Coral Princess

Coral Princess in 2002
Name: Coral Princess
Owner: Carnival plc
Operator: Princess Cruises
Port of registry: Hamilton,  Bermuda
Route: Panama Canal, Alaska.
Ordered: 2000
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Cost: US$330 million
Yard number: No.C32
Laid down: 2000
Launched: 2002
Christened: January 18, 2003 by Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso.
Completed: December 2002
Maiden voyage: January 3, 2003
In service: January 3, 2003
Identification: IMO number: 9229659
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Coral-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 91,627 GT
Length: 294 m (964 ft)

32 m (106 ft) (waterline)

37 m (122 ft) (bridge wings)

Height: 62 m (204 ft)
Draft: 8.2 m (27 ft)
Decks: 16
Installed power:

Two Wärtsilä 16V46C diesel engines

General Electric LM2500+ gas turbine


Combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG)

Two shafts; fixed pitch propellers

Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 1,970 passengers
Crew: 900

Coral Princess is a cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises line. The vessel, along with sister ship Island Princess, was launched in 2002. Coral Princess and Island Princess are the only two Panamax ships operated by Princess Cruises.


During summer months, Coral Princess's main itinerary consists of 7-day Alaskan cruises from Vancouver, Canada to Whittier, Alaska, USA. During fall, winter and spring, the Coral Princess runs 11-day Panama Canal partial-transit cruises with stops in Cartagena, Colombia, Colon, Panama, either Ocho Rios, Jamaica or Grand Cayman (alternating cruises), Limon, Costa Rica and Oranjestad, Aruba, with Fort Lauderdale, Florida as its turnaround port.

Accidents and Incidents

On May 2, 2013, Coral Princess suffered a fire. It was quickly extinguished without anyone onboard being injured. The fire itself was confined to a storage locker in the engine room. While there were no injuries, a suite stateroom on Deck 9 was flooded when the in-room sprinkler went off following the fire.


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