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3.0 / 5.0
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64 reviews
3 Awards
All the singers and dancers together with the band entertain. For a small stage they did very well
Rapt attention to Josh and Gemman
Josh and Gemma entertain and very nicely too!
Junior suite with balcony
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Ignore the whinging reviews. Choose carefully and this ship deserves 5-stars.

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Hurricane2C
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I'm fed-up with moaning minnies who comment unfavourably on this 70-year old 'real ship' because it doesn't seem to match up to the vast majority of the bland 'floating blocks of flats' (i.e. most other cruise ships). Of course it doesn't! Anybody who does the most basic of research should KNOW what they can expect of the Astoria. This is a 'travel experience' and all the better for i! Consider ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Cruising But Not As You Know It

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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LizW1234
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We wanted a taste of river cruising so this seemed ideal. Embarkation at Poole was quick however a little back to front, you picked up your cruise card at the port, then got on the ship to "check in", have passports checked etc, then were taken to your cabin where your room keys were waiting for you. We booked last minute so the only available cabin was "Inside Guarantee" which was surprisingly ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Happy ship

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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cgb1950castor.
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Booked this cruise European Canals, Rivers and Cities, then looked at reviews just prior to sailing and found the Astoria was the oldest cruise ship in the world, plus some reviews were a bit worrying, especially about the cabins and crew. Ok will deal with cabin 464 later. The food throughout was excellent both in the Restaurant and in the Bistso, the quality quantity and service was very ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


A lovely cruise experience

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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mekydro
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Astoria is a ship rich in history and quite a venerable old lady of the seas. We had cruised on her before, in 2012 when she was operated by CIC and named Athena. It was fascinating to see that little had changed in the public spaces, 6 years and 2 owners later, but the cabins have had some upgrading and the ship now has different external colours. I was amused to note that one of the bathroom ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Our Astoria Experience

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Allan Hayes
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

ASTORIA, THE SHIP: Astoria is the world's oldest active oceangoing passenger ship and was originally built and launched as MS Stockholm in 1948. Her capacity is around 540 passengers making her quite an intimate vessel. THE FACILITIES: SIRENES BAR is the “meeting place” on the ship. It’s a small area above the reception desk, holding around 150 guests. The drinks are reasonably priced ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


What a terrific experience!

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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shipshapeUK
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Chose this cruise for a number of reasons: Firstly, this is the oldest cruise ship in the world still in full operation. Secondly, the itinerary looked great and finally because we have travelled with CMV twice before and been perfectly satisfied. Reading many other reviews about Astoria, leaves me thinking that so many people fail to do any research before booking their cruise. Embarkation at ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Spoilt by the arrogance of their staff and their inability to resolve mistakes.

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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TheLovelyB
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I thought it would be a wonderful way to visit so many far away and interesting places. Indeed overall the cruise delivered its promise and we did enjoy the wonderful places we visited. In general the staff were great and did a fantastic job. The entertainment was great at times and OK at others. The drinks plus package we paid almost £30.00 a head for was a rip off. They did not have 3 ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Stunning Scenery

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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jackie4a
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Have just returned from the Scotland and Faro Island cruise on board the Astoria, first of the itinerary, it included the Orkney's, the Shetlands the Faro Islands and mainland Scotland, for me the highs were the trip to Scapa Flow, the Loch Ness trip and the stunning scenery, these are places that I have not really thought about going but it is well worth the trip. now about the rest, the ship is ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Good tour, BUT would never use Cruise & Maritime again.

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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DGC Kiwi 17
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Myself and my wife are first time cruisers (is that the right terminology???) and chose the CMV trip to the Shetlands, Faroes, and Orkney islands in April this year. The ship itself is both incredibly old, and incredibly small. I know a few people have criticised this, but for us it simply added a bit of old-world charm to the cruise. And with only 550 passengers - and no screaming kids - it was ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


A proper travel experience, as well as being a holiday.

Review for Astoria to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Hurricane2C
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The good: really interesting destinations; unbeatable value. The not so good: the ship is chartered and shows some upkeep-issues; a small number of the very attentive crew let themselves down by being offensive to the nose! This slightly-tired cruise-liner should be seen as a floating-base from which passengers can access little-visited ports. We thought the Faroe Islands to be one of our ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


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