Cruise ShipsPast and Present

MV Amadea – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8913162

MV Amadea

ex Asuka

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan. (Yard No 2050) for Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan. 

Technical Data

  • Length: 192.81m
  • Breadth of Hull: 24.70m
  • Draught: 6.6m
  • Tonnage: 28,717 gross, 2,248 deadweight
  • Engines: Two MAN-Mitsubishi 7L58/64 diesels
  • Power: 17,300kW
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Capacity: 584 passengers
  • Call Sign: C6VE9
  • MMSI Number: 308445000
  • IMO Number: 8913162
  • Registry: Tokyo/Japan 🇯🇵, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸

Current AIS Location

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April 6th 1991: Launched.

December 1991: Delivered to Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan.

December 24th 1991: Maiden cruise between Yokohama- Taiwan.

1991: Thereafter cruising south-east Asia/Australia.

May 21st 2005: Called at Dover for the first time.

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

April 2006: She was replaced by the CRYSTAL HARMONY. Renamed AMADEA . She would be in future operating for Phoenix Reisen, Germany.

January 7th 2006: Chartered to Phoenix Reisen and will begin her repositioning voyage on March 16th as AMADEA from Japan to Europe.

© Nigel Thornton © Nigel Thornton © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

May 10th 2006: Inaugural call at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)  

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

© Robert J Smith

© Robert J Smith (Tilbury, 08/06/2022)

October 12th 2022: Called at Dover.

© Mike Jackson © Mike Jackson

🆕 © Mike Jackson (Dover, 12/10/2022)

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Mike Jackson, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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