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.
Here is my Astoria REVIEW