Astor

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Cruise line
CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages)

Current cruise:
54 nights / 55 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Fremantle
15 Oct, 2017 - 09 Dec, 2017

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Astor Review and Specifications

Specifications of Astor

Year built 1987  /  Age : 30
Flag state Bahamas
Builder (HDW) Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Kiel, Germany)
Building cost USD 65 million
Owner Global Maritime Group Inc
Operator CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages)
Speed 18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA) 176 m / 577 ft
Beam (width) 22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage 20704 gt
Passengers 600 - 650
Crew 300
Passengers-to-space ratio 32
Decks 7
Cabins 289
Decks with cabins 7
Last Refurbishment 2014
Former names Fedor Dostoevskiy

Review of Astor

Launched in 1987, MS Astor currently operates for Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The vessel was built in 1987 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), in Kiel Germany, ordered by the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation. The vessel was planned to be part of the fleet of South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for voyages from Southampton to Cape Town. MS Astor is a property of the German company Premicon.

History - construction & ownership

The 20,704-ton, 600-passenger cruise ship Astor was sold to the Soviet Union company Black Sea Shipping just a year after entering service, and her name was changed to Fedor Dostoevskiy. The cruise ship was transferred to the Soviet Union firm and was chartered to West German cruise lines. The vessel was renamed again Astor in 1995 and in 1996 remained under charter to Transocean Tours.

ms Astor

Whilst onboard Astor, guests are recognised by name, so they are able to enjoy familiarity which is not offered by many cruise lines. Astor provides fine cuisine, comfortable accommodation, and outstanding experience.

On November 28, 2008, in the Gulf of Oman, pirates made an attempt to seize the vessel. The attack over Astor was stopped by the German frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Cruise itinerary program

For the past ten years CMV Astor has cruised in Europe during northern summer, predominately for the demanding market of Germany. Previously, during Round World voyages, Astor has visited East Coast Australia, and now the vessel is of such high standard, ready to homeport in Fremantle.

Cabins

Astor provides a very good selection of modern cabin accommodation - from Standard to De Luxe and 70% of cabins have ocean view and individually controlled air-conditioning. All comforts of home are offered. All cabins onboard Astor are serviced twice a day and there is nothing but enjoy the holiday, while CMV take care of you. Standard, superior, premium categories provide a wide range of cabin features that are standard, but if you book a Senator Suite, De Luxe Suite, or Astor Suite you take advantage of amazing extra benefits. Treat yourself to upgrade and enjoy extra space and added value benefits complimentary.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

The Waldorf Restaurant is too impressing and offers traditional fixed time, two sitting dining option. The alternative is the more informal, but also stylish Übersee Club Bistro. All meals are included in Astor cruise fare - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course dinner, even late night snacks. Cruise and Maritime Voyages cruising is really value for money. The moment guests board Astor they are tempted by culinary delights. More casual or a la carte buffet for breakfast and lunch - you choose. Food is among the highlights of cruising with CMV Astor, and her chefs won’t disappoint you. Evening meals start with an appetiser followed by delicious soup - with lots of options to choose from, meal is among the most difficult decisions of CMV cruise.

Astor main courses range from seafood, rack of lamb, escalope of veal, beef medallions, chicken chasseur, Asian stir fries, Italian pastas, traditional roasts - all available for guests to savour. Vegetarian meals are available to tantalise taste buds, featured on every menu together with health-conscious dishes - if you are able to resist temptation. Light salads to refresh are offered before you finish meals - fresh fruit, international cheese platter, or delicious desserts, including English trifle, apple strudel, blueberry cheese cake, Baked Alaska, Peach Melba, strawberry tart, crème caramel, or the famous among cruisers Astor chocolate mousse. The variety onboard Astor is endless. In all Astor bars Australian draught beer is also offered. Fine European and Australian red and white wines collection is available to complement guests’ meal.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Astor is a fully stabilised and air-conditioned stylish four-star cruise liner with seven passenger decks. Five lounge areas are available onboard Astor - Astor Lounge, theatre style for truly sparkling entertainment; Captain’s Club, perfect for pre-dinner cocktails with resident pianist; intimate Hanse Bar leading on the stylish Sun Terrace Bar with wonderful panoramic views.

Other Astor facilities include the Library & the Card Room, internet café, and a shopping arcade with a jeweller, boutique, perfumery, Wellness Centre, with hairdressing & beauty treatments, ocean view fitness & exercise equipment, indoor swimming pool, sauna and massage facilities. An outdoor swimming pool and two whirlpools with traditional walk around promenade deck are offered too. Another outstanding feature onboard Astor is the sports deck so you can enjoy a jogging track, volleyball, table tennis, big board chess, half court tennis, golf and yoga.

Astor wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 16
  • Total number of cabins: 289 (of which 42 Suites, 3 Balcony, 198 Oceanview, 91 Inside).
  • Dining rooms: Waldorf Restaurant (two sitting, fixed time).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Commodore's, Admiral's
  • Lounges & Bars: Astor Lounge, Captain’s Club (live music), Overseas Club, Hanse Bar, Card Room, Internet Cafe.
  • Oasis Wellness Centre, Beauty Salon, Fitness Centre, swimming pool, jogging track, sports court, walk around promenade, Sun Terrace, Library, Conference Room, Gallery, boutique, shop, jeweller, photo shop.
  • MS Astor cruise ship was built in 1987 by a German shipbuilding company for the Marlan Group (Mauritius-based corporation). The ship was ordered by Safmarine (South African company) as a passenger ocean liner serving the route between UK and South Africa (Southampton - Cape Town).
  • In 1988, ms Astor was sold to Black Sea Shipping Company (Soviet Union company), renamed to Fedor Dostoevskiy, and operated under charter by various cruise line operators from West Germany. The vessel was operated under charter by Transocean Tours since 1996. The last ship owner is Global Maritime Group (shipping company).
  • (November 28, 2008 accident) An attempted pirate attack in the Gulf of Oman (Arabian Sea) was prevented by the frigate ship Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Brandenburg class F123 type navy vessel).
  • CMV Astor is among the World Cruise ships, operating once per year an Around The World voyage. On its world itineraries, the ship visits ports in Africa, Asia, Australia, also small islands in Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.

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Astor Itineraries 2018

The below listed Astor cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Cruise and Maritime Voyages fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Fremantle cruise port

10 February 2018 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Weekend Escape
Prices starting
from $329
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10 Feb      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
12 Feb      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

12 March 2018 39 nights / 40 days, one-way from Fremantle to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $5939
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12 Mar      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
21 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
22 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Durban, South Africa   
28 Mar 08:00 - 15:00     Mossel Bay, South Africa   
29 Mar 09:00 - 11:00     Cape Town, South Africa   
01 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
05 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
13 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
15 Apr 09:00 - 22:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
17 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
20 Apr      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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Fremantle cruise port

12 March 2018 17 nights / 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $2639
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12 Mar      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
21 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
22 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Durban, South Africa   
28 Mar 08:00 - 15:00     Mossel Bay, South Africa   
29 Mar      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   

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Cape Town cruise port

29 March 2018 22 nights / 23 days, one-way from Cape Town to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $3419
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30 Mar      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
01 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
05 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
13 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
15 Apr 09:00 - 22:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
17 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
20 Apr      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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Auckland cruise port

27 November 2018 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Auckland to Fremantle
Prices starting
from $1759
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27 Nov      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
01 Dec 07:00 - 19:00     Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Dec 12:00 - 18:00     Adelaide, South Australia   
08 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Auckland cruise port

27 November 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Auckland to Adelaide
Prices starting
from $1119
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27 Nov      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
01 Dec 07:00 - 19:00     Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Dec      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Auckland cruise port

27 November 2018 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney
Prices starting
from $649
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27 Nov      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
01 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

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Sydney cruise port

01 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle
Prices starting
from $1119
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01 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Dec 12:00 - 18:00     Adelaide, South Australia   
08 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Sydney cruise port

01 December 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Sydney to Adelaide
Prices starting
from $479
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01 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Dec      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

04 December 2018 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Adelaide to Fremantle
Prices starting
from $649
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04 Dec      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
08 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

08 December 2018 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Christmas Party Weekend
Prices starting
from $369
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08 Dec      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
10 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

10 December 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Festive South West Escape
Prices starting
from $849
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10 Dec      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
12 Dec 09:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
13 Dec 09:00 - 20:00     Albany, Western Australia   
15 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

15 December 2018 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Christmas Party Weekend
Prices starting
from $339
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15 Dec      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
17 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

17 December 2018 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Christmas Cruise to Bali
Prices starting
from $1989
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17 Dec      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
22 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
28 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

28 December 2018 1 nights / 2 days, round-trip In Port Celebration
Prices starting
from $189
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28 Dec      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
29 Dec      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

29 December 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip New Year Celebration
Prices starting
from $829
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29 Dec      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
31 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Margaret River   
02 Jan      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Astor Itineraries 2019

The below listed Astor cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Cruise and Maritime Voyages fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Fremantle cruise port

02 January 2019 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Coastal Adventure
Prices starting
from $679
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02 Jan      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
04 Jan 09:00 - 18:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
06 Jan      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

06 January 2019 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip South West Escape
Prices starting
from $849
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06 Jan      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
08 Jan 09:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
09 Jan 09:00 - 20:00     Albany, Western Australia   
11 Jan      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

11 January 2019 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Weekend Party Cruise
Prices starting
from $509
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11 Jan      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
13 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Margaret River   
14 Jan      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

14 January 2019 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Bali Holiday Cruise
Prices starting
from $1749
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14 Jan      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
19 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
25 Jan      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

25 January 2019 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Australia Day Weekend
Prices starting
from $709
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25 Jan      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
27 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Margaret River   
29 Jan      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

29 January 2019 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip South West Escape
Prices starting
from $849
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29 Jan      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
31 Jan 09:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
01 Feb 09:00 - 20:00     Albany, Western Australia   
03 Feb      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

03 February 2019 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Fremantle to Adelaide
Prices starting
from $799
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03 Feb      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
05 Feb 09:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
08 Feb      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

08 February 2019 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Weekend Coastal Experience
Prices starting
from $529
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08 Feb      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
09 Feb 07:00 - 19:00     Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, South Australia   
10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Port Lincoln, South Australia   
11 Feb      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

11 February 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Tasmanian Explorer
Prices starting
from $1229
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11 Feb      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
14 Feb 08:00 - 12:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
16 Feb 10:00 - 17:00     Burnie, Tasmania   
18 Feb      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

18 February 2019 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Coastal Experience
Prices starting
from $529
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18 Feb      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
19 Feb 07:00 - 19:00     Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, South Australia   
20 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Port Lincoln, South Australia   
21 Feb      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

21 February 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Tasmanian Explorer
Prices starting
from $1229
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21 Feb      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
24 Feb 08:00 - 12:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
26 Feb 10:00 - 17:00     Burnie, Tasmania   
28 Feb      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

28 February 2019 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Weekend Coastal Experience
Prices starting
from $709
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28 Feb      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
01 Mar 07:00 - 19:00     Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, South Australia   
02 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Port Lincoln, South Australia   
04 Mar      Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia   

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Adelaide cruise port

04 March 2019 49 nights / 50 days, one-way from Adelaide to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $7799
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04 Mar      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
07 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
08 Mar 09:00 - 20:00     Albany, Western Australia   
10 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
19 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
20 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
24 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Maputo, Mozambique   
25 Mar 12:00 - 23:00     Richards Bay, South Africa   
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Durban, South Africa   
28 Mar 08:00 - 14:00     Mossel Bay, South Africa   
29 Mar 09:00 - 23:00     Cape Town, South Africa   
02 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
11 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
12 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
16 Apr 09:00 - 23:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
18 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Apr      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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Adelaide cruise port

04 March 2019 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Adelaide to Fremantle
Prices starting
from $959
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04 Mar      Departing from Adelaide, South Australia   
07 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Esperance, Western Australia   
08 Mar 09:00 - 20:00     Albany, Western Australia   
10 Mar      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

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Fremantle cruise port

10 March 2019 43 nights / 44 days, one-way from Fremantle to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $6859
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10 Mar      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
19 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
20 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
24 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Maputo, Mozambique   
25 Mar 12:00 - 23:00     Richards Bay, South Africa   
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Durban, South Africa   
28 Mar 08:00 - 14:00     Mossel Bay, South Africa   
29 Mar 09:00 - 23:00     Cape Town, South Africa   
02 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
11 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
12 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
16 Apr 09:00 - 23:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
18 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Apr      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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Fremantle cruise port

10 March 2019 19 nights / 20 days, one-way from Fremantle to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $3189
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10 Mar      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
19 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
20 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
24 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Maputo, Mozambique   
25 Mar 12:00 - 23:00     Richards Bay, South Africa   
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Durban, South Africa   
28 Mar 08:00 - 14:00     Mossel Bay, South Africa   
29 Mar      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   

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Cape Town cruise port

30 March 2019 23 nights / 24 days, one-way from Cape Town to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $3669
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30 Mar      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
02 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
11 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
12 Apr 07:00 - 13:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
16 Apr 09:00 - 23:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
18 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Apr      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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