IJmuiden is a town in the north of the Netherlands and is home to the country’s fourth largest port and a range of impressively wide beaches. It is popular with surfers, who regularly visit to enjoy the waves of the North Sea. The town also provides an ideal point of access from which to travel to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and is renowned for its beautiful surrounding nature and excellent hiking opportunities. The city has its own unique culture, with a spectacular artistic and musical scene. Its harbour has gained UNESCO World Heritage status for its charming houses and its role as one of the oldest ports in Northern Europe. Most of the city is located on or around a fjord and and is a major port of call for most Norwegian and Arctic cruises.
The Norwegian city of Alta is situated in the county of Finnmark, Northern Norway. This settlement is best known for its series of prehistoric rock carvings, which have gained UNESCO World Heritage status. These carvings can be found in five separate areas across the city and it is thought that they were made by hunters and fishers during the Late Stone Age/Early Metal Age between 6,200 and 2,000 years ago.
As the largest city in western Norway, Alesund is home to 40,000 inhabitants and is a major centre of tourism. Here, you will find many museums and sea parks which provide an insight into the local history and culture. The must-see landmark, however, is Fjellstua, which offers breath-taking views over the surrounding area. Fjellstua does require a 400-step walk, but fantastic views can be appreciated even if you only complete half of the climb. It is also accessible via a short taxi journey.
As the fourth largest city in Norway, Stavanger is a cultural hub and a business district with many museums, restaurants, and interesting landmarks. The Stavanger Oil Museum is filled with fascinating relics from Norway’s oil industry, with many interesting displays; while a journey to Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger) will take you on a journey back in time through many winding streets filled with well-preserved wooden houses.
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.
Picture yourself with your table companions enjoying a sumptuous meal in the Olissipo Restaurant served by our attentive restaurant staff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the Olissipo Restaurant.
Visit the Lotus Buffet where you may choose to eat "al fresco" on the Pool Deck. Serves breakfast and lunch.
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.
An Audience With
On selected cruises Astoria feature Cruise & Maritime's light hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun. Their audiences love them, hopefully you will too.
Arts and Crafts
With Arts and Crafts growing in popularity, Cruise & Maritime are including sessions on all CMV cruises of five nights or more. Specialists will be delighted to demonstrate their talents replicating many of the growing number of new crafting skills now witnessed on dedicated TV channels. These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials onboard which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge.
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.
Calypso Show Lounge
Following dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable Calypso Show Lounge as the artists display their talents in a stylish show - all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy. The speciality acts and guest entertainers complement the show team to ensure that your evenings go with a swing. For a little night music, we have different acts around the ship, including classical interludes with our resident pianist and violinist, who will play for your listening pleasure.
Facilities include a Library, Card Room, Boutique, Nightclub, Cinema, and Casino.
Bars & Lounges
Facilities include the Astoria Lounge, Mediterranean Bar, and Sirens Bar.
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.
During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing.Advice will be given onboard in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress, trouser suits and stylish co.ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.
Special Dietary Needs
If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, restaurants are able to offer the following dietary options:Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements no later than two weeks prior to departure.Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least 6 weeks prior to sailing.
If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or special needs, it is essential that you contact the Cruise & Maritime office to allow them to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though,please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions on page 65 as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and in order to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other special needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable them to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring on board can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed in writing to you, and will enable your booking to proceed.A cruise is quite unlike a land based holiday and the ships of the fleet are not ideally suited to prospective passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.
Astoria is a child-free ship, although teenagers of 16 years of age and above that are accompanying adult passengers are welcome on board. However, it should be noted that there are no dedicated recreational facilities for teenagers.
Special Gift Packages
The Celebration Package (£179) includes
- A Candlelit Dinner for Two - including a bottle of House Wine
- A Cocktail in he Captain's Club for Two
- A Champagne Breakfast
- A £50 voucher for the boutique
- A Portrait Photograph
The Wine Package (£85) includes
- Two bottles of Pinot Griogio white wine
- Two bottles of Montepulciano D'Ambruzzo red wine
- One bottle of Bardolino Chiaretto rosé wine
- Ten bottles of mineral water (still or sparkling)
The Captain's Collection (£75) includes
- Bottle of Henkel Trocken
- Sparkling wine & fruits
- Bottle of Pinot Grigio white wine & cheese
- Bottle of Sancerre white wine & salmon canapés
- Two mini Grand Marnier & petit fours
- Chocolate fruits
- Selection of canapés
- Selection of vegetable sticks with dip
CMV Additions Packages
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.
Please note: Astoria does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.
Aegean Deck 1
Pacific Deck 2
Atlantic Deck 3
Mediterranean Deck 4
- Superior Single
- Superior Twin
- Superior Twin (Inner)
- Superior Plus Twin
- De Luxe Junior Suite
Calypso Deck 4a
- Swimming Pool
- Elpinor Bar
- Sirenes Bar
- Circe's Casino
- Astoria Lounge
- Card Room
- Photo Shop
- Captain's Club
- Internet & Library
- Calypso Show Lounge
Promenade Deck 5
Navigators Deck 6
Observation Deck 7
Standard Twin (Inner)
There are 17 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds. 16 have two fold-away upper pullman berths and the other with one pullman berth.
Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
There are 5 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds some of which can convert to a double bed. One cabin also has two fold-away upper pullman berths.
Superior Twin (Inner)
There are 12 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds. All of the cabins also have two fold-away upper pullman berths.
Premium Twin (Inner)
There are 11 cabins of this type without a sea view and comprising two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed. One of the cabins has a double bed. Six cabins have one fold-away upper pullman berth.
Superior Single (Inner)
Located on Pacific Deck. There are 30 cabins of this type comprising two lower beds, the majority of which can convert to a double bed. Some of the cabins also have one or two upper fold-away pullman berths.
Standard Plus Twin
There are 24 cabins of this type with a port hole sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed.
There are 38 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed. Some of the cabins also have either one or two fold-away upper pullman berths.
Superior Plus Twin
There are 20 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed. One of the cabins has a double bed.
There are 41 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, some of which can convert to a double bed. Five cabins have either one or two fold-away upper pullman berths.
De Luxe Two Bed
There are 10 cabins of this type with a window sea view and comprising two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed.
There are 17 Junior Suites with a port hole sea view and comprising two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed. There is a separated small sitting area within the cabin including a small sofa and table. These cabins have the added benefit of a Jacuzzi.
De Luxe Junior Suite
There are 17 cabins in this category including 16 De Luxe Junior Suites all with a window sea view and also one larger Suite on Navigators deck which has an obstructed sea view. All cabins comprise two lower beds, most of which can convert to a double bed. There is a separated small sitting area within the cabin including a small sofa and table. These cabins have the added benefit of a jacuzzi and some of the sofas also convert to a sofa bed for a third person.
De Luxe Balcony Suite
There are 8 spacious and more luxurious Balcony Suites with a window sea view, and comprising two rooms; a lounge area with a 3 seater sofa, table, chair and desk, a bedroom with two lower beds that can also be converted to a double bed and a marble floored bathroom with a jacuzzi. As the name implies, these cabins have the added benefit of a private balcony. The sofa also converts to a sofa bed for a third person.
Owners Presidential Suite
There is one very spacious and luxurious Owners Presidential Suite with window sea views and a private balcony. The suite comprises two rooms; a lounge area with a 3 seater sofa, table, chair and desk, a bedroom with two lower beds that can also be converted to a double bed and a marble floored bathroom with a jacuzzi. The sofa also converts to a sofa bed for a third person. This suite is exclusively located behind the Bridge within an officers crew area.
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