Cruise & Maritime, Astoria
With her handsome profile and a traditional walk around promenade deck, the 16,144grt Portuguese registered Astoria is a classic beautifully restored ocean going cruise ship carrying just 550 guests and offers a wide selection of very well appointed and comfortable public lounges and cabin accommodation spanning eight passenger decks serviced by two lifts.
Great entertainment on board, from show teams to pianists to disco. Why not start your evening with a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of your favourite melodies? Our resident musicians invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy conversation with new friends about another wonderful day ashore.
Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. CMV cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks or practical sessions on a range of fascinating subjects. These speaker subjects may include maritime history, broadcasting, gardens and even criminology! They are generally programmed to take place during days spent at sea rather than in port, so that you won’t miss out.
|An Audience With…|
On selected cruises we feature our light hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun. Our audiences love them, we hope you will too.
|Arts & Crafts|
With Arts and Crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all CMV cruises of five nights or more. Specialists will be delighted to demonstrate their talents replicating many of the growing number of new crafting skills now witnessed on dedicated TV channels. These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials on board which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge.
Including the impressive two sectioned Olissipo Restaurant with an alternative buffet dining option in the Lotus lounge, a choice of five comfortable lounges and bars including the Calypso main show lounge, plus a nightclub, cinema, casino, shopping boutique, photo shop, library, card and bridge room, fitness and health centre with sauna and massage facilities, an unheated outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful marbled reception area.
A high priority is placed on your comfort and Astoria offers a wide choice of well appointed, comfortable cabin accommodation which is graded according to size, and/or position within the ship and facilities and designed to suit all budgets and tastes. Whichever type you choose, your cabin will provide you with a welcoming haven after a busy day. Each cabin is air conditioned with private en-suite facilities including marble floored bathrooms with a bath and shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All cabins also have music channels and the added benefit of a television for in-house movies, news and information channels, a hairdryer, fridge with a mini bar facility and also a personal safe. The junior suites, balcony suites and owner’s presidential suite also have the added benefit of a jacuzzi and a seating area within the cabin.
Exclusively for adults
For the enjoyment of our adult passengers, Astoria cruises operate as ‘child free’. This means that even during school holiday times you can enjoy the pleasures of cruising in the company of adult passengers only. We will however accept teenagers who are 16 years old or above at the time of sailing but they must be accompanied by adult passengers. Families will however be welcome to cruise aboard Astor although it should be noted that there are no dedicated recreation facilities for children.
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