Artania ex Royal Princess (1984 - 2005) ex Artemis (2005 - 2011)
Artania, the flagship of the Phoenix Seereisen, was originally built as Royal Princess at Wärtsilä shipyard in Helsinki in 1984 (Successor company: Meyer Turku; the former Helsinki shipyard is now owned by Helsinki Shipyard). Royal Princess was designed by Knud Hansen, Hirsch Bedner (interiors) and Njål Eide (interiors).
She is a seminal milestone for passenger shipbuilding: Royal Princess was the first implementation of Wärtsilä's so-called 'All-Outside-Concept' developed under the leadership of Kai Levander. This concept is still the basis for most contemporary cruise ships.
Royal Princess had a rather long career with Princess Cruises, she was transferred to P&O in 2005 to become Artemis before finally joining the fleet of Phoenix Seereisen as Artania in 2011. 2014 Artania underwent an extensive refit at Lloyd Werft in the course of which she was re-engined. Giving the prominence of Royal Princess/Artania, a lot of information is found online and in literature - see the selection of links at the bottom of this page.