With her handsome profile and traditional walk around promenade deck, the 16,144grt Astoria is a classic, beautifully restored ocean-going cruise ship. Carrying just 550 adult guests, she offers a delightfully intimate cruise experience.
Astoria was originally built as a trans-Atlantic ocean liner and in 1994 the vessel was virtually stripped to her hull and re-constructed, at a cost of US$150 million, and restored as a beautiful more contemporary cruise ship.
Her facilities include the impressive Olissipo Restaurant with an alternative dining option in the Lotus Buffet, a choice of five comfortable lounges and bars including the Calypso Show Lounge, plus a nightclub, cinema and auditorium, casino, shopping boutique, photo shop, library, card and bridge room, and a beautiful marbled reception area.
There’s a Wellness Centre with fitness equipment, sauna, massage facilities and a beauty salon. And outside, Astoria offers extensive deck areas, a swimming pool, pool bar and the popular Aelos Bar which overlooks the pool and promenade deck.
Astoria offers a wide selection of accommodation. Unusually, all cabins and suites have a bath with shower over. There is a wide selection of twin and double bedded cabin categories and designated singles. Plus, there are also more luxurious junior suites, deluxe junior suites, spacious balcony suites and a splendid owner’s presidential suite.
Sterling is the currency onboard Astoria with the exception of Sea of Cortez cruises, where the onboard currency will be the US Dollar.