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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2020, 04:26:07 PM »
The Magellan is to be sold today. I hope someone does buy her for cruising because otherwise she will join her younger and bigger sisters in Aliaga. Maybe she could join her sister in Bahamas? Who knows? We just have to wait. This leaves the Marco Polo left to be sold 22nd October 2020.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2020, 02:20:46 PM »
Astoria due to move from Tilbury dock to Northfleet Terminal tomorrow morning possibly to prepare for tow to Portugal. Tug Monte Da Luz arrived this morning.
No departure date/time yet.

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2020, 05:29:06 PM »
Hi all,

as TRADEWINDS reports today, MAGELLAN an COLUMBUS are sold to SEAJETS of Greece.
Further plans for the ships are not known.

Greetings from Hamburg

Jan
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2020, 03:42:51 AM »
Marco Polo has been sold yesterday October 22. Now all the CMV and TransOcean vessels have been sold off.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2020, 07:34:06 PM »
ASTOR has been sold for demolition: http://www.cruiseharbournews.com/astorscrap.html

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2020, 08:47:41 PM »
ASTOR has been sold for demolition: http://www.cruiseharbournews.com/astorscrap.html

This seems like a sad ending for the 1987 Astor(II)(ex. Fedor Dostoevskiy). She was sold for scrap for only 1.7 million euros, thats around 2 million US dollars! She had been uppdated and refurbished in the past, but it seems no one wanted her. She is still laid up at Tilbury, but will sail to Aliaga soon. This will leave her older sister Pearl II left. The 1981 built Pearl II (ex. Astor(I), Arokna, Astoria) is the same design as her sister the 1987 built Astor and have gone through similar upgrades, especially when both sailed for TransOcean. She may also be sold for scrap too! Another vessels bites the dust.

In other news, Vasco Da Gama has been bought by Mystic Cruises while Columbus and Magellan were bought by SeaJets. The buyer for Marco Polo has not been announced.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2020, 02:49:39 AM »
Hi! Everybody, I am now quite disappointed at ASTOR going for scrap. My late wife and I did six cruises on Astor here in Australia and she would have been the finest ship in their fleet. Very sad. Vale Astor.

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2020, 02:14:14 PM »
The Astor will be heading to Aliaga soon.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
Astoria due to move from Tilbury dock to Northfleet Terminal tomorrow morning possibly to prepare for tow to Portugal. Tug Monte Da Luz arrived this morning.
No departure date/time yet.

ASTORIA left last night in tow of tug Monte Da Luz for Portugal but returned to Tower Wharf shortly after. From facebook, she was assisted by two local tugs departing, two more were called and she was returned to her berth by four local tugs and the Monte Da Luz. No further information.

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2020, 11:02:51 AM »
Looking at the track of MONTE DA LUZ, it looks as if they were having trouble controlling the tow. 

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2020, 11:20:39 AM »
The Astor will be heading to Aliaga soon.

Scheduled to leave Tilbury tonight @ 22.30 for Aliaga (PLA movements)

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2020, 01:53:07 PM »
It really is a pity that ASTOR is going for scrap. Certainly considering the fact that her older half-sister will now outlive her while the 1987 ASTOR always seemed to me to be the nicer one of the two ships (and also well looked after for many years).
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2020, 03:56:47 PM »
The Astor will be heading to Aliaga soon.

Scheduled to leave Tilbury tonight @ 22.30 for Aliaga (PLA movements)

Now showing 09.15 tomorrow (7th Nov)

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2020, 12:58:13 PM »
The Astor will be heading to Aliaga soon.

Scheduled to leave Tilbury tonight @ 22.30 for Aliaga (PLA movements)

Now showing 09.15 tomorrow (7th Nov)

And she's on her way

https://www.facebook.com/jason.arthur.10/videos/10158546860730865


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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2020, 09:56:40 PM »
ASTORIA left last night in tow of tug Monte Da Luz for Portugal but returned to Tower Wharf shortly after. From facebook, she was assisted by two local tugs departing, two more were called and she was returned to her berth by four local tugs and the Monte Da Luz. No further information.
Looking at the track of MONTE DA LUZ, it looks as if they were having trouble controlling the tow. 
Reported that it was MONTE DA LUZ that developed mechanical problems.  Meanwhile ASTORIA now moved to disused berth a little downstream to free Tower Wharf for cargo operations.

 

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