Artania accidents and incidents

Artania cruise ship
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Former names
Royal Princess, MS Artemis

Length (LOA)
230 m / 755 ft

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CruiseMapper's Artania cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1260-passenger vessel owned by Phoenix Reisen. Our Artania accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • ship listing - 2006 (during Transatlantic crossing from Caribbean to UK)
  • propulsion/power loss – 2010 (twice)
  • material damages - 2008 (anchor stowage)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2004 (46 / 12), 2005 (38 / 15), 2008 (total 115 / 11)

The vessel was previously operated under the names Royal Princess (1984-2005) and Artemis (2005-2011).

DateAccident
  May 2010Propulsion / Power Loss

(P&O Artemis) In May 2010, due to engine problems (4th diesel engine) resulting in reduced speed, the ship had to cancel several call ports along a Mediterranean cruise itinerary roundtrip from Southampton UK.

The original 20-night itinerary had scheduled 10 call ports in 6 countries (Barcelona, Cannes, Civitavecchia-Rome, Naples, Piraeus-Athens, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Palma de Majorca, Valencia, Gibraltar. Due to the rduced speed, the itinerary was significantly changed - all ports but Civitavecchia-Rome, Cannes, Barcelona and Palma were dropped.

This resulted in passengers revolt among the ship's ~1200 guests.  As compensation, passengers received GBP 200 pp in cash, in addition to GBP 300 pp in onboard credit during the voyage. The ship returned to Southampton on May 16.

 

  March 2010Propulsion / Power Loss

(P&O Artemis) In March-April 2010, due to engine issues resulting in reduced speed, the roundtrip Southamton to Caribbean cruise itinerary was altered -call port Gustavia (St Barthelemy Island) was skipped. As compensation, all passengers received GBP 150 pp in onboard credit.

  2010Other Incidents

In 2010, Captain Sarah Breton (British) was assigned to command the cruise ship. At that time, she was world's second female cruise ship Captain (P&O's first), following Captain Karin Stahre Janson (Swedish), who in 2007 took charge of the Royal Caribbean ship Monarch of the Seas.

  22 September 2009Other Incidents

(P&O Artemis) On September 22, 2009, P&O Cruises officially announced that the vessel has been sold to Artania Shipping. Until April 22, 2011, PandO continued to operate the ship under charter. Then it was chartered to Phoenix Reisen and renamed "MV Artania".

  December 2008Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(P&O Artemis) In December 2008, CDC reported on itinerary Dec 13-27, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 54 passengers (4,8% of all) and 4 crew (0,7% of all). The ship was on 14-day cruise from homeport NOLA New Orleans.

  10 March 2008Structural and Technical Issues

(P&O Artemis) On March 10, 2008, the ship departed from homeport Southampton England on a roundtrip Transatlantic cruise to Caribbean. However, due to damages caused by stormy weather (anchor stowage / bow area) the vessel had to detour to Falmouth England for repairs. It left Falmouth UK on March 12 and continued on the voyage.

  February 2008Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

(P&O Artemis) In February 2008, CDC reported on itinerary Feb 8-26, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 61 passengers (5,6% of all) and 7 crew (1,2% of all). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours. The ship was on 18-day cruise from homeport Fort Lauderdale Florida.

  March 2006Ship Listing

(P&O Artemis) March-April 2006, during the 9 days of the eastbound Transatlantic crossing (2nd leg) of a roundtrip Caribbean cruise from homeport Southampton, the ship experienced rough weather (rogue waves gale-force winds). As result, the ship sustained numerous interior damages (broken tableware, furniture, TVs). The itinerary was also changed - Azores were skipped. Reportedly, there was also a Norovirus outbreak, with only the main dining room restaurant open.

  March 2005Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

(MS Royal Princess) In March 2005, CDC reported on itinerary March 7 to 24, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 38 passengers (out of 1163, or 3,3%) and 15 crew (out of 541, or 2,8%).

All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on 17-day Panama Canal cruise ending in homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida.

  March 2004Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

(MS Royal Princess) In March 2004, CDC reported on itinerary March 8 to 25, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 46 passengers (out of 1129, or 4,1%) and 12 crew (out of 539, or 2,2%).

All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (stomach cramps, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on 17-day Panama Canal cruise ending in homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida.

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