Arrivals & Departures Astor heads to second home

Astor leaves Fremantle Harbour.
Photo of Niall McIlroy

Cruise ship Astor is on its way back to Fremantle for another summer season sailing around the WA coast and to Indonesia.

A familiar and frequent visitor to Fremantle has started the long voyage Down Under ahead of its fourth season of cruising from Western Australia.

Astor left Tilbury on the Thames near London on October 16, setting sail on a 54-night cruise to Fremantle via the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Mexico, French Polynesia, Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide.  

The Cruise and Maritime Voyages ship is under the command of Greek Captain Emmanouil Psarrakis, a 40-year veteran, who has brought Astor to Fremantle on each of its previous visits. Cruise Director Tony Perkins is on his first Astor voyage to Australia.

Astor will embark on 16 return itineraries from Fremantle this summer. These will range in length from a couple of nights to an 11-night voyage visiting Bali. The ship will also make a trio of return cruises from Adelaide in early 2017 before departing Fremantle for a 39-night cruise back to the UK on March 15. 

See travel agents, 1300 307 934 and cmvaustralia.com.  

Main picture: Astor departing Fremantle by Stephen Scourfield

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