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Cruise & Maritime Voyages bids farewell to Astoria

Cruise and Maritime Voyages, CMV Astoria

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has decided to say farewell to its ship Astoria, with 2020 as its farewell season.

With two new larger ships joining the fleet in 2021, it made the decision not to renew the charter contract.

CMV’s group commercial director, Chris Coates, said: “Although we will be sad to say farewell to Astoria, especially as she has built up a strong and loyal following, we are excited at the prospect of Pacific Dawn (to be renamed) joining the fleet in 2020 and another traditional-style ship for the British cruise market.”

The 550-passenger Azores, which was renamed Astoria, joined the CMV fleet in January 2015 and replaced the ship Discovery.

An inaugural 30-night voyage from Plymouth on 26 January 2015 to the West Indies, set a course for varied cruise itineraries.

In 2016, Astoria commenced a summer charter to French tour operator Rivages du Monde with CMV operating spring and autumn sailings from the UK, which has continued for five years.

The ship’s farewell season includes four cruises from Poole in March and April plus three sailings from Hull in September and October. Limited space is available.

Astoria’s final voyage will be CMV’s Norway and Land of the Northern Lights sailings. Departing on a round-trip from Hull on Sunday 18 October for 13 nights it will stop in Bergen, Andalsnes, Tromso, Honningsvag for North Cape, Alta, Alesund, and Stavanger. Prices begin at £1,079 per person.

For a full list of Astoria’s final sailings, visit

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