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 shiny new and modern but warm and welcoming The crew were happy and very helpful maybe more signage on the ship would have been helpful This trip had a good mix of people but this is clearly not a ship for children limited activities The food was ok we dined in the Waldof resturant and the meals did become repetitive and average more choice in the Buffett and better desserts enjoyed afternoon tea there several times The drinks package was good value but the water package is not The nighttime shows did not meet expectations they need a lot of work I feel high school students could provide a better standard Lots of room around the ship for quite reflective time or if you prefer bars and music that's available also The use of the tender in Esperance was fast and professional and the volunteers in the towns were lovely and appreciated No tender required in Albany and a wonderful day was had I found the twin rooms very spacious the double rooms have less room to move about great storage in the rooms Highly recommend not sure I would like the modern ships will have to contemplate this

Albany, Esperance

Astor Cruise Review by starlight123

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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 shiny new and modern but warm and welcoming

The crew were happy and very helpful maybe more signage on the ship would have been helpful

This trip had a good mix of people but this is clearly not a ship for children limited activities

The food was ok we dined in the Waldof resturant and the meals did become repetitive and average more choice in the Buffett and better desserts enjoyed afternoon tea there several times

The drinks package was good value but the water package is not

The nighttime shows did not meet expectations they need a lot of work I feel high school students could provide a better standard

Lots of room around the ship for quite reflective time or if you prefer bars and music that's available also

The use of the tender in Esperance was fast and professional and the volunteers in the towns were lovely and appreciated

No tender required in Albany and a wonderful day was had

I found the twin rooms very spacious the double rooms have less room to move about great storage in the rooms

Highly recommend not sure I would like the modern ships will have to contemplate this
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