5 Reasons Why You Should Sail With Cruise & Maritime Voyages

14 Nov 2017

Looking for an unforgettable cruise at a fabulous price? Cruise & Maritime Voyages offers a traditional country house style of cruising. With CMV you’ll love the leisurely onboard atmosphere and personal service; where you’re treated like family, not just another passenger. Discover 5 reasons why 40% of passengers return to CMV time and time again and why 95% of guests enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.

Traditional Smaller Ships

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ fleet of five ships caters to the British cruise market. The smallest is Astoria. Carrying just 550 passengers, this classic and beautifully restored former ocean going cruise ship offers spacious public lounges, and accommodation, and the perfect ship for maritime enthusiasts. The stylish 600-passenger Astor offers grand voyages between the UK and Australia, where the ship is based for most of the year. Marco Polo has gained a loyal following over the years and cruises to a wide array of exciting destinations all around the world. Magellan is a medium-sized cruise ship accommodating less than 1,250 passengers, but still retains that intimate and sociable atmosphere that guests love about CMV, coupled with plenty of lounges and outdoor deck space. Columbus is the newest and largest of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet, carrying 1,400 guests in modern, comfortable surroundings. The ship has the most diverse array of facilities within the fleet, but still has a traditional feel, with a large spacious promenade deck.

Regional Ports

With 11 UK regional ports, no matter where you live in the UK, you’re never too far from a Cruise & Maritime Voyages embarkation port. With all five ships offering a variety of cruises from this port, London Tilbury is CMV’s main departure port. Located just off the M25, the port provides easy access into London, and is the ideal port for those in the South East, and Essex. Those in Essex and East Anglia have the convenience of sailing from Harwich aboard Marco Polo on a couple of short breaks, and longer itineraries to the Arctic and Greenland, plus St Petersburg and Baltic cities. Those in the Midlands, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire, can easily sail from Hull aboard the traditional Marco Polo on cruises around the British Isles, the Norwegian Fjords, Greenland, and the Baltic. Cruise & Maritime Voyages also sails from Newcastle, perfect for those in the North. Magellan offers cruises to Iceland, the British Isles, Faroes, and Norway. From Dundee, visit the stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, the beautiful cities of Scandinavia and Russia, as well as Iceland and the British Isles. Sail down the Mersey from Liverpool on Magellan and visit Iceland, the Fjords, and the warmth of Spain and Portugal or Canary Islands and Madeira. From Bristol Avonmouth Port step aboard the charming Marco Polo or marvellous Magellan, and explore the British Isles, Portugal and Canaries, Norway or a grand voyage to South America. Cruise & Maritime Voyages is the only cruise line to sail from Wales. In 2018, Marco Polo offers cruises from Cardiffto Iceland and Ireland. For the first time, Astoria departs from Poole and Portsmouth in 2018, with a selection of European sailings.

Fantastic Prices

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offers excellent value-for-money cruises to some of the most beautiful destinations all around the world. Deals often include Buy One Get One Freefares, savings of up to 60%, or added value benefits such as a complimentary upgrade or onboard spend. Throughout the year, CMV have several day and overnight events, especially during the festive season. These make the perfect experience for those new to cruising, or those eager to be on a ship again.

British experience

Cruise & Maritime Voyages passengers are predominantly British, and the experience onboard reflects this. Sit back and relax in one of the onboard lounges, enjoy a cabaret show, or savour a classic British dish or regional favourite. There are tea and coffee making facilities around the ships 24 hours a day, as well as afternoon tea and pastries. Several sailings have themed events. Upcoming themed cruises include a TV Comedy Legends sailing aboard Columbus in October 2018, with guest speakers that include Jeffrey Holland (‘Hi-Di-Hi’ and ‘You Rang M’Lord’), plus John Challis and Sue Holderness (‘Only Fools & Horses’ and ‘Green Green Grass’). Daytime activities include dance classes, quizzes, craft sessions, and insightful port talks.

Wonderful ports

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer cruises to all four corners of the World. Take a trip along the mighty Amazon, visit the exciting shores of Australia, discover the rich heritage of St Petersburg and the Baltic, or sail to colourful Cuba, the Caribbean and Canary Islands. Fancy something a bit closer to home, Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer discovery cruises around the British Isles. Thanks to CMV’s fleet of smaller vessels, you’ll be able to dock in ports that larger cruise ships would not, allowing you to experience a more authentic taste of the destination.

As you can see, a Cruise & Maritime Voyages cruise is a wonderful experience for those who enjoy a leisurely and relaxing experience, with a closer connection to the sea, unlike the large modern resort ships of today.

For more information about Cruise & Maritime Voyages or to book, call our friendly sales team today on 0800 368 9059