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Cruise & Maritime Astor Overview

Launched in 1987, the Astor cruise ship is operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages and has shown many a traveller a wonderful holiday at sea. Extensively refurbished in 2010, this classic, comfortable vessel is not giving up any time soon - with regular trips around the world, she is a firm favourite in the global cruise market.

Specs: Astor at a glance
Intimate and comfortable, Astor weighs 20,606 tonnes, measures 579 feet in length and has a cruise speed of 16.5 knots. She can accommodate 620 passengers and 278 crew members.

Accommodation: Astor rooms and suites
There are 289 staterooms onboard the Astor, across a range of categories from standard interiors to premium suites. All rooms are comfortable, well-presented and come with a flatscreen television, a safe, a private ensuite and a mini-fridge. Suite guests enjoy a few nice extra touches, including bathtubs and coffee-making facilities.

Entertainment: things to do on board Astor
Astor may be small but there's no shortage of fun to be had during sea days - be sure to keep an eye out for the daily activity programme, delivered to your room each evening.

Highlights include:
  • A good selection of enrichment classes and guest speakers
  • Excellent duty-free designer shopping in the Gallery Arcade
  • Treatment rooms, sauna and indoor pool at the Wellness Centre
  • Live entertainment and production shows at the Astor Lounge

Food: Astor restaurants
Eating on board the Astor cruise ship is an absolute treat. The food is fresh, innovative and delicious!

Dining included in your Astor fare:
  • The Waldorf Restaurant: main dining room
  • Club Bistro: buffet-style food

Specialty dining (not included in your ticket):
  • The Romantic: a variety of a-la-carte options
  • Toscana: delicious Italian cuisine

Destinations: Astor itineraries
The Astor cruise ship has a truly global schedule, with regular sailings from England to Australia and vice versa. In addition, she offers several shorter, themed cruises, such as Christmas, New Year's and Australia Day sailings. No matter which itinerary you choose, you can expect a good variety of shore excursions, from exploring volcanoes in Auckland to relaxing on beautiful beaches in Barbados.

Things to remember: On board Astor
Here are a few helpful things to keep in mind when planning a trip on Astor:
  • The atmosphere on board is traditional yet relaxed, with a casual dress code by day and a smart dress code by night.
  • There are no family facilities or youth programmes; families with children may be better off on another vessel .