travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Princess Cruises Diamond Princess

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Introduction and History

Constructed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan, the Diamond Princess entered service in 2004. The 2,670-passenger ship has a gross tonnage of 115,875, length of 952 feet and a draft of 28 feet. Its officers are British and Italian, and the crew is international.

The ship is a sister to the Sapphire Princess (also 2004) and part of the enlarged Grand Princess class, with all the same amenities and wide range of public rooms.

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Departing from Yokohama, Japan
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