Ώ ASTOR Ώ
Registered Owner: Astor Premicon Hochseekreuzfahrten - Germany - Operator: Cruise & Maritime Voyages - UK
|Jan.2006 Ship purchased by Premicon AG-Germany
from Astor Shipping-Cyprus and remain on charter to Transocean until 2013.
Sept.2-2009 Bankruptcy of Transocean Premicon bought Transocean. The Astor underwent an extensive refit at Lloyd's yard at Bremerhaven in 2009/10.
Oct.2013 Premicon AG. owner of the "Astor", has just announced that the ship will be chartered by Cruise & Maritime Voyages for the three upcoming winter seasons. The vessel will continue to be operated byTransOcean Kreuzfahrten during the rest of the year. According to the press release, CMV plans to operate the ship in Australia.
Jan. 2014 Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), the UK based operator of three cruise ships, has agreed to acquire Transocean Kreuzfahrten, the German operator one deep sea cruise ship and four river cruise vessels from Premicon AG, the German private equity company.
CMV has chartered from Transocean the 20,606 gross ton Astor for a series of cruises from Perth in Australia for three consecutive Austral summer seasons, plus for line voyages there and back to Britain. Transocean continues to operate the ship in Germany under its own brand name.
The deal also includes four river cruise vessels that will remain marketed in Germany by Transocean. CMV has chartered one river cruise vessel for the British market that promotes under the CMV Signature brand.
Nov. 7-2014 Premicon Hochseekreuzfahrt GbmH & Co. KG MS Astor, which owns the 1987 built cruise liner Astor that is operated by the London based Cruise & Maritime Voyages group, has filed for insolvency at the district court of Bremen in Germany, media reports say. The owner of the 20,606 gross ton Astor is part of the Munich based Premicon group, which sold Trans Ocean Cruises and that operates Astor in Germany, together with three river cruise vessels and a ship management company, to Cruise & Maritime Voyages earlier this year.Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Holdings have confirmed that operations of Astor are secure despite the fact that the ship's owners, Premicon Hochseeschiff GmbH & Co. KG MS Astor have declared insolvency in Germany. Astor is under a long-term bareboat charter to CMV.CMV has complete management of the vessel, including all operational and management functions
|Dec. 2014 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently carried out a number of cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects in the Netherlands. Included are Astor. The vessels have been at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) for a wide-ranging programme of work, scheduled and unscheduled. Damen carried out its scope within a tight timeframe so that both ships were ready for planned onward voyages|
|Cruise and Maritime Voyages announced that its 600-passenger Astor will return to Australia for a fourth season from October 2016 through to March 2017|
Entered service: 1987- Refit 1997 - 2009/10/14 - Gross Tonnage: 20.704 - Passengers cap. lower beds: 590 - All berths: 650 - Length 176,25 m.- Beam 22,60 m. - Passenger Decks: 7 - Built: Howaldtswerke/Deutsche Werft AG - Kiel - Germany - Yard no.:218 - Converted: Lloyd's Werft - Bremerhaven - Propulsion: 2-Wärtsilä/Sulzer 6cyl. 4tact single acting diesel engines type 6ZAL40 of 3300 kW.each and 2- 8 cyl.4tact single acting diesel engines type 8ZAL40 of 4400 kW.each. Total installed power:15.400 kW.- 2 Controllable Pitch propellers - Service speed: 16.5 knots - Max.Speed: 20 knots - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: GL
Former names: Astor II - Fedor Dostoyevskiy Orginally built for the defunct Astor-Cruises.
|Passenger Space Ratio all berths : 33.4|
|All images below after refit|
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