Save our ships! Sign & declare your loyalty to cruising on the MS Marco Polo & MS Astoria after the pandemic.
The MS Astoria and MS Marco Polo are at serious risk of being scrapped. These sturdy, classic liners are up for auction as Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV), have gone into administration.
Available at bargain prices, prospective owners need to know how loyal the cross-section of passengers on these ships are. Dedicated passengers book these historic liners time-and-time again rather than the floating-Vegas tower blocks that are modern cruise ships.
Hosting sold-out cruises from UK ports, CMV attracted passengers who would book specifically for these vessels, not once but multiple times each year.
Buying these liners is an opportunity not to be missed but those in the market need to know just how many steadfast customers are waiting to book.
Sign the petition as an indication of your support to book on these ships to whoever purchases them at unbeatable prices.
The current estimated auction sale price for each ship is in the £3 million to £6 million range. Both ships are ready for operation right now.
Declaration of interest: We desperately don't want these liners to disappear. We were looking forward to a future of a great many cruises on them.
Peition closed - Still actively wish to save MS Astoria
23.02.2021 at 17:22
I've closed new signatures today as the spammers finally found this URL and the petition software in use provides no protection against such abuse.
I shall continue to update the news section on this petition site with information about the MS Astoria when more information is available.
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20 Jan 2021 - Update
20.01.2021 at 17:00
I've been unable to determine the status of the MS Astoria (originally the SS Stockholm).
The last site of her was being towed by two tugs from Tilbury (UK) to Amsterdam (NL). The port at Amsterdam records the Astoria's arrival. There is no listing for departure.
Sadly the much loved MS Marco Polo (originally the Alexandr Pushkin) has been scrapped in Alang, India. Here a two URLs for additional information for those interested:
Article: Historic Ocean Liner That Sailed for CMV Heads to Scrapyard
Here is the latest information I've found regarding the MS Marco Polo. The information is conflicting, nonetheless here it is.
- Offshore Solutions Limited have a webpage on their site advertising the MS Marco Polo as available to long term charter. (Similar to how CMV was using the ship.) The URL is below if you would like to copy and paste it and view the page for yourself:
- The Marine Traffic site indicates the MS Marco Polo's 'reported destination' as ALANG which is where ships are broken up. As if this writing, she is at the HAVNAGAR anchorage which is about 16 NM north of ALANG Here's the link to information at the Marine Traffic site: