Assedo, 20500 GRT, loa 176m, 750 passengersBuilt in East Germany in 1968. One of a series of five vessels (the others being Ivan Franko, Mikhail Lermontov, Alexandr Pushkin and Taras Shevchenko) Sailed on cruises mostly in European waters mainly for British CTC Cruises and in her later years for Italian Grandi Viaggi. Before her last charter to Russian Metropolis Turs (2001/2003), she spent three years in lay up. Sent to the scrapyard in 2003 although still in a fairly good condition.

22 photographs, made in 2001 during a ship visit in Amsterdam.