Cruise and Maritime Voyages offer a traditional, leisurely cruising experience on their fleet of small to medium-sized ships. Enjoy delicious traditional and international cuisine in the formal restaurants or choose the buffet-style alternative. Complimentary tea and coffee is available from 6am to midnight every day and there are afternoon teas and late night snacks.
There is a variety of entertainment on board, from cabarets to the “big show” accompanied by a live orchestra. During the day, you can take advantage of the facilities including the gym and pool, listen to a guest speaker or learn a new skill from one of the specialists on board.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages operate itineraries out of 15 UK departure ports. Ports in the south are London Tilbury, Poole, Portsmouth, Harwich, Bristol Avonmouth, Bristol Port, Cardiff and Newport, while those living in the North can choose from a wide selection, including Newcastle, Liverpool, and Hull. The cruise line also operates voyages from the Scottish ports of Edinburgh Rosyth, Glasgow Greenock and Dundee, plus Dublin and Cobh in the Republic of Ireland.
In addition to the popular itineraries to the breathtaking Norwegian fjords, diverse Baltic cities, stunning scenery of Iceland and picturesque British Isles, Cruise and Maritime offer a selection of longer voyages. Visit Mayan ruins and colonial cities on a voyage to Cuba, Central America and the Caribbean, or head north to the Arctic and visit the remote island of Spitsbergen and dramatic North Cape. Alternatively explore the Amazon rainforest, home to an abundance of wildlife, before cruising to the sun-drenched West Indies.
Launching in 2017, flagship Columbus carries 1400 passengers yet still offers an intimate cruise experience. Public areas include the formal Waterfront Restaurant, casual Plantation Bistro, two-tiered Palladium Show Lounge and well-stocked Library.
Magellan accommodates 1250 passengers in comfortable cabins spanning nine decks. There is a choice of well-appointed lounges, including the stylish Columbus Lounge, as well as two swimming pools and a wellness centre offering beauty treatments.
Classic ocean liner Marco Polo offers a traditional British cruise experience, carrying 800 guests. Facilities include the Waldorf Restaurant which offers two sittings, a card room, gym and swimming pool.
Astoria has been beautifully restored and accommodates 550 passengers in a range of cabins and suites. There are five lounges and bars, a casino, nightclub, library and swimming pool, as well as a Wellness Centre featuring fitness equipment and a sauna.
Extensively refurbished in 2010, Astor is a classic cruise liner carrying just 600 guests and offers an intimate cruise experience. Public areas include a choice of restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, library and card room.