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Balmoral is the largest ship of the Fred Olsen fleet, but it still only takes 1350 guests. It has 710 well-appointed rooms and suites. The Balmoral is small enough to navigate narrow waterways, such as the Kiel Canal and stop at more ports than larger ships can, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities missed when sailing on larger vessels. The Scottish theme...
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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. 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...

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...
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Built for Holland and America in 1984 it is the sister ship of the TUI Spirit. These are small and friendly ships that often have adult only cruises, so check online with the cruise details. These will almost always be during school time. Celebration is operated under long term charter by TUI Cruises who have had the ship since...
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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. CRUISE & MARITIME chat...
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