The Astor from Cruise & Maritime Voyages has an intimate country house style that allows its guests to feel at home, while being pampered by the CMV staff. With the capacity for 620 guests, the ship has been extensively refurbished to bring it upto, and exceed, modern standards.
Activity options onboard the Astor range from active to the carefree. You can join the fitness team on the sun deck for a jog around the ship or join in with the yoga classes offered by the onboard instructor. If your’re after something a little more relaxing then you can unwind by the pool bar and take in the fresh sea air. There is also the option to relax and enjoy the onboard Wellness Centre which has all of the treatments that you would expect from a luxury cruise on board the Astor. Evenings include the option to eat at one of the many restaurants onboard and then take in one of the talent shows hosted by the entertainment team every evening.
Life on Astor isn’t just pleasant, it is also very elegant. There are inside, outside and balcony cabins as well as suites onboard offering all of the comforts you would expect. You will feel right at home and more than satisfied with the generously sized cabins that feature all of the amenities you could possibly need.
The Astor offers plenty of culinary indulgences. Alongside classic homely dishes, there are also a number of more exotic choices available from a number of countries. Breakfast is on offer for both early and late risers. An A la carte menu and a Captain’s Dinner all make up just a small part of our gastronomic offerings. A sensory festival awaits you as soon as you enter the dining area. Diet friendly meals are also offered, provided you register when coming onboard. There are plenty of dining locations including the Waldorf Restaurant, the buffet-restaurant and the Ristorante Toscana. The variety on board is endless!
Entertainment & Activities
Astor boasts exceptional entertainment, from talented singers, dancers and musicians and a first class orchestra. The Astor lounge plays host to a theatre where both show dances and a cabaret can be found. Enjoy the ship’s very own library or spend your day wandering through the boutiques. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools are an ideal spot for taking part in water sports.
Health & Fitness
The wellness and beauty quarters on board offer indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna and tanning facilities, as well as a massage service that will ensure you are completely relaxed in both mind and body. The Astor also has a fitness center, a jogging path and a volleyball court available for more active guests. There are also a number of ping pong tables on the sport deck. You will also find a hospital onboard.
There is no a specific dress code onboard Astor. During the day there is a somewhat sporty and active atmosphere, however once the sun goes down guests tend to dress up for the evening’s scheduled events.
Built in 1987 in Kiel, Germany, the Astor has carried many happy passengers over the years since its maiden voyage from Hamburg to Genoa. The ship is owned by Premicon and has been under charter to Cruise & Maritime Voyages since 1996, with the company keen to keep this highly popular cruise ship in their fleet for the foreseeable future. Presently, the Astor operates all over the world, from tours around Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea sojourns to great value packages to the United Arab Emirates and the Orient.
Just search through our listings to see the full itinerary and latest offers. The Astor was renovated in 2010 and is fitted with all amenities that the modern passenger requires. The cabins have been freshened up and wireless internet connection is available for a small additional fee. The ship can hold 578 passengers and there are many different types of cabins available.
A large but cosy inner cabin may be just what you desire or maybe an outer cabin with a sea view is more to your taste. For an extra treat, the suites are opulently decorated and you will feel like royalty as soon as you step over the threshold.
In addition to the shore excursions, the Astor has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Talented performers cannot wait to show off the array of skills in one of the many shows that are performed daily on board. The ship even has its own personal orchestra, with highly trained musicians from around the globe. Dancing is a popular activity on board and there will be no shortage of opportunities to grace the dance floor with your silky steps. The library is a popular spot for passengers who wish to borrow a book to read by either the outdoor or indoor pools or rent a DVD to watch in their cabin. Ping Pong tables are located on the sports deck, along a plenitude of other fitness and sporting amenities.
The best place to go after a long session in the fitness center (or after a long session of shopping in one of the boutique shops) is the spa and beauty area. Here you can have a massage to relax your tired muscles or have your hair and nails done for one of the formal evenings. Be pampered and looked after by the friendly and professional staff.
The freshest ingredients go into all dishes on board every Cruise & Maritime Voyages ship and the Astor is no exception to the rule. The chefs insist on only using the best ingredients in creating their mouth-watering dishes in each of the exquisite restaurants on board. There are many dining options to suit your lifestyle, whether you are an early riser or someone who prefers to sleep until late morning, there is a breakfast option to suit.
Similarly with dinner; Cruise & Maritime Voyages will do their best to suit your dietary requirements. If you need anything, just ask one of the hospitable crew members and they will do everything in their power to fulfill your wishes. The Captain’s Dinner is one of the highlights of the trip and is the most formal evening. Pack your tuxedo and grandest dress for this occasion. Cruise & Maritime Voyages guarantees the finest dining you will experience at sea.
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