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Astor joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages' fleet in February 2013 on a three-year charter. The 620-passenger ship is the sister ship to Saga Pearl II (Astor is 25m longer), and was originally launched into ...
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41 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Astor Cruise Reviews

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Tartan rug
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Itinary we want to go to st Helena and ascension we got to st Helena but not ascension Due to rough seas for a tender .think in five years a tender has not got ashore .we felt the ships food was not as good as other ships we have been ... Read more
cruising fans
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise for its ports of call, destination and cost. Embarkation could have been handled better. We seemed to spend a lot of time lining up and by the time we got on it was time for drill. Astor is an older and smaller ... Read more
Deb1971
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Did an overnight 'port party' on the Astor before she headed back to the UK. Boarding was a bit of a joke. Stood around waiting for a long time with nothing happening until a couple of minutes after boarding was supposed to start. Then ... Read more
Country people
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
This was a spur of the moment cruise for us (our 3rd cruise over 40 years). Convenient because it sailed from Fremantle and returned there, and 6 nights was enough time away during summer & the risk of bushfires. Our friends were ... Read more
jenanpat
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose Astor for convenience as we could embark and disembark in Fremantle, which is close to home. We are happy to travel mid ship, in an inside cabin, and our 13 square metre cabin surprised us with its excellent design and ample ... Read more
suzel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
On-board Management makes good money by promoting packages. Value for money is poor. Especially staff are not friendly & does awkward drinks. Cabins sometimes smells likes a fish. Entertainment is always the same excellent. Pool ... Read more
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starlight123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise and we loved it Very clean room and common areas constantly being cleaned This was a short cruise but a great introduction whilst the Astor is small compared to others I see why many love her it's not ... Read more
Bootlebarth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
As first-time cruisers we weren't sure what to expect, or how a small ship like Astor compares with a 4,000 passenger monster. We were attracted by the bargain rate of $900 for two people for five nights. If the cruise had cost two or ... Read more
bilbyg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Having cruised several times in the past and liking the atmosphere of smaller vessels we chose Astor for this cruise to Esperence and Albany. Being an elderly lady of the seas "Astor" despite a recent refurbishment still appears ... Read more
BOETIE
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on Astor in three years. We have always enjoyed the trips, but each time seems even better than the last. What I can say is: - Life is never perfect, so a big part of really enjoying your cruise is to ... Read more
tempramental
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on the Astor, but our second cruise in three years. Our first cruise was on RCL Voyager of the Seas, so absolutely cannot compare these two vessels. The Astor is an old girl, as reflected in the decor and ... Read more
West Aussies
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were quite impressed by Astor. For a small ship it punches above its weight. It is very well appointed and is really quite spacious. When it became apparent the Trivia sessions were so popular the venue was quickly changed to ... Read more
Loremae
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
164 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
MV Astor 19 December to 30 December 2015 Fremantle – Bali – Fremantle Christmas in Bali Cruise Our family group of 8 (our ages 7, 11, 19, 41, 44, 64, 70 and 77) have travelled together for many years… This is ... Read more
MLiz
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Just back from the Christmas in Bali cruise on the MS Astor. This was our first cruise and we took a bit of a risk as we weren't sure cruising is really for us, but very glad we gave it a go. All I needed out of it an extended period of ... Read more
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J Hully
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
About the cruise from Fremantle to Esperance and return Departing From: Fremantle On: Mon 14 Dec 15 Returning On: Sat 19 Dec 15 Power: Nowhere on the web site nor did the travel agent say that the power plugs where ... Read more
terrymc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Hi , just a quick review , my partner and i have been on many cruise mainly all bigger ships , but due to needing a quick and cheap holiday we settled on the astor .. To start of with i will mention the food .. food was great for a ... Read more
EveeH
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cabins were locked by old fashioned keys, as were the safes. The inside cabin we had (519) was very small, but it was clean. The single beds were bunk bed size and we were only able to fit a small suitcase underneath. The big suitcase ... Read more
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eighties
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
12/15 3 day cruise Fremantle to Fremantle Check-in at Fremantle Passenger Terminal was the first contact with the ship’s crew, very professional and friendly. Fremantle terminal is basic and dated! Oops, if you have trouble ... Read more
glenswatman
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
87 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We lowered our expectations of this cruise compared to the likes of HAL and RCI but in many aspects we felt it was even better. Boarding was easy at Tilbury after taking the train from London then the free connecting bus. On board we ... Read more
Abraxxas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Tilbury was our port of embarkation in October 2015 enroute to FremantleWA. Also, we were passengers on the Fremantle - Harwich voyage in April 2014 and it was a marvellous experience. Don't misunderstand, we enjoyed our time aboard ... Read more
nztraveller
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
98 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We sailed on the Astor from London to Auckland, New Zealand. The voyage was wonderful and the ship and crew exceeded our expectations . Boarding at Tilbury was average , but with only 505 guests it did not take lone really. The ... Read more
maggiealdred
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our first cruise, so we were not sure what to expect. The check-in procedure was smooth and once we were on board the staff were waiting to show us to our cabin, with our suitcases not far behind. Throughout the whole voyage the ... Read more
jillybilly47
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
As we booked at last minute with a discount did not expect too much. Was pleasantly surprised, the Astor was very clean, staff worked so hard and had extras like coach transfers,when moored at docks, to city centres. Food was ok ... Read more
Chester Locksley
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
The ship is about 28 years old but has been recently refurbished and for the size is quite modern and very comfortable. We did have very smooth seas for the cruise and everything ran like clock-work. There are two excellent main places to ... Read more
peterj1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
We found the Astor to be a 3+ star ship at a 2 star price on our three-day trip to nowhere. The service is exceptional, better than Cunard. Staff were friendly and efficient. The biggest table setting in the Waldorf dining room is six but ... Read more

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