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  Asuka II (Nippon Yusen Kaisha)

Asuka II | Nippon Yusen Kaisha
Cruise ship Asuka II ( formerly known as "Crystal Harmony")
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Asuka II | Nippon Yusen Kaisha
Cruise ship Asuka II
Photograph by Gnsin. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)



Asuka II | Nippon Yusen Kaisha
Cruise ship Asuka II
Photograph by Gnsin. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)



Asuka II | Nippon Yusen Kaisha
Asuka II, Seahorse Pool, Beppu Port(Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan).
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ASUKA II FACTS

Description
Asuka II is owned by Yusen Kaisha, a large shipping company with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The 241 m long ship carries over 700 passengers in comfort. Despite her age of over 20 years, she is one of the top rated luxury cruise ships serving the Japanese market

Destinations
The ship cruises visits various ports throughout Japan, the Japanese Islands, the Far East, and also further afield on world cruises.

History
Asuka II was built in 1989 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki. She was launched in 1990 as Crystal Harmony for Crystal Cruises. After being retired from the Crystal Cruises fleet in 2005, it was renovated and entered service as Asuka II for Nippon Yusen Kaisha (parent company of Crystal Cruises).

Entertainment
Entertainment and recreation facilities onboard includes two swimming pools, bath house, tea room, several bars, casino, fitness centre and theatre.

Cabins
Asuka II is designed with mainly outside cabins, many with balconies. There are comparatively few inside cabins.

Ship Summary
Operator:Nippon Yusen Kaisha
Built by:Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan
Date Completed:1990
Gross Tonnage:48621
Length:241 m
Width:29.6 m
Decks:8
Passengers:720
Crew:440