MV Astoria due to sail her final Cruise for with Cruise & Maritime Voyages on October 19, 2020
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Built as a fine Swedish Passenger Liner, but later she became a much loved Cruise Ship
She is a Ship with 11 names, those shown in bold are important during her 72 year history.
MS Stockholm VI, MS Völkerfreundschaft, Volker,
MV Italia Prima, Vultur Prima, Caribe,
MV Athena and
Still sailing after 72 years of her delivery and she is currently named MV Astoria.
The elegant MV Astoria seen as she is today
MV Astoria will sail her final Cruise for Cruise & Maritime Voyages on October 19, 2020,
night “Norway & Land of the Northern Lights” Cruise. (Itinerary & fares below the
The delightful classic cruise ship the MV Astoria will sail her final season with Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV)
later in 2020. She has been in the CMV fleet since January 2015. Considering
that there will be two new ships added to the CMV fleet in 2021, the company
has announced it will sadly no longer have any use for the 550 passenger
author seen on her bridge wing when she was the delightful
through the Suez Canal on April 1,
2011 during a line voyage from
Australian’s remember this fine cruise
ship well from her days when she was based in Fremantle (
I have written an extensive six page review that includes countless photographs of all her facilities and accommodations. Links can be found on my official ssmaritime MS Stockholm History page located below, as well an extensive history of the ship from construction in 1948 to her time to day!
She will depart
October 19, depart
October 20, full day in
October 21, full day in Åndalsnes.
October 23, full day in Tromso
October 24, full day in
October 25 & 26,
full day and to 2.00 am in
October 28, Morning in Ålesund.
October 29, full day in
October 31, arrive
Above we see the wonderful MV Astoria
Below we see the ship as built, the MS Stockholm IV departing on her maiden voyage on February 21, 1948
MS Stockholm 1948–1960.
Italia I 1993–1994.
MV Italia Prima 1994–1998 - She was completely stripped down to her steel hull and rebuilt into a new ship.
Valtur Prima 1998–2002.
MV Astoria 2016 -
Visit the for her History & Photo & Review Pages
The above is located on my ssMaritime classic liner site.
Please Note: ssMaritime & Cruise-Australia and its associated pages are 100% non-commercial and privately owned sites and are NOT associated with any shipping, Cruise Company or travel agency’s! Although the author has been in the passenger shipping and cruise Industry for some 60 years, but now long retired, but continues cruise at least three time a year and write cruise and ship reviews and articles when able, in order to better to inform cruise and ship enthusiasts and provide information for those intending a cruise in the near future, as well enjoy stories and histories on over 1,300 classic liners and smaller passenger ships.
Although 2020 has been a tragic year for the entire world especially the Cruise Industry, and all who love cruising, but I pray that it will soon pass and we will soon be able to return to the ships we love to sail on! But in the meantime, please stay Safe and Healthy!
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