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MV Azores

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Former Names:  Athena/Caribe/Italia Prima/Volkerfreundschaft/ Stockholm/ Fridtjof Nansen

With her handsome profile and traditional walk around promenade deck, Azores is a classic beautifully restored ocean going cruise ship carrying just 550 guests and offers a wide selection of very well appointed and comfortable public lounges and cabins.  Azores passengers tend to be 45+ and British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 29.4 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.1 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 25.2 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.5 passengers.
Size Small
Rating
Built 1948
Refit 2004
Tonnage 16144
Passengers (Min/Max) 550/641
Crew 260
Officers Portuguese/International
CABINS
Total  276
Cabins are of a reasonable size with aircon and are plainly decorated. They are quite well equipped although storage space in some is limited . Generally sound insulation is poor. A Jacuzzi bath is provided in the suites. 
Balcony  8
Ocean View  220
Inside  48
Single  2
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  1/0
There is one swimming pool and a wooden wraparound promenade deck but outdoor deck space is limited . The fitness centre has a gym, sauna, treatment rooms, a beauty salon and jogging track.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Limited
RESTAURANTS
The attractive Olissipo restaurant is on a lower deck in the centre of the ship serving European style food with friendly service. Limited breakfast and lunch buffets may be taken in the Lotus Lounge. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  1
 ENTERTAINMENT
Shows are provided in the Calypso show lounge and films in Cyclop's Auditorium- both on single levels. There is also the Muses Nightclub, Circe's Casino, a library and card room.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino Yes
DRESS CODE
Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening.
TIPPING
All gratuities on Astor cruises are included in the fare. On Magellan and Marco Polo: £5 per passenger night is automatically charged to your shipboard account (£4ppn for cruises over 16 nights).
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. This ship has no facilities for wheelchair passengers  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 2
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Unsuitable. This ship specialises in ‘child free’ voyages. 

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