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Oceana (or her sister ship Adonia) near La Pallice, France
Name: 2000—2002: Ocean Princess
2002—present: Oceana
Owner: 2000—2002: Princess Cruises
2002 onwards: P&O Cruises[1]
Operator: 2000—2002: Princess Cruises
2002 onwards: P&O Cruises[1]
Port of registry: 2000—2005: London,  United Kingdom[1]
2005 onwards: Hamilton,  Bermuda [2]
Builder: Fincantieri, Trieste, Italy
Yard number: 6044[1]
Christened: 20 February 2000[1]
Acquired: 29 January 2000[1]
Maiden voyage: February 2000[1]
In service: February[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Sun class cruise ship
Tonnage: 77,499 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 8,293 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 261.30 m (857.28 ft)
Beam: 32.25 m (105.81 ft)
Draft: 8.10 m (26.57 ft)
Decks: 11 (passenger accessible)[3]
Installed power: 4 × 16-cyl Fincantieri-Grandi Motori diesels
combined 46080 kW
Speed: 21 knots
Capacity: 2016 (regular)
2272 (maximum)[3]
Crew: 889

MV Oceana (formerly Ocean Princess) is a Sun class cruise ship owned and operated by P&O Cruises. She was built in 2000 by the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy as MV Ocean Princess for Princess Cruises. In 2002 she was transferred to the fleet of P&O Cruises and received her current name.[1]




Ocean Princess

Operating for Princess Cruises, Ocean Princess entered service on 16 February 2000. During the winter season, Ocean Princess was positioned in the Southern Caribbean, while in summer, the vessel operated in Alaskan waters.


In November 2002, Ocean Princess was transferred to P&O Cruises. The vessel entered operation in May 2003, after participating in a renaming ceremony with sister ship Adonia, and presided over by Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne. The time in between acquisition and launch was spent reconfiguring the vessel to open up an additional deck for passenger use, resulting in a corresponding increase in passenger capacity from 1,950 to 2,016.

In summer, the vessel sails from Southampton in the United Kingdom to the Mediterranean and Scandinavia. In the northern winter, Oceana berths in Barbados; sailing through the Caribbean and to Central America.

During the 2 week period of 28 March 2008 - 11 April 2008, Oceana underwent a refit at Meyer Werft shipyard as part of the P&O Cruises Elevation programme. The extensive refit included Winners bar and the Monte Carlo Casino merging to become one venue; Winners. The on board photo gallery has also been improved and divided into separate areas. Starlights, a show lounge, has also benefited from the refit, as has the gym which now includes interactive mountain bikes. The cabins have received similar treatment to that of other P&O ships and now have Slumberland mattresses and Egyptian linen. The Cafe Jardin menu has been enhanced to reflect French cuisine by Marco Pierre White.[4]

Onboard entertainment

Onboard entertainment includes the resident Headliners Theatre Company, consisting of male and female singers and dancers who perform several routines throughout a cruise. Examples from a July 2008 cruise to Norway were "In Town Tonight," "Swinging 60's" and "Strictly Dancing."



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Asklander, Asklander. "M/S Ocean Princess (2000)" (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 5 December 2008.  
  2. ^ Retrieved on 10 February 2009
  3. ^ a b "About Oceana: Ship statistics". P&O Cruises official website. Retrieved 2007-12-17.  
  4. ^ "Oceana Refit, Portunus Magazine".  

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