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Astor<br>43 Night Northbound Voyage<br>Fremantle to Tilbury 10MAR19

Astor
43 Night Northbound Voyage
Fremantle to Tilbury 10MAR19

Ship: Astor
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departures:  10 March 2019
Duration: 43 nights
Ports: Fremantle, Port Louis, Pointe Des Galets, Maputo, Richards Bay, Durban, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Mindelo2, Casablanca, Lisbon, Leixoes, London, Tilbury
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Fremantle
Airport gateway (Departure) : London

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Ports

Fremantle

Historic Fremantle is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated some 20 kilometres upriver from Fremantle on the banks of the Swan River, Perth is a growing, bustling city where soaring high rises coexist with sandstone buildings from the colonial era. The population in and around Perth makes up some 8% of Western Australia's population. And it's here that life moves at a slower pace, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 10kms
Distance from port to Airport - 26kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
King's Park, Fishermans Harbour

Port Louis

Capital and main port of Mauritius, Port Louis was founded by the French in 1735. The harbour lies sheltered in a semi-circle of mountains. The town has plenty of character, its past elegance shows in certain quarters. Off the main square, palm-lined Place d'Armes, there are some particularly fine French colonial buildings, especially the Government House and the Municipal Theatre. There are two Cathedrals, a Mosque, Casino, a fine Supreme Court, some 18th century Barracks and a Natural History Museum. 

Country - Mauritius
Distance from port to City - 2km
Distance from port to Airport - 35km
Currency - Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

Places of Interest

Place D'Armes, Old Government House, Fort Adelaide

Pointe Des Galets

Maputo

Country - Mozambique

Richards Bay

A bustling port town with year-round warm weather, Richards Bay is home to South Africa's largest harbor. The golden sands of the coastline stretch from the Tugela River to the border of Mozambique. These serene beaches are also home to the Richards Bay Game Reserve, a protected lagoon that is home to aquatic birds, hippos, sharks and crocodiles.

Country - South Africa
Distance from port to City - 2km
Distance from port to Airport - 490km
Currency - South African Rand (ZAR)

Places of Interest
Richards Bay game reserve, Richards Bay Lagoon

Durban

Africa's bewitching seaside playground in the sun, Durban has from its earliest days possessed a special charm...a certain mystique that adds 'something extra' to the meeting of warm Indian Ocean, radiant golden sands and lush sub-tropical greenery. The creation of Durban Metro beckons visitors to this sublime paradise.

Country -  South Africa
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 15kms
Currency - South African Rand (ZAR)

Places of Interest
Valley of a Thousand Hills, Durban Beach, Sibaya Casino

Mossel Bay

Cape Town

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is well suited for the outdoor lifestyle, boasting sports such as sandboarding, kiting, surfing, swimming, angling, sailing, golf and other in- and outdoor sport codes.

During the December holidays Walvis Bay and its surrounding resorts come to life as beach sports, events and entertainment draw thousands of visitors, who want to wind down and soak up the sun. During this time anglers flock to the coast to catch some of the best quality and largest edible fish in Africa. These include steenbras, kabeljou, snoek and other delicious varieties.

The Dolphin Park and Long Beach resorts attract many visitors who choose to stay close to the ocean with the luxury of well-equipped accommodation and facilities. Tour operators offer various tour packages whether by quad-bike, off-road vehicles, sea excursions or scenic flights by plane.

Undoubtedly amongst the most famous desert landmarks in Namibia is Dune 7, one of the highest crests in the dune belt along the coast. With picnic sites and shaded with palm trees the dune is a popular sand-boarding haunt, while simply climbing to the top to see the view is an adventure on its own. The coastal dunes are popular with para-gliding, sand-boarding and quad biking enthusiasts.

Country -  Namibia
Distance from port to City - 1 km 
Distance from port to Airport - 15 km
Currency -  Namibian Dollar (NAD), South African Rand (ZAR)

Places of Interest
Civic Centre, Birdlife Information Centre, Mission Church, Dune 7

Mindelo2

Country - Republic of Cape Verde
Distance from port to City -
Distance to Airport -
Currency - Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

Places of Interest

Casablanca

Casablanca is a modern city with beaches bordering the Atlantic and broad, tree-lined avenues. The city is also your gateway to Morocco's interior and the exotic "Imperial Cities" of Rabat and Marrakech. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old medina and visit the spice market. Admire the stunning and enormous Hassan II Mosque built beside the sea. Or journey inland to Rabat and Meknes, two fascinating old cities of kasbahs, souks and Moroccan tradition.

Country - Morroco
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 30kms
Currency - Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Places of Interest
Medina, Hassan II Mosque, Rabat

Lisbon

With over twenty centuries of history, this beautiful city boasts tile covered building façades and narrow Medieval streets, most of which still remain today. The port's strategic location brought about Portugal's great wave of exploration during the 15th century. Trade routes from the east brought rich and varied spices, textiles and foreign influences.

Country - Portugal
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 8kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
St Jorge Castle, Praca do Comercio, Gulbenkian Museum

Leixoes

London

London is an enormous cosmopolitan city, with all the cultural and gastronomic attractions you'd expect from a world capital. Stretching for more than 30 miles on either side of the River Thames, it is Europe's largest city, with a diverse population of about eight million. Southampton is one of several port cities and a gateway to London.

Country - England
Distance from port to City - 100kms
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Pound (GBP)

Places of Interest
Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge

Tilbury

London (Tilbury)

Take a trip up to London and get a bird's-eye view of the city from the London Eye. See sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly. Stroll along Lower Regent Street or visit the British Museum.

 

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain’s leading independent cruise line and 2017 heralds our eighth year of operating cruises from a choice of 11 UK ports and our fifth year from Fremantle, Australia.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is part of the CMV Holdings London Travel & Leisure Group with offices in Purfleet, Essex, UK, Sydney, Australia, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA and Munich, Germany.  CMV is also a member of the prestigious global industry body, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association).

We believe our smaller more intimate ships offer a leisurely and traditional home away from home country house style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. That’s why over 40% of our passengers cruise with us again and again and why over 95% of our guests are satisfied and enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.  Our expanding fleet has currently five small-to medium ships: Astor, Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and debuting in June 2017, the Columbus.

With the Astor 2018 Season we will be offering long distance voyaging from London to Fremantle via Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide, including 13 itineraries that allow guests to explore Western Australia’s South West and Bali in Indonesia. Astor will visit Melbourne and Adelaide as well before returning to London via South Africa. The stylish Astor offers a great opportunity to experience the bygone halcyon days of long distance sea travel. This exquisite 620 passenger ocean liner represents a new era in premium style cruising.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is delighted to have been honoured with nominations for the following travel industry awards:

  • Best Mainstream Cruise Line – Globe Travel Awards 2016
  • Best Specialist Cruise line including River – Globe Travel Awards 2015
  • Best Value for Money Cruise Line – Cruise International Magazine Awards 2015, 2016
  • Best Small Ship Cruise Line – British Travel Awards 2014. 2015
  • Favourite Cruise Line - Globe Travel Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Best ex-UK and Best value for money - Cool Cruises by Travel Weekly 2016
  • Best Ocean Cruise Line - Selling Travel, Agents Choice Awards 2016

And, awarded with the following:

  • Top 5 Small Ship for Entertainment – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Top 5 Mid-Size Ship for Shore Excursions – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line for Groups – Group Travel Organiser Awards 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line – Silver Travel Advisor Awards 2016

 

Ship info

Astor

The Australian Cruising public has clearly adopted ASTOR during her first two seasons while home ported in Fremantle.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages believes that the results of her A$18.6 million refurbishment in 2010 makes ASTOR the perfect fit for the Australian cruise market.

That refurbishment sees the ASTOR boasting comfortable cabins and impressive public areas that are regularly meeting the needs of guests who sail on her – whether for just one night, or 53.
 

ASTOR has proven to be the perfect backdrop for CMV’s celebration cruises that are scheduled around important festive days – Christmas, New Years and Australia Day. And the word is spreading, with sectors of ASTOR’s trips into South East Asia (especially Bali) increasing in popularity with holidaymakers.
 

She is a stylish, fully stabilised and air-conditioned cruise liner with a capacity of 620 passengers. She has seven passenger decks and a variety of facilities for everyone to enjoy, including the Library, the Card Room and an internet café.
 

There are five lounge areas to gather with friends and family, to relax by yourself, or to get to know your fellow guests. The theatre-style ASTOR Lounge is home to the very talented show team; the Captain’s Club is a terrific venue for a pre-dinner drink, or to sit back and enjoy the skills of the resident pianist; the Hanse Bar will whet your social appetite and has a fantastic array of cocktails and also leads outside to the relaxing Sonnen (Sun) Terrace Bar; and of course there is the Poolside Bar.
 

As well as the outdoor pool, there is an indoor one also, that is a part of the ship’s Wellness Centre. If you’re keen to stay in shape, there is a well-equipped gym and exercise area, which is easy to whittle time away in because of the ocean views. Those after something more relaxing may consider the massage facilities, sauna or trip to the hairdresser or beauty therapist.

For more leisurely options, consider a stroll around the Promenade Deck, or a visit to the sports deck, which provides the chance to join in a game of volleyball, half-court tennis, or big board chess, make use of the jogging track, or partake in a relaxing yoga session.
 

You don’t need to participate in a shore excursion at one of your ports of call to get in a touch of shopping either (although it’s not a bad idea), with ASTOR offering its own arcade, featuring a boutique, a jeweller and perfumery. You can also stock up on a few snacks if the need arises.
 

Yes, there are many ways for you to work up an appetite and also several ways for you to feed it. You have a choice of four dining options, from buffets, five course sittings and specialist restaurants, with a variety of appetising food available for most of the day and night.

Accommodation on board ASTOR ranges from Standard to Deluxe and 70 per cent of cabins enjoy ocean views.
 

Ship facts

Length: 176.5m
Width: 22.61m
Draught: 6.1m

Gross tonnage: 20,606 tonne
Cabins: 247
Suites: 39
Premium Suites: 3

International Officers and Crew: 278

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