Crown Princess (ship)

Lloyd 's Register of Shipping

IMO no. 9293399

The Crown Princess is a cruise ship of Princess Cruises, which was built under the number 6100 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone ( Italy). She is the second ship which was put into service under that name the shipping company. The Crown Princess is the lead ship of the Crown - class that represents an evolution of the Grand class. Through the use of light metal, another deck could be realized, thereby reducing the passenger capacity increased by 20%. The Crown Princess is measured with more than 113,000 gross tons and is one of the largest cruise ships in the world. The maiden voyage began on 14 June 2006 and led New York through the Caribbean to Port Canaveral (Florida ). Since 2008, the ship regularly out on European waters, starting with Baltic cruises in 2008. Early summer 2009 and 2010 the ship in the Mediterranean was traveling, the summer of 2009, 2010 and 2011 sailed the ship from Southampton from Norway, Iceland and the UK and Ireland. In summer 2012 Mediterranean cruises were on the program, 2013, it again offers cruises from Southampton to Norway and Spitsbergen, in the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, at. In 2014 it is expected to leave Europe and the Caribbean and South America moved over to the U.S. west coast. In the summer season they will then probably be sailed Alaska and replace the Diamond Princess there used to date, which is used in 2014 in Japanese waters.


On the afternoon of July 18, 2006 became the Crown Princess, after she had left the port of Port Canaveral, suddenly strong skew. Besides umstürzendem furniture and bursting glass and water from the pool flowed into stairwells and elevator shafts. According to passengers on board broke from panic. The incident is attributable to human error. A junior officer noticed an alleged mismanagement of the autopilot, disabled and this contributed even more to the already battered by the autopilot direction, which eventually led to a dip of about 15 °. After an investigation by the competent investigating authorities, the ship was again declared for seaworthy. The Crown Princess was on a nine-day Caribbean cruise on the road and on the way back to New York. This incident is considered to be one of the worst in the history of modern cruises.