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Astor Cruise Review by cruisewa

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Astor
Astor
Member Name: cruisewa
Cruise Date: March 2014
Embarkation: Perth (Fremantle)
Destination: Cruise to Nowhere
Cabin Category: deck 4
Cabin Number:
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Ship Facts: Astor Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Had a great time

I was prompted to write this review after seeing a couple of negative ones.

We were a group of 10 that went on the Astor in March 2014 for a 3 night cruise to nowhere (Busselton).

My Comments:

Boarding: was very smooth and quick. Took about 20 minutes from arrival at Terminal to cabin.

Cabin: outside twin, very comfortable and very very clean

Meals: overall would rate 4 out of 5. Good food and service, with a great wine list including western Australian wines.

The boat: is what I would call boutique – a small vessel with about 600 passengers when full. The public areas had a really nice feel and our favourite spot was the Captains Club bar. Having been on a few P and O boats, by comparison this one is cosier, and very clean – the public toilets spotless as well.

Entertainment: again very enjoyable, though the sound system was not balanced promptly on the 2nd night’s performance.

Disembarkation: probably my main criticism was the queue to drop off your cabin key, confirm you have paid the bill and retrieve your passport/photo ID – this took about 30 – 40 minutes.

Disabled access (wheelchair) – as with many ships of this style and age – I noted the corridors are not ideal (not wide) for wheelchairs, and the lift takes ages.

Would I recommend to others? Yes

 


Publication Date: 04/20/14
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