More and more cruise passengers are choosing to sail from the UK and starting their holiday from the moment they step aboard. Cruise & Maritime Voyages has been quick to recognise this and to provide an exciting and varied programme of convenient regional departures from no less than eight British ports: Bristol Avonmouth, Leith, Greenock, Rosyth, Hull, Liverpool, London Tilbury and Newcastle Tyne - bringing cruising closer to home. 

A Laugh on the Ocean Waves On selected cruises, enjoy ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where you are invited to enjoy the talents of Cruise & Maritime's guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of the comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director. 

Overnight & Lunch Events On selected cruises, Overnight and Lunch events are organised so you can make the most out of each port visited.

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Reasons To Book

So Much Choice & So Much Included 

Cabin accommodation, full board cuisine afternoon teas, daytime activities, evening entertainment and full use of all the on board leisure facilities are all included in the fare.

Traditional British Cruising, Smaller Ships, Friendly Service

Cruise & Maritime Voyages aim to offer a more traditional and leisurely 'country house' style cruising and maritime experience aboard their classic cruise ships, Marco Polo, Discovery and Astor. Their emphasis is very much on providing attentive service within a 'home from home' atmosphere. 

Highly Acclaimed Big Shows and Cabarets

Cruise & Maritime Voyages recognise the importance of offering a very high standard of evening entertainment brought to you by experienced Cruise Directors and entertainment hosts. It is their aim to ensure that you have an unforgettable cruise holiday and present a truly wonderful and varied entertainment programme. 

Adding More to Your Cruise Experience 

The relaxing atmosphere created by CMV is ideal for enjoying their extensive programme of guest speakers, entertainers and craft specialists. Their Additions Programme presents a range of complimentary activities and entertainment in addition to what is already on offer onboard.

Members Club

After completion of a CMV ocean or river cruise of any duration you will automatically qualify for Silver membership of the Columbus Club and entitled to the range of benefits and rewards outlined below. There are four tiers of membership calculated on the number of cruise nights travelled and all previous sailings, going back to the inaugural CMV voyage to the West Indies on Marco Polo in January 2010, will qualify. 

Tiers go as follows: 

Silver - up to 20 nights cruised. 

Benefits include: 

  • Received a complimentary copy of Compass, the CMV quarterly magazine.
  • Priority notification of programme releases and news updates. 
Gold - 21 to 99 nights cruised. 

In addition to Silver benefits, this tier gets you: 

  • Fast Track embarkation/disembarkation facility. 
  • Invitation to attend exclusive onboard repeaters Club Cocktail Party. 
  • Receipt of a special Club lapel pin badge. 
  • 5% savings on onboard laundry services, shore excursions and drinks. 

Platinum - 100 to 199 nights cruised.

In addition to Gold benefits, this tier gets you: 

  • Advance opportunity to book a cruise prior to programme going on general sale. 
  • Guaranteed first or second sitting dining options (excluding table size). 
  • Invitation to Captain or Officers table on cruises of 12 nights or more. 
  • A personal bon voyage message and bottle of Champagne in your cabin on departure (if not booking suite accommodation where already included).
  • 5% future cruise discount on sailings from 1 November 2014. Booking must be made at least 120 days prior to sail date. 
  • 7.5% savings on onboard laundry services, shore excursions, drinks and internet packages. 

Diamond - 200 nights or more 

In addition to Platinum benefits, this tier gets you: 

  • Welcome fruit bowl, flower and a plate of canapés (if not booking de luxe suite accommodation where already included). 
  • 10% future cruise discount on sailings from 1 November 2014. Booking must be made at least 120 days prior to sail date. 
  • 10% savings on onboard laundry services, shore excursions, drinks and internet packages.