This ship is an old lady (1948) and it shows on the outside. The interior could do with a spruce up, but the staff did their best to keep everything shipshape. We were pleasantly surprised when we had a complimentary upgrade to a Junior Suite (Deck2), but if you are a light sleeper then beware. Being so low down on the ship, the engine noise and vibrations are rather loud and we had to ask for earplugs to help us get off to sleep. Apart from that the cabin is quite spacious with plenty of hanging space and there was also always a good supply of hot running water. We traveled as a group of 4 and we all thought that the food was excellent and plentiful. The entertainment is a bit limited owing to the size of the ship but the entertainment staff were in our opinion extremely good. If you are on second sitting for dinner the timing of some of the entertainment need reviewing as we missed several of the pre main show options i.e. Mr & Mrs, owing to not having finished dinner in time. The daytime activities are a bit poor, bean bag throwing etc, but again size of the ship dictates what's on offer. The ports of call on offer were all very interesting, but could have done with more time to visit. Overall, a very enjoyable trip, but be warned, if you have been on the bigger ships and expecting wall to wall entertainment, you ain't going to get it.

MV Azores - June/July 2015

Astoria Cruise Review by Pete.K

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This ship is an old lady (1948) and it shows on the outside. The interior could do with a spruce up, but the staff did their best to keep everything shipshape.

We were pleasantly surprised when we had a complimentary upgrade to a Junior Suite (Deck2), but if you are a light sleeper then beware. Being so low down on the ship, the engine noise and vibrations are rather loud and we had to ask for earplugs to help us get off to sleep. Apart from that the cabin is quite spacious with plenty of hanging space and there was also always a good supply of hot running water.

We traveled as a group of 4 and we all thought that the food was excellent and plentiful. The entertainment is a bit limited owing to the size of the ship but the entertainment staff were in our opinion extremely good. If you are on second sitting for dinner the timing of some of the entertainment need reviewing as we missed several of the pre main show options i.e. Mr & Mrs, owing to not having finished dinner in time. The daytime activities are a bit poor, bean bag throwing etc, but again size of the ship dictates what's on offer.

The ports of call on offer were all very interesting, but could have done with more time to visit.

Overall, a very enjoyable trip, but be warned, if you have been on the bigger ships and expecting wall to wall entertainment, you ain't going to get it.
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