There were two sister ships being built at the time in the Mitsubishi yard, and although this vessel was meant to be the first to be completed, this fire was obviously going to cause a serious delay in her completion, so they "swapped" the names of the two vessels, re-naming the OTHER (undamaged) ship, DIAMOND PRINCESS, and this one the SAPPHIRE PRINCESS, (and which was completed in mid-2004).
BACK TO MAIN PAGE
|I apologise for the need to have to "scar" the images to avoid blatent copying. This is a purely non-commerical website and by entering these pages visitors are accepting that THE TEXT CONTENT OF THIS PAGE IS THE PROPERTY OF STEPHEN J. HARRIS and should not be copied and re-used in any way without prior permission. However, if I have accidentally breached a copyright attaching to any of the photographs on this page, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall remove the photograph immediately.|