Pools, Spa, and Outdoor Facilities.....................Page Two
Shops and Other Public Areas...........................Page Three
Bars, Lounges, Nighttime Entertainment.............Page Four
Artania is the latest incarnation of a much-loved ship.
This ship first entered service as Royal Princess for Princess
Cruises. After being named by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1984, the
ship quickly established a reputation as being an innovative large cruise
ship, serving primarily the American market.
Over the years, as bigger and bigger cruise ships came on the
scene, this ship came to be regarded as a relatively small cruise ship.
However, she found a new role - - long cruises to exotic locations
carrying people who preferred a more intimate cruise experience. In
2005, she switched to the British market, where she attracted a
considerable following as Artemis of P&O Cruises.
In April 2011, she left P&O Cruises to become the Artania of the
Phoenix Reisen cruise line. She continues to roam the world but her
customer-base is now the German market.
Artania is not simply Artemis with a new name written on the side.
Before she entered service for Phoenix Reisen, the ship underwent an
extensive refurbishment at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven,
Germany. 96 balconies were added. Her interior public areas saw the
addition of a new restaurant, new bars and other public spaces. Certain
features, such as the casino, which were felt not to be of interest to the
German market were eliminated. Thus, while there is still much that
those familiar with the ship will remember, her new cruise line has
invested in her future by continuing to evolve the ship.
The cruise experience presented by Artania is sophisticated and
seeks to continue the tradition of elegant cruising.
As noted above, the ship is targeted towards the German market.
The vast majority of passengers are from Germany, Austria and
Switzerland. Announcements and written materials are in German. The
onboard currency is the Euro.
Above: "Spindrift" by sculptor David
Norris remains the centerpiece of the
ship's two-tiered Atrium.
Above: The decor of the public rooms areas is similarly modern in its overall theme, punctuated by the occasional
decorative piece or a more whimsical piece relating to the theme of one of the lounges.
Below: There are also nautical elements of the decor such as a display of charts and plaques from various ports
that the ship has visited.
Above: The Shore Excursions Desk.
Below: Phoenix Counter (future cruises).
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Artania's art collection is dominated by abstract works.
Artania was one of the first ships to have all
outside staterooms. When she was built, however,
balconies were not as popular as they are today.
Accordingly, when the ship transitioned from
Artemis to Artania, many of the cabins that were
originally oceanview cabins were given a balcony.
Artania's Bridge is not only
where the ship is driven but also
a communications center and a
The exterior sections on either
side of the bridge are used
during docking (left). Each wing
has a set of controls so that the
captain can maneuver the ship
from a vantage point where he
can easily see the distance from
the side of the ship from the pier.
Artania's wheel (right) is much
smaller than the ship's wheels of
old. It is used primarily when
the ship is in port. The
remainder of the time, the ship's
computers do the steering,
subject to the override of the