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Transocean Tours


MS Astor

Description: MS Astor is a small and friendly German cruise ship priding herself on very personal service. Run by Germany-based Transocean Tours, her catchline is: 'Hello Astor. Goodbye everyday life.'

Transocean says Astor has a special flair that is reflected in her deluxe suites and beautiful cabins, with first-class service tailored to individual needs.
Cabins are larger than average and her main dining room has been described as one of the nicest at sea. A good pool is complemented with plenty of deck space. Cuisine is excellent.

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 in 1988 and spent seven years cruising the Black Sea. Transocean Tours has operated her since 1996.

Today, she operates worldwide. She is very popular with the German cruising community but the crew go out of their way to help British passengers fit in. An impressive passenger-to-crew ratio of 2-1 means personalised attention.

Typical itinerary: Southern England in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher, an 8-day cruise including Portsmouth, Portland, Plymouth and the Scilly Isles in tribute to the Cornish-born romantic novelist.

Operator: Transocean Tours


Entered service:                 

Length 176m
Speed 18 knots
Passenger decks  7
Passenger capacity 650
Cabins 289
Crew 300
Language on board German & English
Medical Centre  Yes


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