technical data
name: Sapphire Princess
built: 2004
call sign: 2HFZ6
IMO: 9228186
flag: United Kingdom
dimensions: 288.33 x 37.50 x 8.50 m
type: cruise
capacity: 2670 passengers
1100 crew
18 decks (13 guest)
speed: 21.00 kn

former name(s): new name(s):
Diamond Princess ('04-'04) No known new names

We also have pictures of this vessel under the folowing name(s).

Extra info:
Normally to be named Diamond Princess during construction, but swapped names with her sistervessel because a major fire occured through the original Diamond Princess (presently sailing as today's Sapphire Princess) during construction, leading to a construction delay.

Both sister ships were being constructed at the same time, so the original Sapphire assumed the role of Diamond.
This name swap assisted in keeping the delivery date of Diamond Princess on time, and kept Sapphire Princess on schedule as it was nearing completion early

Converted? This vessel is still the same type as it was built.
Museum? No
Scrapping? Not scrapped on 10/10/2018.
Lost at sea or sunken? No