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 not dissapointed. Yes the ships is old, yes it moves about on the sea and yes you can hear the engines. This was never to a point that was un-comfortable and too be honest was to be expected. The ship is compact, but with plenty of space for all passengers to relax. We never had a problem getting a seat. The food in the evening was beautiful and varied. Extra special mention for the steak! The cabins are compact but well appointed.We had plenty of room to put everything away and never felt cramped. We had a large window which was nice to be able to wake and see where we were. The ladder to get off the boat was a little steep and wobbly but there was always help on hand to assist you in getting off and on. The staff on board were lovely. The bar staff remebered our drink and always had time for a little chat. All were Always eager to help and assist in any way. Even remembering my birthday. Yes things get busy and you may have to wait 5 mins for a drink. But this is not a problem. Norway was snowy and amazing , however expensive. If you are looking for a smaller less busy ship, not bothered about the glitz and glam of the larger ships , then this is definatly for you. We are already looking to book our next cruise with CMV.

Amazing cruise on a great ship

Astoria Cruise Review by becci.ace22

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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 not dissapointed. Yes the ships is old, yes it moves about on the sea and yes you can hear the engines. This was never to a point that was un-comfortable and too be honest was to be expected. The ship is compact, but with plenty of space for all passengers to relax. We never had a problem getting a seat. The food in the evening was beautiful and varied. Extra special mention for the steak!

The cabins are compact but well appointed.We had plenty of room to put everything away and never felt cramped. We had a large window which was nice to be able to wake and see where we were. The ladder to get off the boat was a little steep and wobbly but there was always help on hand to assist you in getting off and on.

The staff on board were lovely. The bar staff remebered our drink and always had time for a little chat. All were Always eager to help and assist in any way. Even remembering my birthday. Yes things get busy and you may have to wait 5 mins for a drink. But this is not a problem.

Norway was snowy and amazing , however expensive.

If you are looking for a smaller less busy ship, not bothered about the glitz and glam of the larger ships , then this is definatly for you.

We are already looking to book our next cruise with CMV.
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Cabin 466
Cabin was a good size and had lots of storage. we were also able to store both cases under the beds. There was a fridge and overhead cabinet with 2 very big shelves to store everything. THe wardrobe was a littel small but we made it work.