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Asia Star ex Radisson Diamond cruise ship information & images.

NAMES

CHINA STAR (ASIA STAR) (RADISSON DIAMOND)

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1992

BUILT

FINNYARDS / RAUMA / FINLAND

WEIGHT

20,295 TONS

LENGTH

430 FEET

WIDTH

105 FEET

SPEED

12.5 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

Radisson Diamond was originally built for Diamond Cruises. She was the only twin hulled luxury cruise ship to have been built in the 20th Century. Radisson Diamond’s design was thought to be the way of the future as she is more stable in heavy seas than conventional cruise ships, this reducing the risk of seasickness. It is quite surprising that of the many cruise ships built in the first few years of the 21st Century, none have the twin hull design. Diamond Cruises merged with Seven Seas Cruises in 1993. The two companies then operated their ships Song of Flower and Radisson Diamond under the name Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.

Radisson Diamond has 6 passenger decks, 1 pool, 3 bars, casino, fitness center, show lounge, 177 cabins that are all situated on the outside with 123 having verandas, can carry 354 passengers and a crew of 206.

Radisson Diamond was operated on cruises from San Juan/Puerto Rico - various ports throughout the Caribbean & Panama Canal, San Juan - Mediterranean via Madeira, cruises throughout the Mediterranean out of Rome, Venice, Barcelona, Athens, & Monte Carlo, and from the Mediterranean back to San Juan via Madeira.

This ship left the Radisson Seven Seas Cruises in June 2005 for cruises out of Hong Kong for her new owners, Asia Cruises, under the name Asia Star.

In June 2011, Asia Star was bought by China Cruises Company Limited, becomming the first ship of the new CCCL luxury cruise line as their China Star.

Radisson Seven Seas Cruises were renamed Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2006.

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