Cruise and Maritime Traditional British cruise experience

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Cruise and Maritime Specials

  • Cruises sailing from ports in the UK
  • Traditional British style Cruising
  • Benefits for those travelling alone
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer a more traditional style of cruising experience aboard their classic-style small to mid-size cruise ships: Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo and Astor, providing attentive service and friendly atmosphere. Ships are accessible to more ports of call than the larger ships, therefore their itineraries are more innovative. Columbus, Magellan and Marco Polo are adult only ships. Teenagers of 16 years old or above at the time of sailing are accepted accompanied by adult passengers.

This cruise line offers single passengers a special programme of events including a welcome cocktail party and get-togethers with the opportunity to like-minded travellers. Plus on board Columbus and Magellan, 150 twin cabins are available for single occupancy, prices with just a 25% supplement.

Sterling is the on board currency on board Columbus, Magellan and Marcol Polo, so you don't need to worry about currency exchange.

Outstanding features

Cruising for Adults Only

Columbus, Magellan & Marco Polo are child free ships, meaning that you can enjoy your cruise in the company of adults passengers only. 16 year old or above teenagers are accepted if are accompanied by adults passengers.

Solo Cruisers

On board Columbus and Magellan ships there are single occupancy priced cabins with just a 25% supplement on the equivalent category twin share prices. Also, Singles travelling on cruises of 6 nights or more will enjoy a special programme events including a welcome cocktail party and get-togethers...

Discover & Explore!

There is a wide choice of optional shore excursions designed to maximise your time at each port of call. Details wil be announced about 2 months before the sailing date.

Daytime activities

During days at sea, the entertainments team will offer you different activities such as morning quizzes or afternoon dance classes. Or you can also choose to work-out in the gym, make-over in the beauty salon, have a swim in the pool. Also interesting speakers will entertain and arts and crafts spec...

Glittering entertainment

There is a very high standard of evening entertainment on board to ensure you have an unforgettable cruise holiday thanks to a truly wonderful and varied entertainment programme. With stylish productions, guest acts, cabarets and classical interludes, there is something for everyone on board.

Premium Drinks Package

CMV Premium package is priced at just £23 pp per day when pre booked, with the following benefits. Gratuities & Services charges for the duration of the cruise Confirmed Seating in the restaurant* Priority cabin upgrade Option (if available). Welcom...

The dining experience

You will enjoy a feast of delights freshly prepared by expert chefs and served by attentive restaurant staff. Opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely lunch and enjoy sumptuous five course dinner every day. Menus are a blend of traditional cuisine and international specialities. Br...

What does it include?


  • Welcome & Farewel Captain's Cocktail parties (for cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Port taxes
  • Daytime activities programme
  • Full board cuisine plus afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Comfortable cabin accommodation of your choice
  • Self service tea & coffee from 6 AM to midnight
  • Informative guest speakers and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Excellent service standards

Not included

  • Cruise Maritime Voyages operate an automatic service charges and gratuity system whereby an amount of £7 per person per night (this amount reduces to £6 per person per night for cruises of greater than 16 nights duration and for Astor $12 per person per night ($10 per person per night for cruises of more than 11 nights duration) is automatically added to your onboard account.
  • Travel insurance not included (You are not permitted to travel with Cruise & Maritime without having adequate travel insurance in place)
  • Travel costs to the port of embarkation or airport for fly-cruises.  
  • Optional shore excursions.
  • Expenditure of a personal nature on board ship - drinks, gifts, shopping, laundry, communications etc;  Visas; Health Certificate and vaccination charges.  
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