With her handsome profile and a traditional walk around promenade deck, the 16,144grt Portuguese registered Astoria is a classic beautifully restored ocean going cruise ship carrying just 550 guests and offers a wide selection∘ of very well appointed and comfortable public lounges and cabin accommodation spanning eight passenger decks serviced by two lifts.

  • Size small
  • Style Classic
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1946
  • Year of last refit 2013
  • Gross tonnage 16100t
  • Length 160.0m
  • Width 21.0m
  • Speed 16kts
  • Decks 8
  • Language English
  • Currency Pound Sterling (£)
  • No. of passengers 550
  • No. of crew 200
  • No. of cabins 277
  • -wheelchair access 0
Unique Features

New to the Cruise and Maritime Voyages fleet, the Astoria  replaces the much loved Discovery.


Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too! 

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked∘ and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend∘ that you take full advantage of these packages. 

For example, the CMV Value option for cruises between 5 and 29 nights includes gratuities and service charges for the duration of your cruise, a welcome bottle of wine per cabin, priority cabin upgrade (if available) and confirmed seating in the restaurant (first come, first served basis). Pre-book for just £6pp per night (£7pp per night onboard).

Please note: There is no Gratuity & Service charge for teenagers & children under 18 years.

For more information and details of what is included in each package please click here.

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A high priority is placed on your comfort and Astoria offers a wide choice of well appointed, comfortable cabin accommodation which is graded according to size, and/or position within the ship and facilities∘ and designed to suit all budgets and tastes. Whichever type you choose, your cabin will provide you with a welcoming haven after a busy day. Each cabin is air conditioned∘ with private en-suite facilities including marble floored bathrooms∘ with a bath and shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All cabins also have music channels and the added benefit of a television for in-house movies, news and information channels, a hairdryer, fridge with a mini bar facility and also a personal safe. The junior suites, balcony suites and owner’s presidential suite also have the added benefit of a jacuzzi and a seating area within the cabin.


Dining onboard is always a special event and on Astoria you will experience new levels of gastronomic delight. From breakfast through∘ to late night snacks you will be impressed by the choice and quality of the superb food their chefs have prepared and by the friendly, attentive service of the stewards.


The Astoria has some brilliant entertainment∘ to offer you during your stay onboard. From speciality acts to guest entertainers, the Show Lounge puts on a variety of acts to wow you at sea. There's also a card room, library and a boutique.

Health and fitness

Equipped with a modern gym and a health and beauty centre, the Astoria is perfect if you want to improve your health or just simply relax. With modern exercise equipment, sauna and steam room plus hairdresser∘ and treatment room for facials and massage, the health and beauty centre has all you need to pamper yourself and indulge your senses.

Kids and Teens

Please note: Astoria does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.


Astoria has plenty of enrichment activities to make your cruise intellectually∘ fulfilling. From guest speakers to interesting arts and crafts, there are plenty of different things to try your hand at.

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