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Astoria Leaves Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Fleet

By ,   January 20, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) decided to say farewell to its cruise ship Astoria, with 2020 as her farewell season.

With 2 new bigger vessels joining the fleet in 2021, the company made the decision not to renew the charter contract.

In January 2015, the 550-passenger Azores ship, which was renamed Astoria, joined CMV replacing in the fleet MV Discovery (scrapped in 2015). Astoria's inaugural cruise was a 30-night itinerary from Plymouth England, starting on January 26, 2015 (roundtrip from UK to the Caribbean). For summer 2016, Astoria was chartered to Rivages du Monde (French company) with CMV operating spring and fall cruise from the UK, which continued for 5 years.

The farewell season of the ship includes 4 voyages from Poole England (March and April 2020) as well as 3 roundtrips from Hull (September and October 2020).

CMV Astoria cruise ship

Astoria's final voyage is to Norway (Land of the Northern Lights) roundtrip from Hull (October 18). The 13-night itinerary visits Bergen, Andalsnes, Tromso, Honningsvag (North Cape), Alta, Alesund, Stavanger. Prices start at GBP 1080 per person.