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MS ASUKA II, NYK CRUISES

MS Asuka II (飛鳥II) is a cruise ship owned and operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. She was originally built by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, as Crystal Harmony for Crystal Cruises. In 2006, Crystal Harmony was transferred from the fleet of Crystal Cruises to that of Crystal's parent company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and entered service under her current name.[1] As of February 2009, she was the largest cruise ship in Japan.

General characteristics

Type:Cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:241 m (790 ft 8 in)

Beam:29.6 m (97 ft 1 in)

Draught:7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)

Decks:8

Installed power:

  • Four MAN diesel Engines
  • 32,800 kW (combined)

Speed:21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)

Capacity:960 passengers

Crew:545

Earlier Event: June 10
SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR
Later Event: October 3
CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES