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Cruise and Maritime unveils new flagship and itineraries

Fri 15 Apr 2016

Introducing Columbus

2017 will be another exciting year for Cruise & Maritime Voyages with the addition of the impressive Columbus to the expanding fleet of five traditional cruise liners. Columbus will become the proud new flagship of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet and will debut in June 2017, lining up alongside Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and Astor. Columbus will carry about 1,400 guests in spacious surroundings with friendly service, stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine. She is perfect for those looking for comfort and a wide range of facilities but who prefer intimacy and personal attention. Enjoy delicious culinary delights, relaxing lounges and stylish entertainment, or relax in one of the swimming pools and whirlpool spas.

Cruise from more ports than ever before

The introduction of Columbus has allowed Cruise & Maritime Voyages to offer more cruises from more ports than ever before, providing choice and convenience for all guests. For 2017 Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer new sailings from Newport, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast, an expanded programme of exciting cruises from Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow Greenock and Dundee as well as the popular cruises from Hull, Edinburgh Rosyth and London Tilbury.

Brand new flagship Columbus Stylish Atrium on Columbus Spacious Show Lounge on board Columbus Modern Wellness Centre on Columbus Explore the Norwegian fjords Go in search of the Northern Lights Visit St Petersburg on a Baltic itinerary Explore Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen on a Baltic cruise Discover picturesque St Marys in the Scilly Isles on a British Isles cruise Colourful Tobermory is a popular port on British Isles itineraries Admire Godafoss Waterfalls on a voyage to Iceland The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik is a popular excursion on Iceland voyages Visit the Belem Tower in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal Columbus visits the colourful city of Havana in Cuba

Exciting new itineraries

In addition to the ever popular Norwegian Fjords, Baltic Cities, British Isles and Iceland cruises, there are some truly spectacular new cruises to enjoy including cultural Spain, France and Portugal. The maiden Columbus season includes an epic 46 night voyage to Cuba, Central America and the Caribbean. Marco Polo will operate a 20 night Arctic exploration to Iceland and Greenland, which can be combined with a 14-night Spitzbergen, North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun cruise including a combination discount. The highlight of the year must be Magellan’s 120-night Grand Maiden Round the World Cruise for the ultimate voyage of a lifetime (contact us for more details).

The Cruise & Maritime Voyages experience

Cruise & Maritime Voyages aim to offer a more traditional and leisurely style of cruising aboard their elegant cruise ships, where the emphasis is on providing attentive service within a friendly home from home atmosphere. Nothing whets the appetite like sea air which will make you appreciate even more the feast of delights freshly prepared by expert chefs, from a full English breakfast, to leisurely afternoon tea and lavish five-course dinners. Choose from a gym workout, a make-over in the beauty salon, listen to a fascinating guest speaker or learn a new arts and crafts skill. In the evening enjoy a truly wonderful entertainment programme including stylish production shows, guest acts, cabarets, classical interludes and late night disco. And don’t forget the wide choice of wonderful excursions – there really is something for everyone.

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