The MV Astoria is expected to make her final voyage this year, 72 years since setting sail from Gothenberg, in Sweden. Photo: Pjotr Mahhonin
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

MV Astoria: the world’s oldest ocean going cruise ship to set sail for last time

  • The former MS Stockholm is expected to be retired after an eventful, storied 72 years at sea
  • Plus, the Spanish capital gains two grand new hotels in the coming months

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The MV Astoria is expected to make her final voyage this year, 72 years since setting sail from Gothenberg, in Sweden. Photo: Pjotr Mahhonin
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.