Former names: MS Artemis, Royal Princess

Artania current position

Artania current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 63.27858 N / 18.72540 E) cruising en route to Ornskoldsvik. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Artania

Artania current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Auf groser Fahrt durchs Mare Balticum. The itinerary starts on 27 Jun, 2022 and ends on 11 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
27 Jun 18:00    Departing from Kiel, Germany hotels
29 Jun 09:00 - 30 Jun 12:00    Stockholm, Sweden
01 Jul 08:00 - 15:00    Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
02 Jul 08:00 - 17:00    Kemi, Finland
03 Jul 14:00 - 22:00    Rauma, Finland
04 Jul 09:00 - 17:00    Turku, Finland
05 Jul 09:00 - 23:00    Helsinki, Finland
06 Jul 07:00 - 15:00    Tallinn, Estonia
07 Jul 13:00 - 08 Jul 13:00    Riga, Latvia
09 Jul 12:00 - 20:00    Gdynia-Gdansk, Poland
10 Jul 12:00 - 18:00    Sassnitz-Rugen, Rugen Island, Germany
11 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Kiel, Germany hotels

Specifications of Artania

Year built1984  /  Age: 38
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderWartsila Hietalahti shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
Building costUSD 165 million
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)230 m / 755 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage44656 gt
Passengers1188 - 1260
Passengers-to-space ratio37
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Former namesMS Artemis, Royal Princess
Christened byDiana Princess of Wales
OwnerMS Artania Shipping Company GmbH
OperatorPhoenix Reisen GmbH

Artania Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 27 14 days, round-trip Auf groser Fahrt durchs Mare Balticum Kiel
2022 Jul 11 10 days, round-trip Perlen der Ostsee Kiel
2022 Jul 21 3 days, one-way from Kiel to Bremerhaven Kiel
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Fjorde, Berge und Wasserfalle Bremerhaven
2022 Jul 31 18 days, round-trip Auf Entdeckerfahrt durchs Nordpolarmeer Bremerhaven
2022 Aug 18 14 days, round-trip Royale Aussichten rund um Grosbritannien Bremerhaven
2022 Sep 01 12 days, round-trip Norwegens Naturwunder bis zum Nordkap Bremerhaven
2022 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip 7-Tagetorn ins Fjordland zugunsten Fly Help Bremerhaven
2022 Sep 20 19 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Genoa Bremerhaven
2022 Oct 09 20 days, one-way from Genoa to Trieste Genoa
2022 Oct 29 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Savona Trieste
2022 Nov 07 19 days, round-trip Neue Horizonte im Oumlstlichen Mittelmeer Savona
2022 Dec 07 6 days, round-trip Mediterrane Advents-Schnupperfahrt Savona
2022 Dec 13 21 days, one-way from Savona to Dubai Savona
2022 Dec 13 115 days, one-way from Savona to Marseille Savona
2023 Jan 03 16 days, one-way from Dubai to Colombo Dubai
2023 Jan 19 17 days, one-way from Colombo to Port Louis Colombo
2023 Feb 05 21 days, one-way from Port Louis to Cape Town Port Louis
2023 Feb 26 22 days, one-way from Cape Town to Dakar Cape Town
2023 Mar 20 18 days, one-way from Dakar to Marseille Dakar
2023 Apr 07 22 days, one-way from Marseille to Trieste Marseille
2023 Apr 29 14 days, one-way from Trieste to Bremerhaven Trieste
2023 May 13 7 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen der Extraklasse Bremerhaven
2023 May 20 12 days, round-trip ldquoInselvielfaltldquo - Rund um Grosbritannien Bremerhaven
2023 Jun 01 14 days, round-trip Naturliebhabereien zwischen Fjordlandschaften und Nordkap Bremerhaven
2023 Jun 15 18 days, round-trip Die grose Nordland-Reise mit MS Artania Bremerhaven
2023 Jul 03 16 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegens Highlights und Spitzbergen Bremerhaven
2023 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen der Extraklasse Bremerhaven
2023 Jul 26 16 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Kiel Bremerhaven
2023 Aug 11 13 days, round-trip Traumziele in der Ostsee mit MS Artania Kiel
2023 Aug 24 3 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2023 Aug 27 12 days, round-trip Die schonsten Fjorde und das Nordkap Hamburg
2023 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Fjordtraumereien mit MS Artania Hamburg
2023 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Fjordtraumereien mit MS Artania Hamburg
2023 Sep 22 6 days, round-trip Schnupperreise zu den hippsten Zielen am armelkanal Hamburg
2023 Sep 28 16 days, one-way from Hamburg to Bremerhaven Hamburg
2023 Oct 14 50 days, round-trip Grose Herbstreise nach Amerika Bremerhaven
2023 Oct 14 24 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Miami Bremerhaven
2023 Nov 07 26 days, one-way from Miami to Bremerhaven Miami
2023 Dec 23 23 days, one-way from Hamburg to Colon Hamburg
2023 Dec 23 143 days, one-way from Hamburg to Genoa Hamburg
2024 Jan 15 18 days, one-way from Colon to San Francisco Colon
2024 Feb 02 30 days, one-way from San Francisco to Yokohama San Francisco
2024 Mar 03 24 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama
2024 Mar 27 25 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Dubai Hong Kong
2024 Apr 21 23 days, one-way from Dubai to Genoa Dubai

Artania Review

Review of Artania

The 1984-built (as "Royal Princess") MS Artania cruise ship is one of Phoenix Reisen's chartered ocean liners, together with the fleetmates AlbatrosAmadea and Amera (ex Prinsendam).

The vessel (IMO number 8201480) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311000608) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

The German cruise tour company Phoenix Reisen (shipowner) started cruise operations under its own brand in 1988, with the chartered for 20 years liner TS Maxim Gorkiy (1969-2009 scrapped, owned by USSR's Black Sea Shipping Company / later privatized and renamed Sovcomflot). In 1993, Phoenix Reisen added a second cruise liner - SS Albatros (1957-built as RMS Sylvania, 2004-scrapped as SS Genoa). The vessel was chartered from V-Ships for 10 years (1993-2003). Today, Phoenix Reisen (travel agency and cruise brand) has a large fleet of chartered and owned ocean ships and riverboats.

MS Artania cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

The 44,656-ton, 1,200-passenger cruise ship Artania was built in 1984 (in Helsinki) as the MS Royal Princess for Princess Cruises and christened by Lady Diana. She was transferred to P&O Cruises fleet in 2005 and renamed Artemis. The ship sailed with P&O Cruises until Apr 2011, when she was moved to the fleet of Phoenix Reisen as Artania.

At the time she was launched, Artania was the most innovative vessel in the world introducing public space on the lower decks with blocks of staterooms over them. This made her the first cruise vessel with all outside rooms and the first one to secure standard cabins with balconies. The vessel is kid-free.

Cruise itinerary program

Artania itinerary program is based on Norwegian Fjords, Iceland-Greenland and Baltic Sea cruises leaving from Kiel and Bremerhaven, Germany. The ship cruises to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, and also in the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


Artania has 8 passenger decks and a total of 600 cabins (all Outside, 152 Balcony, 4 cabins for disabled) in 27 grades. All staterooms onboard ms Artania are exterior cabins and half of them are Suites or Junior Suites with private balconies. The smallest cabins are 16m², and the Royal Suite is 50m². All rooms are equipped with individually controllable air-conditioning, sat-TV, radio, telephone, safe, fridge/mini-bar, shower/bathtub and hairdryer.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Artania has two Dining Rooms: Four Seasons and Artania. There are two different breakfast seatings offered, lunch is served buffet-style while dinner is a-la-carte. After-dinner snacks are also served, as well as coffee during evening hours. The dining venues' menu is international, and might or might not include some local kitchen. Other options include Lido Buffet with outdoor seating. 

MS Artania cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS Artania has gone through a variety of modernizations since she sails for Phoenix Reisen. Though built in 1984, she’s still modern and beautiful. Her classic stern with calm shielded places to sit and the promenade deck are very popular features of the unique Artania ship.

The only language used officially on ms Artania is German, and therefore most of the passengers are from German-speaking countries. There is usually personnel who speaks English, but no services in English (tours, menus, etc.) are provided. It’s strongly recommended to know a bit of German if you decide to travel on MS Artania.

MS Artania cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

MS Artania entertainment options include Panorama Lounge (Pazifik), Phoenix Lounge & Bar, Sun Deck Lounge, Casablanca Lounge, Kopernikus Bar, Lido Bar, Bodega Bar, Harry's, Atlantik Show Lounge, Wellness Area, Fitness Center, Beauty Salon, Artania Spa, sauna, steam bath, table tennis, shuffleboard, Sport Deck, whirlpool, Artania pool, Kopernikus pool, all-around promenade, Library/Jamaika Club (Internet), lobby, Fitness Center, Boutique, cinema, Theater, Disco, Photo Gallery.

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MV Artania cruise ship was built in Helsinki Finland for Princess Cruises as Royal Princess and christened on November 15, 1984, by HRH Diana Princess of Wales, in Southampton England.

In April 2005, the vessel was transferred to the fleet of P&O Cruises UK and renamed "ms Artemis". On September 22, 2009, it was announced that the ship had been sold to the Artania Shipping Company, but continued sailing for P&O UK. This is a privately owned vessel (asset of Artania Shipping Company), currently operated under time charter by Phoenix Reisen GmbH (major German travel agency and tour operator company).

On April 22, 2011, the ship was renamed "Artania" and chartered to Phoenix Reisen. In 2014, Artania was fitted with Wartsila marine diesel engines and an auxiliary generator during the refurbishment at Lloyd Werft (Bremerhaven Germany). The ship's 3-week drydock refurbishment in 2017 (December 1-21, at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven) cost Phoenix Reisen EUR 16 million. Drydock works included spa renovations, outdoor deck areas (new coverings), stateroom upgrades (bathrooms were updated with new bathtubs and showers), public rooms renovations (Harry’s Bar, Atlantik Show Lounge). Technical updates included a new sewage plant, new ballast water treatment plant, new tenders.

At the time of its launch in 1984, the cruise liner was the world's most innovatively designed, with public areas on lower decks and blocks of cabins above. It was the first cruise vessel with all outside cabins (oceanview categories), as well as the first to provide standard/cheap staterooms with private balconies.

In 2010, the British captain of mv Artemis, Sarah Breton, became the second female captain in the world, following the Swedish Karin Stahre Janson (ms Monarch, 2007).

German is the only language that is officially used on board. This is why most Phoenix Reisen cruise passengers are from German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland). There is personnel speaking English, but no services in English are provided.

Phoenix Reisen Artania World Cruise 2021 (CANCELLED)

For 2021, Phoenix Reisen scheduled for MS Artania an Around Africa Cruise (World Voyage) roundtrip from Europe-Mediterranean. The 115-day itinerary was eventually cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus-related international travel restrictions.

Date / TimePort
13 Dec 19:00Departing from Genoa-Milan, Italy
17 Dec 06:00 - 08:00Alexandria, Egypt
17 Dec 21:00 - 23:00Port Said-Cairo, Egypt
19 Dec 07:00 - 19:00Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
20 Dec 06:00 - 23:00Eilat, Israel
21 Dec 07:00 - 18:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
22 Dec 08:00 - 22:00Safaga, Egypt
27 Dec 10:00 - 17:00Salalah, Oman
29 Dec 09:00 - 20:00Muscat, Oman
30 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Fujairah, UAE
31 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Khor Fakkan, Sharjah, UAE
31 Dec 20:00 - 01 Jan 23:00 (overnight)Dubai, UAE
02 Jan 08:00 - 23:00Abu Dhabi, UAE
03 Jan 08:00 - 04 Jan 23:00 (overnight)Dubai
05 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Abu Dhabi
07 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Kuwait City
08 Jan 10:00 - 20:00Mina Salman-Manama, Bahrain
09 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Doha, Qatar
10 Jan 08:00 - 14:00Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
11 Jan 08:00 - 15:00Khasab, Oman
12 Jan 09:00 - 20:00Muscat, Oman
15 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Mumbai, India
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Cochin, India
18 Jan 14:00 - 20 Jan 20:00 (overnight)Colombo, Sri Lanka
21 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Hambantota, Sri Lanka
23 Jan 08:00 - 24 Jan 12:00 (overnight)Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
28 Jan 14:00 - 29 Jan 20:00 (overnight)Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
30 Jan 08:00 - 23:00Praslin Island, Seychelles
31 Jan 07:00 - 17:00La Digue Island, Seychelles
03 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
04 Feb 08:00 - 06 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Port Louis, Mauritius Island
07 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
09 Feb 10:00 - 20:00Antsiranana, Madagascar
10 Feb 09:00 - 17:00Nosy Be Island, Madagascar
11 Feb 08:00 - 14:00Mamoudzou, Grande-Terre, Mayotte
13 Feb 07:00 - 21:00Mombasa, Kenya
14 Feb 08:00 - 22:00Zanzibar, Tanzania
16 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Moroni, Grande Comore Island, Comoros
17 Feb 10:00 - 20:00Mozambique Island
20 Feb 07:00 - 15:00Maputo, Mozambique
21 Feb 08:00 - 21:00Richards Bay, South Africa
22 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Durban, South Africa
23 Feb 13:00 - 19:00East London, South Africa
25 Feb 08:00 - 27 Feb 21:00 (overnight)Cape Town, South Africa
02 Mar 06:00 - 18:00Durban, South Africa
03 Mar 12:00 - 20:00East London, South Africa
04 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Port Elizabeth, South Africa
07 Mar 07:00 - 14:00Luderitz, Namibia
08 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Walvis Bay, Namibia
11 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Luanda, Angola
13 Mar 13:00 - 14 Mar 13:00 (overnight)Santo Antonio, Principe Island
19 Mar 08:00 - 23:00Banjul, Gambia
20 Mar 07:00 - 21 Mar 20:00 (overnight)Dakar, Senegal
22 Mar 08:00 - 23:00Banjul, Gambia
24 Mar 08:00 - 21:00Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
25 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Boa Vista Island, Sal Rei, Cape Verde
26 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
29 Mar 07:00 - 30 Mar 23:00 (overnight)Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
31 Mar 08:00 - 15:00Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
01 Apr 07:00 - 23:00Agadir, Morocco
03 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Tangier, Morocco
04 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Malaga, Spain
05 Apr 09:00 - 17:00Cartagena, Spain
06 Apr 13:00 - 19:00Barcelona, Spain
07 Apr 09:00Arriving in Marseille, France

"Wolrd Voyage 2021" was also available for booking in shorter segments - 21-days Suez Canal (Genoa to Dubai), 16-days (Dubai to Colombo), 17-days (Colombo to Port Louis), 21-days (Port Louis to Cape Town), 22-days (Cape Town to Dakar), 19-days (Bremerhaven to Marseille).

MS Artania refurbishment 2019 review

In 2019 (November 17 through December 6) the ship entered drydock in Bremerhaven Germany. During the 3-week refurbishment (drydocking at Lloyd Werft Shipyard) were conducted general maintenance works (by the shipyard) and interior renovations (by the shipowner MS Artania Shipping Ltd). Interior renovations included nearly half of all staterooms (257) completely renovated, major lounge overhauls (Pacific Lounge, Jamaica Club), new carpets-wallpapers-furnishings in the rest of the cabins and in all interior public spaces.

The USD 25 million drydocking project involved ~120 shipyard employees in addition to the subcontractor workers.

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