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Cruise & Maritime Voyages (often referred to as CMV) must be the fastest growing cruise line in the world. Having only launched in 2010 with two ships - the famous Marco Polo and Ocean Countess (no longer with the fleet), they have since added Astor, Astoria, Magellan and Columbus. They now carry over 100,000 people a year all around the world.
They have a reputation for offering exceptional value for money. You can book early with their excellent 'Buy One Get One Free deals as well as some discounted late offers.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages could claim to be Britain's Cruise Line. They sail from more British ports (11) than any other cruise lines as well as Dublin. The cruise line was established in and is based in Britain and they offer a traditional British cruise experience.
And just like Britain's sea-going heritage, CMV discover the world - the ship names give you a strong hint to their explorative character. They cruise to destinations far and wide including Australia, the Caribbean and Amazon, Asia as well as Greenland, Canada, Norway and the Baltic.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages specialise in providing no fly cruising holidays aboard smaller to mid-sized ships with a traditional British cruise experience. These vessels offer a more leisurely and friendly 'home from home' style of cruising and maritime experience combining attentive and friendly service with stylish entertainment, delicious cuisine, daytime activities, and guest speaker and craft programmes on most sailings.
These smaller to mid-sized cruise liners are accessible to more ports of call than larger resort style ships, offering more varied and interesting itineraries.
At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and is ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme that CMV operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her maiden CMV season. Columbus will carry about 1400 guests combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine. She is the perfect choice for those looking for comfort and a wide range of facilities but still prefer a feeling of intimacy and personal attention. At the Waterfront Restaurant you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely lunch and enjoy a delightful five course dinner each day of your cruise. Perhaps opt to dine at the Fusion or Grill speciality restaurants (supplement applies) or, if you prefer something more casual, there’s the Plantation Bistro. Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars, six entertainment venues, a library, bridge and card room and crafter’s studio. There’s a fully equipped gym, well-appointed Wellness Centre, two heated swimming pools and two whirlpools. Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites which will please many of our customers who have been asking for more balcony accommodation. Following the successful trial on board Magellan, and recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins will be allocated for solos.
The 21,000 tonne Astor is a truly stylish, premium liner with an impressive reputation on the European market. Extensively refurbished in 2010, she is fully stabilised and air-conditioned with accommodation for just 600 privileged guests. The unique size of Astor offers an intimate country house style allowing you to enjoy the camaraderie that comes from being among a select number of guests and to be pampered by the very attentive crew.
Astor has seven passenger decks and her wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf Restaurant or, as an alternative, the more informal Übersee Club Bistro. The Admiral’s Salon and Commodore’s Salon, are two delightful small speciality restaurants offered at a small additional charge. Lounge areas include the theatre style Astor Lounge, for some truly sparkling entertainment, the elegant Captain’s Club and the intimate Hanse Bar. Other facilities include a library, card room, internet café and a shopping arcade. The beautifully appointed Wellness Centre offers hairdressing and beauty treatments, an indoor swimming pool, and sauna and massage facilities. There is an outdoor swimming pool, ocean view gym, sports deck and, in keeping with her heritage, a traditional walk around promenade deck.
At 46,052grt, Magellan carries about 1250 passengers accommodated in 726 cabins spanning nine passenger decks. Her wide corridors and stairways and expansive deck areas with wood type decking in many areas exude a real feeling of spaciousness with a wide range of comfortable well appointed lounges and panoramic seating and observation areas ideally suited to CMV’s scenic cruise programme. Combining expansive, comfortable surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Magellan is the perfect choice for those looking for a greater range of on board facilities. However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style ships built today. No climbing walls or ice-skating rinks! Magellan has two beautifully appointed dining rooms; the Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants and the more informal bistro for casual dining. The magnificent tiered main show lounge spans the height of two decks and affords wonderful viewing opportunities complemented by a host of superb lounge bars and public areas.
The 22,080grt Marco Polo with her handsome traditional profile, beautiful teak decks and distinctive dark blue hull is a classic ocean liner. She can accommodate up to 800 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly intimate cruise experience. Marco Polo is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has eight passenger decks serviced by three main lobbies and four lifts. Marco Polo offers a wide range of public facilities including the impressive Waldorf Restaurant offering a traditional two sitting fixed time dining option and, as an alternative more informal experience, the stylish Marco’s Bistro. There are five main lounge areas. The Magellan Deck offers the theatre style Marco Polo Lounge; the elegant Captain’s Club, a perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails with the resident pianist; relaxing Palm Garden, with wonderful panoramic ocean views; and the stylish Columbus Lounge where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink. Completing the quintet is Scott’s Bar, located on Amundsen Deck, an ideal spot for night owls. Other amenities on board Marco Polo include the well stocked Livingston Library, the Nansen Card Room, an Internet Café, a shopping arcade and photo gallery and the beautifully appointed Jade Wellness Centre, which offers hairdressing & beauty treatments, fitness and exercise equipment, and sauna and massage facilities. There is an outdoor swimming pool and three whirlpools. In addition, and in keeping with her heritage, the Amundsen Deck offers a traditional walk around promenade. There is a good selection of comfortable cabin accommodation ranging from standard to de luxe with 70% of cabins on board Marco Polo having an ocean view.
With her handsome profile and a traditional walk around promenade deck, the 16,144grt Astoria is a classic beautifully restored ocean going cruise ship carrying just 550 guests and offers a wide selection of very well appointed and comfortable public lounges and cabin accommodation spanning eight passenger decks serviced by two lifts.
Astoria was originally built as a trans-Atlantic ocean liner and in 1994 the vessel was virtually stripped to her hull and re-constructed at an amazing cost of $US150 million and restored as a beautiful more contemporary cruise ship. Her enhanced facilities include the impressive Olissipo Restaurant with an alternative dining option in the Lotus Buffet, a choice of five comfortable lounges and bars including the Calypso Show Lounge, plus a nightclub, cinema and auditorium, casino, shopping boutique, photo shop, library, card and bridge room, and a beautiful marbled reception area.
Astoria offers extensive deck areas, an unheated outdoor swimming pool, pool bar and the popular outdoor Aelos Bar which overlooks the pool and promenade deck. There’s also a Wellness Centre with fitness equipment, sauna, massage facilities and a beauty salon.
All private en-suite cabins have a bath with shower, bidet, hairdryer and personal safe; a TV for movies, news and information channels; and a fridge with a mini bar facility. There is a wide selection of twin and double bedded cabin categories and designated singles. Plus, there are also more luxurious junior suites, de luxe junior suites, spacious balcony suites and a splendid owner’s presidential suite.
In March 2017, Astoria will operate a two month spring season sailing from London Tilbury prior to the start of her summer season of cruising, operating on the French market.