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Portsmouth Takes You There


The alluring and intimate 550 passenger Azores has been renamed Astoria and joined the CMV fleet in 2015. Azores replaced Discovery and joined the traditional fleet of ocean going liners alongside the much loved Marco Polo and stylish Astor.

With her handsome profile and a traditional walk around promenade deck, the 16,144grt Portuguese registered Azores is a classic beautifully restored ocean going cruise ship and offers a wide selection of very well appointed and comfortable public lounges and cabin accommodation spanning eight passenger decks serviced by two lifts.

Her enhanced facilities include the impressive two sectioned Olissipo Restaurant with an alternative buffet dining option in the Lotus lounge, a choice of five comfortable lounges and bars including the Calypso main show lounge, plus a nightclub, cinema, casino, shopping boutique, photo shop, library, card and bridge room, fitness and health centre with sauna and massage facilities, an unheated outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful marbled reception area.

For the enjoyment of adult passengers, Azores cruises operate as ‘child free’. This means that even during school holiday times you can enjoy the pleasures of cruising in the company of adult passengers only. Teenagers who are 16 years old or above at the time of sailing are accepted, but they must be accompanied by adult passengers.

Entered service 2004
Length 160m
Speed 16.5 knots
Passenger decks 8
Passenger capacity 550
Crew 277
Language on board Portuguese & English
Medical Centre Yes