Cruise Cruise & Maritime Voyages charters ship for Australia market By Tom Stieghorst / February 07, 2013 Share 1 -- Cruise & Maritime Voyages said it will enter the Australian market in December with seasonal cruises from Fremantle. The company has arranged a three-year seasonal charter of the 600-passenger Astor, which will operate twice-yearly ocean voyages between the U.K., Australia and South Africa. In addition, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has opened a sales office in Sydney. The Astor currently offers summer cruises in the German market. Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.