Astoria @ Tilbury

Yesterday, 1st April 2017, CMV’s charming little ‘Astoria’ left Tilbury on a 10 night around Britain itinerary. (Note the dancing tug!)

Cruise & Maritime Voyages  had previously announced that 2017 would be the Astoria’s  ‘farewell season’.

However due to strong demand, Cruise & Maritime Voyages will offer several sailings on the ship from London Tilbury in 2018.

I cruise on her in 2015 when she was called ‘Azores’, yet still operated by CMV. Carrying just 555 passengers, she is CMV’s smallest and oldest ships.

She is a lovely ship with interiors that are in great condition for her age.

I have heard her called “the world’s oldest ocean-going passenger vessel” although I am not convinced that is strictly true. Never the less, being built in 1948, she’s a lot older than nearly all other cruise ships!

She is definitely one of the smaller cruise ships operating from U.K. ports.

Malcolm

Here is my Astoria REVIEW

Magellan Review: HERE, Marco Polo Review: HERE , Astor Review: HERE

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