It was the return of an old friend in several ways, the maiden call in Lisbon of Phoenix Reisen's new flagship ARTANIA, on 19 July 2011.
The ship was built in Finland as the first cruise ship purposelly designed for Princess Cruises as their ROYAL PRINCESS of 1984. Later she had a stint with P&O out of Southampton as ARTEMIS and last April was delivered to Phoenix as the replacement of their former classic cruise ship MAXIM GORKIY.
ARTANIA is fresh from a 20 million Euro refit in Bremerhaven and she looks fit for many years sailing under Phoenix livery...
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