Cruise and Maritime Voyages Australia recently escorted a group of Aussie travel agents and special guests to Phuket to provide an up-close and personal preview at Astor. The vessel was gradually making its way from Rome to its new summer home of Fremantle, arriving in the WA port for the first time yesterday. While in Phuket, the group went onboard to tour Astor’s facilities for a preview of what the many Aussie passengers booked on one of the ship’s voyages have to look forward while sailing from Fremantle. Astor will base herself in the WA port for at least the next three summers, this year offering 14 itineraries in and around the Australian coastline and to Indonesia. Pictured above pointing out the ship they would love to cruise aboard, from left is Lisa Young, Brian Crisp, Greg Wilson, GTS Travel Mirrabooka; Claudia Woejtsle, RAC Travel; Leanda Blank, West Coast Cruise and Travel; Vilma Rovedatti, Cruise and Maritime Voyages; Debbie Durrell, Jetset Belmont; Amber Reid, Cruiseco; Jordan Fransz, RAC Travel and Matthew Clements, Bicton Cruise and Travel.