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Classic International

Classic International Cruises is a British-Australian owned shipping company operating five luxury cruise ships, most notably their flagship, the rebuilt ocean liner MS Athena. Classic International Cruises was seemingly founded in 1985, with the purchase of the MV Funchal as the Arcalia Shipping Company Ltd, which eventually became Classic International. They operated the one ship until 1994, when they bought the Princess Danae. The Princess Danae entered service with an all white hull and a sailing ship logo on her funnel.


Classic International Cruises' MS Arion offers a truly memorable cruising experience combined with a service that is second to none. With a yacht-like ambience, the Arion has a particular style, charm and grace which can...


The MV Funchal, the first vessel managed by Classic International Cruises, actually began her career as the Portuguese Presidential Yacht, for transatlantic visits, before her conversion into a cruise vessel. A regular refurbishment programme...

Princess Danae

Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 568 Passenger Decks: 7 Total Cabins: 288 Cabins (Balcony): 6 Cabins (Outside): 218 Cabins (Inside): 64 Draught: 7.69m Gross Tonnage: 16531 Restaurants: 1 Bars: 1 Swimming Pools: 1 Spa: No Gym: Yes Casino: Yes

Princess Daphne

With her very elegant classic profile, Classic International Cruises' Princess Daphne boasts charm and grace. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 479 Passenger Decks: 7 Total Cabins: 241 Cabins (Balcony): 0 Cabins (Outside): 188 Cabins (Inside): 53 Draught: 7.8m Gross Tonnage: 15833 Restaurants: 1 Bars: 3 Swimming Pools:...


The MS Athena was originally built as a transatlantic ocean liner and in 1994 the vessel changed ownership and was virtually stripped to her hull and re-constructed and restored as a beautiful new premium...

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.







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