The ship

The ship


With the introduction of MS ARION in May 2000, Arcalia Shipping Company ( Lisbon , Portugal ) added another beautiful ship to its renowned fleet.


The MS Arion was constructed in 1965 at Pula , in Croatia , as “Istra”. Purchased by Arcalia Shipping, the ship was completely reconstructed in Lisbon in 2000. The Arion has Portuguese and other European Officers and international crew. Her size and characteristics makes her well appointed to operate destination cruises to unusual places away from the main cruising areas.

Ship-owner: Arcalia Shipping Co. Ltd.
Flag: Portugal
Construction : Pula by Brodogadiliste Uljanik, Pula , Croatia
Rebuild : 2000, Lisbon
Classification Company : Bureau Veritas & Rinave Portuguesa
Crew complement : 130
Entertainment staff and management : 15
Ship's data: Displacement: 5.285 tons, Gross tonnage: 5.888, Length: 118 m , Breadth: 16, 50 m , Draught: 5, 26 m .


Traditional English breakfast is served in the dinning room or, weather permitting, in our Lido lounge, where during lunch you can savour some fresh pasta, light salads, international cuisine or healthy choice that reflects modern tastes; afternoon tea, delicious finger sandwiches and warm scones with Devon-clotted cream and jam and a wide selection of teas. Dinner is a culinary experience with a balanced menu to please even the most difficult diets. Menus are established by our Master Chefs who are members of the most famous culinary associations like “Les Toques Blanches internationales”.

Passenger capacity : 300
Passenger deck : 5
Restaurant : 350 seats
Main show lounge : 300 seats
Cocktail bar: 30 seats
Lido lounge bar : 90 seats
Cabin's facilities: Air conditioning, Telephone, music, hair dryer and safes in all cabins. Cabins are also equipped with TVs and films are shown every day, with enough options to please every guest.
Onboard shops : Boutique, Beauty salon, Photo shop
Other amenities : Swimming pool, Medical centre, Stabilizers, 1 lift, Sun deck and Promenade deck.