MS Ocean Princess Cruise Ship before Dawn, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on August 15, 2010

A pre-dawn view of the MS Ocean Princess berthed alongside CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) of the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks (nb the floodlights above the centre of the ship are located on the pier).

This Dover Harbour photo, best viewed in a larger size, was taken at 5.04 am on Saturday, 7th of August, 2010, from the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

The Ocean Princess had just finished a 7-night "Norwegian Interlude" cruise (itinerary: Dover, Stavanger, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Olden, Bergen, Dover) and left later in the day on another 7-night cruise called "Ireland & Scotland Interlude" (Dover, Dartmouth, Waterford, Dublin, Edinburgh, Dover).

Click to see the ship in Dover Harbour on Monday, 7th of June, 2010:

The Ocean Princess berthed at Cruise Terminal 1

The Ocean Princess in the Western Entrance

Ocean Princess (formerly R Four and then Tahitian Princess) is an R-class cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises. The Star Princess, also operated by Princess Cruises, called at Dover on Wednesday, 5th of May, 2010: see the Star Princess Cruise Ship at Dawn, the Star Princess Cruise Ship at Sunset, and the Star Princess leaving Dover Harbour photos.

The MS Regatta , another R-class ship, called at Dover on Wednesday, 2nd of June, 2010: see MS Regatta Cruise Ship at CT2 and MS Regatta Cruise Ship near Sunset.

The official Ocean Princess webpage can also be accessed via Princess Ships; click to see the Ocean Princess webcam.

Ocean Princess career (1)

Name: 1999 - 2002: R Four, 2002 - 2009: Tahitian Princess, 2009 - present: Ocean Princess

Owner: 1999 - 2001: Renaissance Cruises, 2002 - present: Carnival Corporation and PLC

Operator: 1999 - 2001: Renaissance Cruises, 2001 - 2002: laid up, 2002 - present: Princess Cruise Line

Port of registry: 1999 - 2002: Monrovia, Liberia, 2002 - 2005: Gibraltar, 2005 - present: Hamilton, Bermuda

Builder: Chantiers de l`Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France

In service: 1999

Current status: In Service

General characteristics (as Ocean Princess) (1) (2)

Class and type: R class cruise ship

Tonnage: 30,277 GRT

Displacement: 2,700 DWT

Length: 181.00 m (593 ft 10 in)

Beam: 25.46 m (83 ft 6 in)

Draught: 5.80 m (19 ft 0 in)

Decks: 11 (9 passenger accessible)

Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 12V32 diesels, combined 13500 kW

Propulsion: Twin propellers

Speed: 18 kn (33.34 km/h)

Capacity: 688 (lower berths), 826 (all berths)

Crew: 373

Call Sign: ZCDS4

IMO: 9187899

MMSI: 310505000

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(1) Wikipedia entry for Ocean Princess (2) Marinetraffic entry for Ocean Princess

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John Latter on January 2, 2013

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MS Ocean Princess Cruise Ship

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

John Latter on January 2, 2013

Also see the MS Ocean Princess Cruise Ship and Rainbow in Dover Harbour photo, taken at 5.36 am on Saturday, 14th of August, 2010.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 15, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/08/07 05:04:03
    • Exposure: 1.000s
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash