CMV Astor

CMV Astor Review and Specifications

Specifications of CMV Astor

Year built1987  /  Age : 32
Flag state Bahamas
Builder(HDW) Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Kiel, Germany)
Building costUSD 65 million
OwnerGlobal Maritime Group Inc
OperatorCMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) via Transocean Tours
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)176 m / 577 ft
Beam (width)22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage20704 gt
Passengers600 - 650
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2014
Former namesFedor Dostoevskiy

Current itinerary of CMV Astor

CMV Astor current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Bali Holiday Cruise. The itinerary starts on 14 Jan, 2019 and ends on 25 Jan, 2019.

Date / TimePort
14 Jan 17:00      Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
19 Jan 08:00 - 20 Jan 18:00     Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
25 Jan 08:00      Arriving in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   

Review of CMV 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.

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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.


MS Astor has a total of 289 cabins (of which 42 Suites, 3 Balcony, 198 Oceanview, 91 Inside) in 16 grades. 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.

Shipboard dining options - Food and 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, along with Commodore's and Admiral's. 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.

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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.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and 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; Overseas Club.

Other Astor facilities include the Library & the Card Room, internet café, and a shopping arcade with a jeweller, photo shop, boutique, perfumery, Oasis 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. The ship also has a Conference Room and a gallery.

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MS Astor was built in 1987 by a German shipbuilding company for 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, the liner 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).

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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CMV Astor Itineraries

The below listed CMV Astor cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Dec 17 11 days, round-trip Christmas Cruise to Bali Fremantle
2018 Dec 28 1 day, round-trip In Port Celebration Fremantle
2018 Dec 29 4 days, round-trip New Year Celebration Fremantle
2019 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Coastal Adventure Fremantle
2019 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip South West Escape Fremantle
2019 Jan 11 3 days, round-trip Weekend Party Cruise Fremantle
2019 Jan 14 11 days, round-trip Bali Holiday Cruise Fremantle
2019 Jan 25 4 days, round-trip Australia Day Weekend Fremantle
2019 Jan 29 5 days, round-trip South West Escape Fremantle
2019 Feb 03 5 days, one-way from Fremantle to Adelaide Fremantle
2019 Feb 08 3 days, round-trip Weekend Coastal Experience Adelaide
2019 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Tasmanian Explorer Adelaide
2019 Feb 18 3 days, round-trip Coastal Experience Adelaide
2019 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Tasmanian Explorer Adelaide
2019 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Weekend Coastal Experience Adelaide
2019 Mar 04 50 days, one-way from Adelaide to Bremerhaven Adelaide
2019 Mar 04 49 days, one-way from Adelaide to London Tilbury Adelaide
2019 Mar 04 6 days, one-way from Adelaide to Fremantle Adelaide
2019 Mar 10 43 days, one-way from Fremantle to London Tilbury Fremantle
2019 Mar 10 20 days, one-way from Fremantle to Cape Town Fremantle
2019 Mar 30 23 days, one-way from Cape Town to London Tilbury Cape Town