History made by Astoria cruise ship in Poole port

History made by Astoria cruise ship in Poole port

Caption: L-R Captain Michail Smyrnaios, ASTORIA, Jim Stewart, CEO Poole Harbour Commissioners and Chris Coates, Cruise & Maritime Voyages – Group Commercial Director

Business, Poole | Posted: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 12:27 pm | return to news

History made by Astoria cruise ship in Poole port

Poole Harbour saw history being made on the 31 August when the Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) ship Astoria departed from the new cruise berth at the port.

History made by Astoria cruise ship in Poole port

Caption: L-R Captain Michail Smyrnaios, ASTORIA, Jim Stewart, CEO Poole Harbour Commissioners and Chris Coates, Cruise & Maritime Voyages – Group Commercial Director

CMV’s Group Commercial Director, Chris Coates, said, “The CMV team and I were happy to be onboard Astoria on Friday to celebrate her inaugural sailing from Poole Harbour.

“Talking to our passengers it was good to see how many of those onboard had come from the local area to sail from, and support, their regional port. CMV is the UK’s leading independent cruise line operating from 14 UK and Irish regional departure ports and we are very happy to now be sailing from Poole.

“I was also blown away by the fantastic display put on the by Red Arrows and am sure the passengers onboard also enjoyed their front row seats.”

Jim Stewart, CEO for Poole Harbour Commissioners, said, “It’s a very exciting time for the Port of Poole. Astoria is the largest cruise ship we’ve seen on our new cruise berth, South Quay since it opened earlier this year.

We were delighted to be able to welcome the Astoria and her crew on their inaugural call to the Port and look forward to seeing her return later this month, throughout 2019 and hopefully for many more years to come.”

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