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Old April 21st, 2007, 10:04 AM
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The "old" Royal Princess was one of our favorite ships. The teak decks on the stearn were a sight to behold.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 11:40 AM
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The "old" Royal Princess was one of our favorite ships. The teak decks on the stearn were a sight to behold.
Yes, she is a fabulous ship! Unfortunately, having entered service in 1984, she was reaching a point where it was no longer possible to add the amenities that North American passengers now expect. Thus, she is now cruising as MV Artemis for sister line P&O Cruises, marketed primarily in the United Kindgom.

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Old April 21st, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Hi Val, as Norm has replied she is now operating as an adults only shipfor P&O under the name of Artemis. We were told that this name was chosen as Artemis was the Greek Goddess of Hunting, the Romans Goddess of Hunting was Diana, and of course Princess Diana named the Royal Princess. So some thinking went into the name.

Rest assured we are looking after your ship, and she has devleoped a strong British following, much in the way that Sea Princess did when she became MV Victoria.

We have only been on her once, which was to a lot of the smaller Fjords in Norway & loved the atmosphere on board. Our first ship was MV Victoria, so it was really nice to get another small, personal ship into the P&O fleet.

On the note of Sea Princess / Victoria, we were delighted to read the other day, that after her last owners filed for bankruptcy, she was chartered by Scholar Ship, and when she has finished that lease in 2010, will become a hotel/restaurant/museum in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Hope you found this of interest,

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