Astoria is small cruise ship, property and operated by Transocean Tours. The ship has gross tonnage of 18,591 gross tons. The ship is not large and also not modern. The vessel Astoria is part of those cruise ships, which were built in 20th century mostly for offering cheap cruises. Astoria was built in 1980 in Germany in the ship-yard of Howaltswerke Deutsche Werft, Kiel. The ship Astoria was built for the new company Hadag Cruise Line, which quickly decided that the cruise ships are not so profitable and stopped its work. The cruise ship Astoria was sold to Safmarine, newly formed South African company and ship started operating between South Africa and Europe on regular routes. Later the vessel changed owners much time, to reach the situation from nowadays to be part from the fleet of Transocean Tours. The ship Astoria has length of 164.30 meters (or about 539.2 feet) and beam of 22.60 meters (or about 74.1 feet). The cruise ship has normal capacity of 512 passengers, while the maximum capacity is 602 passengers. These guests will be served by 220 crew members, who are offering some of the highest rated service. The cruise ship has four main engines Sulzer-Wartsila with total power of 15,400 kW. The service speed of the vessel is 20.4 knots, which is quite high speed for such old vessel, which is Astoria.
The history of the vessel is quite long, but the high quality materials used for building of this luxury cruise ship give her life of more than 40 years. The ship is now operating in Europe and sailing in some of the most beautiful parts of the old continent. The passengers of Astoria are visiting fiords of Norway, Gibraltar, United Kingdom or Italy. The ship is offering great luxury and very nice vacation for the guests on board. The ship has 7 passengers decks and more than 25 percents from cabins have own balconies, while more than 65 percents have sea-view. Really the cabins are offering everything, which passengers may want from one hotel, and even more. The cruise ship offers large number of attractions – restaurants, bars, barbeques, a pool and of course a large number of shops. Except the good attractions on board, the passengers can visit some of the most beautiful places of the world. The cruise ship Astoria is really amazing place, where you can get nice moments, visit good places and have the most exciting vacation, in spite of the low class cruise.