Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Entered service: 1997
Onboard currency: Euro
Passengers (lower berth): 590
Length: 176.5 metres
Beam: 22.6 metres
Draft: 6.1 metres
MS Astor joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ fleet in February 2013 on a three-year charter.
She is owned by the Germany-based Premicon, a river cruising conglomerate, as the sole ocean-going vessel in the company’s fleet. The ship’s most recent refurbishment was a £14 million upgrade in 2010.
Astor is higher-end than CMV’s other two ships, Marco Polo and mv Discovery. She spends her summer catering exclusively for the German market mainly on short voyages to Northern Europe; before setting sail for Australia in November, via West Africa, South Africa and Mauritius on a 38-day voyage, before sailing back in March.Like its fleetmates, Astor is based in the Port of Tilbury, some 22 miles from Central London.
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