After six years of cruising from Fremantle and Adelaide and carrying more than 115,000 guests, Cruise & Maritime’s Astor will be departing in March 2019.

But before she departs, guests can sail on special back-to-back offers between December 2018 and March 2019 to destinations like Kangaroo Island, Bali, Hobart, Busselton and Geographe Bay.

“We believe our guests keep returning because of the intimate atmosphere and personalised service on our ships, and our new offer provides the ideal opportunity to see more of Australia for less,” said Dean Brazier, the managing director of CMV Australia.

“In the upcoming season a guest could sail from Fremantle to Adelaide via Esperance for five nights before heading off on a three-night cruise sampling the delights of Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln. They could then sail around Tasmania to experience its natural wonders, history, and culinary attractions for an additional seven nights.

“Summer is arguably the best time to cruise these destinations with plenty of opportunities to cool off at some of Australia’s most pristine beaches.”

Guests booking any back-to-back voyages for Astor’s 2018/19 Australian season until 31 August 2018 will receive a bonus 20% off already reduced fares (for new bookings – example further below). Three-night cruises start from just $679 per person twin-share with the second guest traveling for half price.


Astor – fun facts and figures (based on conclusion of 2018/19 season on 10 March 2019)

  • Number of guests sailed: 115,343
  • Number of consecutive voyages one guest has cruised: 9
  • Number of nights sailed aboard Astor by one guest: 497
  • Nautical miles sailed in Australian waters: 129,036
  • Number of afternoon teas served: 2,867
  • Number of birthdays and anniversaries celebrated on board: 482
  • Amount of prawns served on board: over 13,000 kg