Cruise & Maritime Voyages - 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.

Accommodation

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.

Ship Facts
Launched 1946
Refitted 2013
Language en
Gross Tonnage 16100
Cabins 277
Capacity 550
Crew 200
Currency GBP
Decks 8
Large Cabins 51
Length 160.0
Speed 16
Wheelchair Cabins 0
Width 21.0

Cabins

  • Standard Twin (Inner)
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    There are 17 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds. 16 have two fold-away upper pullman berths and the other with one pullman berth.

  • Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
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    There are 5 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds some of which can convert to a double bed. One cabin also has two fold-away upper pullman berths.

  • Superior Twin (Inner)
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    There are 12 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds. All of the cabins also have two fold-away upper pullman berths.

  • Premium Twin (Inner)
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    There are 11 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed. One of the cabins has a double bed. Six cabins have one fold-away upper pullman berth.

  • Superior Single (Inner)
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    There are 4 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds.

  • Standard Twin
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    Located on Pacific Deck. There are 30 cabins of this type comprising two lower beds, the majority of which can convert to a double bed. Some of the cabins also have one or two upper fold-away pullman berths.

  • Standard Plus Twin Ocean View
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    There are 24 cabins of this type with a port hole sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed.

  • Superior Twin Ocean View
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    There are 38 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed. Some of the cabins also have either one or two fold-away upper pullman berths.

  • Superior Single Ocean View
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    There are 6 cabins of this type with a window sea view.

  • Superior Plus Twin Ocean View
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    There are 20 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed. One of the cabins has a double bed.

  • Premium Twin Ocean View
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    There are 41 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed. Five cabins have either one or two fold-away upper pullman berths.

  • De Luxe Two Bed Ocean View
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    There are 10 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed.

  • Junior Suite Ocean View
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    There are 17 Junior Suites with a port hole sea view and comprising two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed. There is a separated small sitting area within the cabin including a small sofa and table. These cabins have the added benefit of a Jacuzzi.

  • De Luxe Junior Suite
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    There are 17 cabins in this category including 16 De Luxe Junior Suites all with a window sea view and also one larger Suite on Navigators deck which has an obstructed sea view. All cabins comprise two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed. There is a separated small sitting area within the cabin including a small sofa and table. These cabins have the added benefit of a jacuzzi and some of the sofas also convert to a sofa bed for a third person.

  • De Luxe Balcony Suite
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    There are 8 spacious and more luxurious Balcony Suites with a window sea view, and comprising two rooms; a lounge area with a 3 seater sofa, table, chair and desk, a bedroom with two lower beds that can also be converted to a double bed and a marble floored bathroom with a jacuzzi. As the name implies, these cabins have the added benefit of a private balcony. The sofa also converts to a sofa bed for a third person.

  • Owners Presidential Suite
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    There is one very spacious and luxurious Owners Presidential Suite with window sea views and a private balcony. The suite comprises two rooms; a lounge area with a 3 seater sofa, table, chair and desk, a bedroom with two lower beds that can also be converted to a double bed and a marble floored bathroom with a jacuzzi. The sofa also converts to a sofa bed for a third person. This suite is exclusively located behind the Bridge within an officers crew area.

  • Deck Plans

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Dining

Dining onboard is always a special event and on Astoria you will experience new levels of gastronomic delight. From breakfast through∘ to late night snacks you will be impressed by the choice and quality of the superb food their chefs have prepared and by the friendly, attentive service of the stewards.

Olissipo Restaurant (complimentary)

Picture yourself with your table companions enjoying a sumptuous meal in the Olissipo Restaurant served by our attentive restaurant staff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the Olissipo Restaurant.

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Lotus Buffet (complimentary)

Visit the Lotus Buffet where you may choose to eat "al fresco" on the Pool Deck. Serves breakfast and lunch.

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Steak House

Treat yourself with a fantastic eight course dinner at the Steak House and enjoy London Prawns Masala, Black Angus Prime Beef Tenderloin or Rack of Lamb. 

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Entertainment

The Astoria has some brilliant entertainment∘ to offer you during your stay onboard. From speciality acts to guest entertainers, the Show Lounge puts on a variety of acts to wow you at sea. There's also a card room, library and a boutique.

Calypso Show Lounge

Following dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable Calypso Show Lounge as the artists display their talents in a stylish show - all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy. The speciality acts and guest entertainers complement the show team to ensure that your evenings go with a swing. For a little night music, we have different acts around the ship, including classical interludes with our resident pianist and violinist, who will play for your listening pleasure.

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Onboard Entertainment

Facilities include a Library, Card Room, Boutique, Nightclub, Cinema, and Casino.

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Bars & Lounges

Facilities include the Astoria Lounge, Mediterranean Bar, and Sirens Bar.

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Useful Information

Dress Code

During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality∘ is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing.Advice will be given onboard in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally∘ there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities∘ to look elegant in a cocktail dress, trouser suits and stylish co.ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Special Dietary Needs

If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, restaurants are able to offer the following dietary options:Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements∘ no later than two weeks prior to departure.Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least 6 weeks prior to sailing.

Disabled Facilities

If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or special needs, it is essential that you contact the Cruise & Maritime office to allow them to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though,please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions on page 65 as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and in order to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other special needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable them to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring on board can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then∘ be confirmed in writing to you, and will enable your booking to proceed.A cruise is quite unlike a land based holiday and the ships of the fleet are not ideally suited to prospective∘ passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers∘ are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

Age Restrictions

Astoria is a child-free ship, although teenagers∘ of 16 years of age and above that are accompanying adult passengers are welcome on board. However, it should be noted that there are no dedicated recreational facilities for teenagers.

Special Gift Packages

The Celebration Package (£179) includes

  • A Candlelit Dinner for Two - including a bottle of House Wine
  • A Cocktail in the Captain's Club for Two
  • A Champagne Breakfast
  • A £50 voucher for the boutique
  • A Portrait Photograph

The Wine Package (£85) includes
  • Two bottles of Pinot Griogio white wine
  • Two bottles of Montepulciano D'Ambruzzo red wine
  • One bottle of Bardolino Chiaretto rosé wine
  • Ten bottles of mineral water (still or sparkling)

The Captain's Collection (£75) includes
  • Bottle of Henkel Trocken
  • Sparkling wine & fruits
  • Bottle of Pinot Grigio white wine & cheese
  • Bottle of Sancerre white wine & salmon canapés
  • Two mini Grand Marnier & petit fours
  • Chocolate fruits
  • Selection of canapés
  • Selection of vegetable sticks with dip

CMV Additions Packages

Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too! 

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include∘ service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend that you take full advantage of these packages.

Plastic Straws

In the interest of protecting the environment, plastic straws will not be served with drinks from the bars on board CMV ships. Guests who require one can request one from their server.

Bob McGowan, Head of Customer Services said “As a company, we use an estimated 1.2 million straws a year. As with plastic bags in shops, we recognise that changing our habits is essential to keeping the environment free of unnecessary waste. The oceans are our business and we will continue in our quest to reduce the amount of plastic used on board our fleet.”