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64 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Astoria Cruise Reviews


Hurricane2C avatar

Hurricane2C

10 Reviews Written

104 Helpful Votes

Ignore the whinging reviews. Choose carefully and this ship deserves 5-stars.

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I'm fed-up with moaning minnies who comment unfavourably on this 70-year old 'real ship' because it doesn't seem to match up to the vast majority of the bland 'floating blocks of flats' (i.e. most other cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LizW1234

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cruising But Not As You Know It

We wanted a taste of river cruising so this seemed ideal. Embarkation at Poole was quick however a little back to front, you picked up your cruise card at the port, then got on the ship to "check in", have passports ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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cgb1950castor.

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Happy ship

Booked this cruise European Canals, Rivers and Cities, then looked at reviews just prior to sailing and found the Astoria was the oldest cruise ship in the world, plus some reviews were a bit worrying, especially ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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mekydro

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

A lovely cruise experience

Astoria is a ship rich in history and quite a venerable old lady of the seas. We had cruised on her before, in 2012 when she was operated by CIC and named Athena. It was fascinating to see that little had ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Allan Hayes

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Our Astoria Experience

ASTORIA, THE SHIP: Astoria is the world's oldest active oceangoing passenger ship and was originally built and launched as MS Stockholm in 1948. Her capacity is around 540 passengers making her quite an intimate ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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shipshapeUK

5 Reviews Written

77 Helpful Votes

What a terrific experience!

Chose this cruise for a number of reasons: Firstly, this is the oldest cruise ship in the world still in full operation. Secondly, the itinerary looked great and finally because we have travelled with CMV twice ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Hurricane2C

10 Reviews Written

104 Helpful Votes

A proper travel experience, as well as being a holiday.

The good: really interesting destinations; unbeatable value. The not so good: the ship is chartered and shows some upkeep-issues; a small number of the very attentive crew let themselves down by being offensive ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Eurovisionfan

9 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable journey to the Scottish Isles and Faroes

I'm not sure what drew us to the cruise the most, the ship or the itinerary. Both were really interesting and so different to anything we’d done before. A ship of just 550 passengers ensured that queues were just ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jackie4a

5 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Stunning Scenery

Have just returned from the Scotland and Faro Island cruise on board the Astoria, first of the itinerary, it included the Orkney's, the Shetlands the Faro Islands and mainland Scotland, for me the highs were the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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DGC Kiwi 17

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Good tour, BUT would never use Cruise & Maritime again.

Myself and my wife are first time cruisers (is that the right terminology???) and chose the CMV trip to the Shetlands, Faroes, and Orkney islands in April this year. The ship itself is both incredibly old, and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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EYahn

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Pianist Nadia Bandura was the high point of the experience.

We had enjoyed a previous cruise on the Marco Polo, and wanted to see the areas covered by this cruise. The entertainment was an added bonus. We so enjoyed Nadia's attitude and spirit that we will be looking for ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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diplomats

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A venerable ship of a most enjoyable size

This review covers a 19 day B2B of Norwegian Fjords and Round Britain. It was supposed to be the final voyage of Astoria (nee Stockholm) for Cruise and Maritime Voyages(CVM). It was an opportunity to catch a piece ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Rural Rider

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

A value for money cruise with interesting ports of call.

This cruise offered the opportunity to visit parts of the British Isles which are normally expensive or difficult to get to and the visits ashore were the best part of the holiday. The Astoria (formerly the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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David Wheeler

12 Reviews Written

177 Helpful Votes

The extraordinary Astoria

There is no other ship like this. Launched in 1947 for the Swedish American Line as their transatlantic liner for the Goteborg - New York run, the largest liner ever built in Sweden. Pivotal in one of the most ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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CavalierLRW

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights Cruise

We have both wanted to see the Northern Lights so when I saw this cruise listed in a brochure from Newmarket Travel we decided to book there and then. Embarkation at Tilbury was very smooth and we quickly ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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becci.ace22

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise on a great ship

We chose this cruise as we wanted to experience a real ship. Having seen some of the larger Ships, and knowing that all too soon this would be all that is left, we wanted to experience a traditional ship. We were ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

343 Helpful Votes

A glimpse into the cruises of the past! ( ASTORIA. is the renamed Azores)

We chose a taster 3 night cruise on this venerable ship out of curiosity .Astoria is the oldest cruise ship, built in 1946, with quite a history to her name . ( other than the luxury yacht Sea cloud) and the chance ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ANTMILL

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Scottish islands cruise fails to reach a single island missing 40% of itinerary

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was called Scottish islands and Emerald Isle. We sailed from Bristol Avonmouth; getting there was easy (train and taxi) and embarkation was very smooth. We were upgraded to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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MILLJE

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

CMV miss 40% of planned itinerary

Cruise and Maritime Voyages missed 40% of the itinerary on their Easter 'Scottish islands and Emerald Isle' cruise in March 2016. Despite the title of the cruise, on Astoria, the company failed to deliver anybody to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Ctraveller1

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Classic ship, classic itinerary, classic cruise

67 years, 10 names and still going strong. A 10 day voyage to the Scottish Isles, including the Hebrides, Shetlands, Orkneys and Danish Faroe Islands on board the mv Astoria, nee Stockholm, christened in 1948; ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Happy two

1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

Frightful Crossing, Tempestuous Weather

We choose this cruise for the destinations, embarkation was simple and quick in Avonmouth. The cabin was bigger than expected and kept nice and clean, by the helpful cabin steward.The entertainment was very good for ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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chris bonner

1 Review Written

73 Helpful Votes

A Great Cruise

Following booking our cruise my wife read the reviews on the Astoria which were not good. So with anticipation meet the ship at Avonmouth parking our car in a secure compound opposite the booking hall. The booking ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Elvis-1960

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

Lovely Old Ship with Very Interesting History

Chose this cruise for the interesting itinerary which included several of the Scottish Islands plus Faroe Islands. Another big plus point was the embarkation port of Avonmouth Bristol. We had tried a 3 night mini ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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AnnB2001

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Avoid deck 5 cabins if you want to sleep

What ruined this cruise for me was having a cabin directly above the show lounge. So thudding bass shaking the furniture and every song audible - rehearsal before dinner, then early show, then late show till well ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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asiagirl

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Penny Pinching!

The best aspect of this cruise was, without doubt, the entertainment - which was good fun. The onboard-team were so full of energy and enthusiasm and were accomplished dancers and singers - so that was good. The ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Astoria Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.6
Dining3.53.8
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms3.53.7
Fitness Recreation2.52.7
FamilyN/A
Enrichment2.53.2
Service3.54.1
Value For Money3.53.5
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