Arrivals & Departures Aussie travellers in love with cruising

While Australia's love affair with cruising deepens, CMV will spread the romance on Astor on St Valentine's Day.

Passengers on Astor's Tasmania cruise on February 14 will be treated to the Lots of Love show and a Mr and Mrs couples' game while a cabaret of love songs will keep guests in the St Valentine's Day mood.

One traveller who needs no encouragement is Kevin McCann from Western Australia who will have 37 CMV cruises under his belt by the end of this season. 

Mr McCann first cruised on Astor's inaugural voyage from Italy to Australia in 2013, sailed on five back-to-back Astor itineraries last season and will add another 10 by the end of this summer.

He knows many of the crew pretty well by now.

“I like the intimate nature of the sailings and having contact with the entertainers, crew and Captain – even the maintenance people are friendly and approachable. Many crew members know my face by now," Mr McCann says.

Bumping into fellow West Australians is still a highlight, he says.

"Some people I may only see once or twice a year, but then I just happen to be cruising with them for two weeks. 

"I also enjoy socialising at night and the shows, as well as the artists performing in the Captain’s Club. I work my dinner around who’s on and when,” Mr McCann says.

Mr McCann has even more cruising to look forward to having already booked eight Vasco da Gama voyages in 2019/20 including Christmas and New Year's Eve cruises.      

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