Amadea, Queen Elizabeth 2, Arcadia (IV) & The Calypso
The 28,717grt Amadea made her maiden call into Southampton on the 16th July 2006.  Formerly Asuka for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (parent company of Crystal Cruises) in Japan in 1991, she was sold and chartered to Phoenix Reisen of Germany and replaced by the former Crystal Harmony as Asuka II.  This lovely and smaller sister to the remaining Crystal ships emerged through the haze at 8.10am and passed the unloading QE2 as she made her way to 101 berth.  She sailed at 9pm, four hours after QE2 and Arcadia.  
We stayed until she was almost docked then left her to it.  She really is a pretty little ship and just as lovely has her bigger siblings.

Back to Stalking Index

© Patricia Dempsey 16th July 2006
Not to be reproduced without permission