Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Asuka II

Cruise ship Asuka II, IMO 8806204, port of Livorno
This 241-meter cruise ship was built in 1990 as “Crystal Harmony” by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. During her maiden voyage, the ship experienced a fire and drifted afloat for three days.
Cruise ship Asuka II, IMO 8806204, port of Livorno
Cruise ship Asuka II, IMO 8806204, port of Livorno
In 2006 the ship passed from Crystal Cruises to the Nippon Yusen Kaisha and underwent some renovations. She re-entered service as “Asuka II”.

External links: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - MS Asuka II - Crystal Cruises - Nippon Yusen (Wikipedia)
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22 comments:

Revrunner said...

Gosh! On her maiden voyage. What was THAT all about?

William Kendall said...

That is huge, VP!

Lois said...

I can never get over how big those ships are. I would imagine it must be scary for the passengers to have a fire aboard!

Michelle said...

How strange!

Randy said...

They did a nice job fixing it up.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

They look like something that would be fun to build out of Legos!

Janis
GDP

Karl Demetz said...

A floating city, beautiful images, VP !

Gunn said...

I like the way you have photographed her and put the images together.
She is a beauty.

Dina said...

Not a very auspicious beginning for the ship.
But great photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's good the ship was renamed so that most people would forget about the fire.

Fotolosopher said...

Very nice photos. It's embarrassing when your maiden cruise doesn't go so well! I've never been aboard one of these monsters, so I guess that will have to go on my bucket list, too!

Luis Gomez said...

Looks wonderful! So big.

Birdman said...

Love a good cruise to warm destinations.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She's a beauty VP but I must admit I find the thought of cruising on these huge vessels a wee bit scary.. too many people in one place :)

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, how scary!

Linda said...

Wow, a fire at sea is very serious. The cruise we went on wouldn't let you have a coffee pot or even a night light for fear of fire.

Halcyon said...

How crazy that she had a fire on her maiden voyage. She seems to have recovered well though!

cieldequimper said...

In the last shot it really does look like a building!

RedPat said...

She looks fine now!

Marleen said...

That is a huge ship!

José Mendonça said...

More and more of these come to Lisbon and vomit thousands of tourists who spend a couple of hours at souvenirs shops before going back to their monster. They usually say they have visited Lisbon... LOL!

EG CameraGirl said...

HUGE!!