Now I am not saying that there was a little inside knowledge somewhere, but the Sally Katz  adventure romance novel, Her Perfect Storm has a same sex marriage in the story. It was an outrageously wonderful and detailed ceremony foreshadowing what has just happened. P&O have become the first company to allow a same sex marriage at sea. What...
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This is David's films of Cruise and Maritimes modern, contemporary, spacious flagship MS Magellan shot from the customs house at South Shields. So this is the exterior of this very good looking ship, and you cannot see the expansive wooden deck areas and two outdoor pools but it does make you wish you were on it. It has a spa, a...
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A great view of this adults only ship, the Marco Polo sailing into the Tyne filmed by our video reporter in the north, David James Taylor. The film really examines the exterior of the ship and allows you to get a feel of the size of the ship and imagine the history it could tell. We all love ship...

C&M Columbus

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They say ships pass in the night, this is the seventh ships for C&M and it is not new. Built in France in 1988 she was launched as the Sitmar Fairmajestey. It was at one time the Arcadia for P&O, she has also been the Star Princess (re-christened by Audrey Hepburn) and the Ocean Village when Carnival had a...
These are great deals, all on one page! And from very many cruise lines! We have put this page together so you can see and compare all the deals on offer from major British Cruise operators all on one page. If you don't mind which cruise company and or what ship you sail on, then start by comparing latest...
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Built and run as the Aleksandr Pushkin from 1965 by the Baltic Shipping Company, the Marco Polo found its current name in 1991 when it to the Orient Lines. She was the second ship of the Ivan Franko class also referred to as "poet" or "writer" class because Ivan Franko was a Russian poet. Since 2005 she has been the only remaining ship...
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The pleasantly called Holiday-Class cruise ship, MS Magellan was built in 1985 and known as the Holiday, then the Grand Holliday. Refurbished in 2010 she joined Cruise and Maritime in 2015. Sailing at 21 knots, she can hold about 1450 passengers and 660 crew but C&M run the ship with about 1250 guests in its 10 passenger decks. The...
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Take a look around the MV Columbus. Cruise and Maritime's home port is Tilbury on the Thames east of London. They also sail from Liverpool, Newcastle and Bristol which is not often referred to as a cruise terminal but is a wonderful city. C&M have a straightforward, unpretentious style of cruising aboard their two modest ships. A warm, friendly service...
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