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Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: (BE) Zeebrugge
Date: 18/04/2011

Administrative data Technical data
name: Athena
built: 1948
call sign: CQRV
IMO: 5383304
flag: Portugal
dimensions: 160.08 x 21.04 x 7.62 m
type: cruise
capacity: 556 passengers
244 crew
8 decks (7 guest)
speed: 19.00 kn

former name(s): new name(s):
Stockholm ('48-'60)
Volkerfreundschaft ('60-'85)
Volker ('85-'86)
Fridtjof Nansen ('86-'93)
Italia I ('93-'94)
Italia Prima ('94-'98)
Valtur Prima('98-'02)
Caribe ('02-05)
Azores ('13-'16)
Astoria ('16-..)

We also have pictures of this vessel under the folowing name(s).
Astoria (cruise)

Extra info:
Originally built as ferry in 1948, in 1960 serving as an ocean liner. In '86-'89 used as a barracks ship in Oslo for asylum seekers in Norway under the name Fridtjof Nansen. In '89 she was rebuilt from the waterline up and given a modern cruise ship design.

Converted? This vessel was converted from ferry to cruise at unknown date.
Museum? No
Scrapping? Not scrapped on 02/05/2018.
Casualty? No