Blue Water Holidays
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Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
Cruise and Maritime Cruises

Cruise and Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer a traditional British cruise experience on board classic ships Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and Columbus.

The company offers a superb selection of no-fly voyages from 15 UK departure ports including London Tilbury, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow Greenock. Discover the fascinating Baltic cities of St Petersburg and Helsinki, explore the dramatic landscapes of Iceland or perhaps head to the picturesque Norwegian fjords.

Cruise Collection 2020 / 2021

About Cruise and Maritime Voyages

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.

Departure Ports

Cruise and Maritime Voyages operate itineraries out of 15 UK departure ports. Ports in the south are London Tilbury, Poole, Portsmouth, Bristol Avonmouth and Bristol Port, 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 Aberdeen, Glasgow Greenock and Dundee, plus Dublin, Ringaskiddy and Cobh in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast in Northern 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. Head north to the Arctic and visit the remote island of Spitsbergen and dramatic North Cape, or explore the Amazon rainforest, home to an abundance of wildlife, before cruising to the sun-drenched West Indies.


To enhance your enjoyment on the cruise, there are a wide choice of optional shore excursions available to book in advance or available to book on board, subject to availability.


Launched 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.

Additional Onboard Packages Available

To help guests budget for extra costs including gratuities, drinks and other attractive additions. Cruise and Maritime Voyages have outstanding value packages available to pre-book.

CMV Value Package includes:
- Gratuities and Services charges for the duration of your cruise
- Confirmed seating in the restaurant (subject to availability)
- Priority cabin upgrade option when available
- Welcome Bottle Bon Voyage Wine (per cabin) or non-alcoholic replacement

CMV Plus Package includes all of the above plus:
- Non-alcoholic beverage package including soft drinks all day

CMV Premium Package includes all of the Value and Plus packages as well as:
- All inclusive bar drinks (except Premium beverages)
- Selected house wines at bars and restaurants during meal times
- 50% discount on Premium beverages from the bar
- 30% on the Premium Wine List
- 25% discount on any speciality restuarant

CMV VIP package includes all of the Value and Plus packages as well as:
- All inclusive bar drinks (except Premium beverages)
- Selected house wines at bars and restaurants during meal times
- CMV Signature wines
- 30% on the Premium Wine List
- Premium drinks from the bar list
- Whittard Premium teas and Piazza d'oro coffee specialities
- 1 bottle of water daily per person in the cabin
- 50% discount on any speciality restaurant
- Priority on shore excursion waiting list
- 1 small bottle of water for your excursion
- Invitation to the exclusive VIP party

Children's packages are available on multi-generational cruises.

(Please note all inclusive bar drinks excludes drinks from the mini bar, large bottles of water and tea/coffee from bars)

Rates Per Person:


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CMV Plus

CMV Premium


5 to 29 Nights

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30 to 69 Nights

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70 Nights and Over

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