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Amadea formerly Asuka cruise ship itinerary, information, reviews & images.

NAMES

AMADEA (ASUKA)

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1991

BUILT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES / JAPAN

WEIGHT

28,856 TONS

LENGTH

632 FEET

WIDTH

81 FEET

SPEED

21 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

The Japanese company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), founded in 1885, now operates more than 700 vessels throughout the world. Since ending their last passenger service in 1960, NYK only operated cargo ships until they founded the Los Angeles based Crystal Cruises in 1988. This lines first cruise ship, the 49,400-ton Crystal Harmony, entered service in 1990. After Asuka entered service the following year, she was based at Yokohama to be operated by NYK Cruises.

This ship has 8 decks, 1 pool, various bars, casino, fitness center and a theatre. Her 292 cabins are all situated on the outside with 108 having balconies; she can carry 584 passengers and a crew of 243.

Asuka was the largest passenger ship built in the 20th Century for the Japanese market. NYK normally operated her on cruises out of Yokohama - various ports throughout Japan, Japanese Islands and the Philippians. With the success of her first world cruise in 1996, she was operated on one world cruise each year.

Japan also has many luxury cruise/ferries that operate throughout the islands of Japan and from Japan - Russia, Korea and China.

This ship was transferred to the German cruise line Phoenix Reisen in 2006 to be operated under the name Amadea. Crystal Cruises Crystal Harmony was then transferre to NYK Cruises to be operated as the Asuka II.

Websites: www.asukacruise.co.jp. www.phoenixreisen.com.

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