Carrying no more than 330 passengers, Arion is an intimate cruise liner of great charm and character. Since joining the Classic International Cruises fleet back in 2000 she has built up an enviable reputation as being one of the ‘friendliest ships afloat’ providing a relaxing and informal style of cruising suited to discerning clients looking for good old-fashioned service standards and that personal touch, often lacking in today’s modern and hectic age.


  • Restaurant


  • Main Lounge showlounge
  • Stage performers
  • Casino
  • Club room
  • Piano bar

Onboard Activities

  • Pool
  • 2 spas
  • Library
  • Reception with exchange facilities

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage   5,885 tonnes
Star Rating   2 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Small/Standard
Entered Service   1965
Registry   Portugal
Former Name   Astra I, Istra
Length   116 metres
Beam   16 metres
Draft   5 metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel (11,030kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   16
Passenger Capacity (twin)   334
Crew   120
Nationality of Officers   Portugese
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   169
Total Inside cabins   27
Total Outside cabins   4
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   0
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   0
Passenger Decks   5
Cabin Electricity   220v
Elevators   1
Self-Service Laundry   No
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   Euro