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ARTEMIS
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 Built in 1984 at the Wartsila shipyard in Finland, this ship was originally
named Royal Princess in honor of Diana, Princess of Wales.  When the
ship was transferred from Princess Cruises to P&O Cruises in 2005, she
underwent a ₤10.5 million refit and was renamed Artemis.  In memory
of her original sponsor, the ship was renamed Artemis, the goddess of
the hunt in Greek mythology.  The ancient Romans, of course, called
Artemis Diana.          
 Artemis is a unique design.  All of her cabins have ocean views and due
to the thoughtful placement of her machinery, her open decks are
uncluttered and available for passenger use.  Because she is only 44,500
gross tons, everything is scaled down.  However, she has many of the
same features as larger ships.
 Also because of her size, Artemis can enter ports not on the itineraries
of large cruise ships.  Accordingly, Artemis often travels off the beaten
path.  For example, she does cruises up the Amazon River.  Her itinerary
is varied.  In the course of a year, she will travel to the Caribbean,
Panama, South America, the Baltic, the Greek Isles, around Britain, and
to the Norwegian fjords.      
 This varied itinerary attracts experienced travelers.  This includes a high
proportion of passengers who have traveled on P&O before.  The vast
majority of passengers are British.
 Since the cruises are longer, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere tends to
develop.  Passengers get to know one another as well as the officers and
crew.  “We are in the people business,” comments Executive Purser Zak
Coombs.
 The lifestyle onboard is traditional.  There are formal nights, traditional
reserved seatings for dinner, and officer-hosted tables.   Service is
efficient and friendly.  The ship is adults only.
 Artemis’ décor is contemporary but restrained.  There are no loud
colors or flashing lights.  The public rooms are spacious, earth-toned,
and quiet.
     (In April 2011, Artemis left P&O Cruises to become the Artania of
the Phoenix Reisen cruise line).
  

     
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Above:  "Spindrift" by sculptor David Norris.
Below:  Artemis'  spacious two-tiered
Atrium.
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ARTEMIS
Zak Coombs, Executive Purser
Above left:  A display of some of the paques and awards Artemis has received.

Above right:  Also on display are plates, sculptures and other gifts that have been given to the ship during her travels.
Above:  The Shore Excursions Desk.
Left:  The Front Desk.
Below:  The Furture Cruise Desk.
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