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Astoria Cabins

3.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
64 reviews
3 Awards
Editor Rating
3.0
Average
Cabins
Jayne Clark
Cruise Critic Contributor

The Astoria's 17 cabin categories are based not only on size but also on their position within the ship. They range from 10 single cabins to the two-room Owner's Presidential Suite, which can sleep three. There are no adjoining cabins.

This is an old ship, and the cabins show their age in a number of ways, most notably in the lack of connectivity. Most rooms have only two outlets, and the TV plug occupies one of them. (A bathroom outlet accommodates low-voltage electric shavers.) All outlets take European-style plugs so you might need plug adapters and, depending on your electronics (onboard voltage is 220V), power converters, as well. Soundproofing isn't the best, either. We occasionally heard voices from the cabin next door. And, water in the tub/shower ran the colour of weak tea throughout much of our cruise. Questions as to why went unanswered.

On the plus side, even the Astoria's smallest inside cabins are designed to maximize space. Note that in some twin cabins, the single beds can't be converted to a double due to a built-in table that separates them.

Storage is generous (at least for those who don't overpack), with plenty of drawer and shelf space. All cabins have safes, mini-refrigerators, hair dryers and televisions that screen movies at scheduled times.

Bathroom space is generous, with full-size tub/shower, bidet, marble-topped vanity, makeup mirror and marble floor. The ship's suites have jetted tubs.

Interior: The 45 inside cabins range in size from 117 square feet to 157 square feet. Some include one or two upper pull-down berths.

Oceanview: The 180 ocean-view accommodations have either portholes or full windows. Some twins can be converted to double beds and some have one or two pull-down berths. Average size ranges from 127 square feet to 165 square feet.

Suites: Seventeen Junior Suites, averaging 190 square feet, have small sitting areas, jetted tubs and portholes. Another 17 Deluxe Junior Suites are slightly larger at 199 square feet and boast windows. Some have sofas that convert to a bed for a third occupant.

Balcony Suites: The eight Deluxe Balcony Suites on Deck 6 feature a lounge area with a sofa that converts to a bed, plus jetted tubs. They average 326 square feet.

Owner's Presidential Suite: Located on Deck 6 behind the bridge in the officer's crew area, the Owner's Presidential Suite has a private balcony, lounge area with a large sofa that can convert to a bed, dining area and spacious bedroom and bathroom.

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