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Astor Review

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76 reviews

Very enjoyable and relaxing throughout

Review for Astor to Trans-Ocean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016

We had a great relaxing and enjoyable cruise, from Tilbury uk to Perth, Australia. The staff througout the ship; that we had direct service from, were exceptional, very curious and always served with a smile. The highlights and most memorable time's for my wife and I, were, being invited by the captain onto the wing of the bridge, going through the 2 upper locks of the Panama Canal, what an experiance and on her birthday!! The second was being invited to the caprains table for dinner on galore night, in 15 plus cruise's, this was a first, and boy, what a lovely finish to our voyage. The evening shows in the theatre were fantastic and we were quite suprised, for such a small stage company, how they never repeated thier performances, the variety was unbelievable and well performed every time. My only criticism here is, the main performer was always, the star roll, that was very unfortunate, as there were others that were as good , if not better, that we and other passengers would have liked to have enjoyed seeing and listening to, I did mention it to the cruise director, he didn't take opinion or suggestions very well, saying pick on me day is it !!! Ah well , they to have off days!!! All bar drinks throughout the ship were very expensive, they offered various deals and offers, even that came out OT, so we chose not to drink on board that much, our budget wouldn't stretch to their outrageous prices, plus the range of beers were very small and not that enjoyable at all. There was a problem having working TV in the cabin, it's awfull, a real lack of cabin entertaint here!!! Overall, we had a great voyage and enjoyed all that the cruise offered to the full, that we participate in.

Cabin Review

Cabin 4

All the amenities were working and well maintained, the mattresses could have been better, plus we we would have liked the option to have had the bed made into a double or; and day time settee as at times, we wanted to be in the cabin; and only place to sit and chill, was on the bed!! The TV , although its flat wall mounted, its a shame its not updated to plug in hard drive or laptop to plug in.. the ships tv is awfull. The steward was very attentive and our cabin was perfect throughout our voyage.

Port Reviews

London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)

Didn't take any, to expensive for what was on offer

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