Britain’s Coasts onboard Astor sailing from Bremerhaven, 23 August 2020, 11 nights from £1605
Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation.
Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation. With fine cuisine, high class entertainment, comfortable lounges and accommodation, the philosophy of the crew onboard is simply to ensure your voyage is an outstanding and memorable experience.
Please note that the Astor is sold primarily to the German market and therefore the majority of passengers onboard will be German. The crew onboard the Astor speak German and English and you will be provided with English menus and a printed daily programme in English informing you of the days events onboard the ship and port information. The onboard evening entertainment usually consists of various singing and dancing shows suitable for all nationalities.
|24/8/20||Rest at sea||–||–|
|25/8/20||Rosyth, Edinburgh (Scotland)||07:00||18:00|
|The harbor town of Rosyth is located on the Firth of Forth about 20 kilometers northwest of Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland. Rosyth is mainly known for its large shipyard, which was built in 1909. The village itself was created as a garden city and was initially to house the construction and shipyard workers. The shipyard today covers an area of about five square kilometers, much of which was created by land reclamation. Interesting is the ruin Rosyth Castle, a 15th century tower house. But most of the crusaders are drawn to the magnificent Edinburgh, with its imposing castle perched on top of the rocky Castle Hill, for centuries the seat of Scottish kings and queens. The Scottish Crown Jewels are still kept here.|
|Located on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and blessed with an excellent natural harbor, Invergordon took a key position during its significant naval past spanning the two world wars. The small yet modern seaside town is the charming gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the incredible scenery that creates a magnificent backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields that you can explore on the tours offered. Other popular excursions include Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, the Glenmorangie whiskey distillery and the mysterious Loch Ness with its legendary sea monster.|
|27/8/20||Portree, Isle of Skye (United Kingdom)||11:00||18:00|
|The charming Portree, capital of the beautiful island of Skye, is grouped around the picturesque natural harbor and surrounded by hills and cliffs. The effect of Skye’s magnificent landscape is spectacular: the towering peaks of the Cuilins, the undulating moorlands, small lochs and gently rippling streams create a wonderful backdrop for the excursions offered in rural villages and stately castles with their both colorful as well as poignant story leads. The Skye Heritage Center and Aros Experience, located just outside the center of Portree, brings the history of the islands to life and provides an exciting insight into the past lives of the local Highland communities.|
|28/8/20||Warren Point (United Kingdom)||14:30||21:00|
|Over the Liverpooler harbor in the 19th century 40 per cent of the world trade was settled. Due to devastation in the Second World War and the bad economic situation, however, the city and especially its port district declined increasingly. Extensive reconstruction in the 1980s turned it into an attractive area with bars, restaurants and museums, including the renowned Tate Liverpool. Today, Liverpool’s dry spell is barely visible, and the city is modern and visitor-friendly.
Known primarily for its two famous football clubs, its music scene and the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool can look back on an 800 year old maritime history, which can be wonderfully explored in the Maritime Museum in the Albert Docks, like six other municipal museums no admission required. The Beatles and their pop music, which has marked an era, is dedicated to the neighboring museum The Beatles Story.
|The capital of the Green Island is of an unforgettable character with its friendly inhabitants, its fascinating history, its legendary literary tradition and the charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture. Dublin lies on the east coast of Ireland and stretches along the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green are located south of the river, while the magnificent Customs House, the majestic Four Courts and the famous main post office decorate Dublin’s northern part. The Ha’penny Bridge, with its high arches, runs from one side of the river to the other, and is considered one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.|
|31/8/20||Rest at sea||–||–|
|09/01/20||Portsmouth (United Kingdom)||07:30||21:00|
|The vibrant and vibrant coastal town of Portsmouth offers an irresistible mix of history and heritage. The city is home to one of Britain’s premier marine bases, and the Historic Dockyard reveals 800 years of naval history. The Mary Rose Museum and the famous warships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior also testify to Portmouth’s significant maritime past. On June 6, 1944, a massive military force launched from England towards the Normandy coast. Learn more about the invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II in the magnificent D-Day Museum.|
|09/02/20||Rest at sea||–||–|
Note: In case of bad weather or sea conditions that prevent the ship from reaching a planned port, alternative arrangements will be made as far as possible.
Ship is at anchor, ashore by tender boat
* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore
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