Classic cruise ship Astor has returned to Perth for its third consecutive summer, announcing on its arrival it will move temporarily from the WA capital to Adelaide for part of its fourth season next year.
The 620-passenger ship will spend two months in South Australia, marking the first time it has been based in two Australian cities in the one season. Astor‘s arrival in Perth followed its 53-night repositioning voyage from London via the Panama Canal.
The ship will head ‘Down Under’ once again next year, responding to established and sustained demand for cruises from travellers in Perth. Adelaide will welcome the ship for three itineraries departing in February and March 2017. These will include a three-night sailing to nearby Kangaroo Island, a three-night voyage visiting both Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln and then a seven-night return cruise, calling in at several ports in Tasmania.
“The Astor has been very popular with Australian cruise-goers, with more than 95 per cent of passengers in the first two seasons declaring that they were more than satisfied with their cruise experience,” Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia CEO Grant Hunter said.
Astor is operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages – a British-based operator of smaller, classic cruise liners which also includes Marco Polo, Azores and Magellan.