Cruise and Maritime Experience
At CMV, we aim to offer a more traditional and leisurely ‘country house’ style of cruising and maritime experience aboard our classic-style cruise ships - Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo, Astor and Astoria, where the emphasis is very much on providing attentive service within a friendly ‘home from home’ atmosphere. These small to mid-size ships are accessible to more ports of call than the larger resort ships, enabling us to offer some truly innovative itineraries.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is the UK’s leading independent cruise line dedicated to providing high levels of customer service. Our friendly and experienced Reservations Team is here to assist you, or your travel agent, with any information you need prior to booking. The start of your cruise holiday should be a stress-free experience too, that allows you to step on board ready to be pampered and waited on. After check-in formalities, you will soon be making your way along the gangway and welcomed aboard by a steward who will personally show you to your cabin.
Your comfort is a priority for the staff of our Hotel and Housekeeping Departments and we are proud that our crew consistently earn praise for their roles in ensuring that our guests leave the ship with a feeling of having been really well looked after. Sterling is the onboard currency on board Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo and Astoria, so there’s no need to worry about currency exchange.
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Cruising for Adults Only
Magellan, Marco Polo and Astoria operate as ‘child free’ ships. This means that you can enjoy the pleasures of cruising in the company of adult passengers only. We will accept teenagers who are 16 years old or above at the time of sailing, but they must be accompanied by adult passengers. Although Columbus will operate for adults only, we are offering two Multi-Generational cruises in August with no age restriction. Please note that there are no specific children’s facilities on board.
For singles travelling on cruises of 6 nights or more, we offer a special programme of events including a welcome cocktail party and gettogethers with the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers. On board Columbus and Magellan, we have set aside 150 twin cabins for single occupancy priced with just a 25% supplement on the equivalent category twin share prices.
Discover & Explore
To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, we have created a wide choice of optional shore excursions designed to maximise your time at each port of call. Details will be announced approximately two months before you sail. As numbers on some tours may be limited, we recommend that you take advantage of our pre-registration service to ensure that you do not miss out.
It’s a Celebration!
Celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, or just spoil yourself, by ordering a beautiful floral display in your cabin, a selection of fine wines or a relaxing spa treatment. We can even arrange a wedding vows renewal ceremony with the Captain and officers. Full details will be sent with your pre-sailing information around two months before you sail.
All Inclusive Drinks Package
The CMV Plus all-inclusive drinks package enables you to budget your drink costs. The package includes: house wine, house draught beer and soft drinks by the glass during meal times in the Restaurants; house draught beer, house wine, cocktails and other alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and juices by the glass from all bars during opening hours except premium brands. For full details, please click here
Travel Industry Honoured
Over 40% of our guests are repeat CMV cruisers and so want to reward that loyalty with a special Club and range of exclusive benefits. Details of how to qualify and the tiers of membership together with the applicable benefits and rewards are available here.