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Cruise and Maritime Voyages


MS Astor

MS Astor is described by new Australian owners Cruise and Maritime Voyages as a 4* international ship in traditional style, offering an intimate cruising experience and the highest standards of service.


Her small size means she can visit local attractions and significantly more ports of call with far more convenience than larger vessels, and she has a special flair reflected in her deluxe suites and larger-than-average cabins.


After a £10 million refurbishment in 2010 her wide range of public facilities includes the very impressive Waldorf Restaurant, described as one of the nicest dining rooms at sea. A more informal alternative is the sun-drenched Übersee Club Bistro.


The theatre-style Astor Lounge offers sparkling entertainment from the highly acclaimed show team while the elegant Captain's Club is the perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails with the resident pianist. There is an outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool and, in keeping with her heritage, a traditional walk-around promenade deck.


Although the ship was named The Astor when she was built in 1987, she was renamed Feodor Dostoevsky when she was sold to a Soviet cruise company and spent seven years cruising the Black Sea. She later served the demanding German market with Transocean Tours, then joined the Cruise and Maritime Voyages fleet in 2014.


Today, she operates local cruises during the Australian summer as well as two long-distance 38-night voyages between Australia and Europe.


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Operator: Cruise and Maritime Voyages



Entered service:                 

Length 176m
Speed 18 knots
Passenger decks  7
Passenger capacity 620
Cabins 247
Crew 300
Language on board English
Medical Centre  Yes