Cruise & Maritime Voyages: A relative newcomer to the industry, now in 2018, in its tenth year. CMV nevertheless offers very traditional British cruises on five classic ships at very reasonable prices.
- CRUISE & MARITIME chat site
- CRUISE & MARITIME DEAL @ THOMAS COOK
- Cruise and Maritime – Deals via SAGA – click here
The company mainly offers no-fly cruises from 11 British ports. It sails from London Tilbury rather than the South coast, but it also has itineraries from Bristol, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leith, Rosyth, Hull and Dundee. We are building a menu of cruiser guest films and blogs in our C&M section here.
The small to mid-sized ships Magellan, Marco Polo and Azores use sterling as the onboard currency, and all entertainment, food and drink has a British flavour. By that they suggest they run intimate ships which offer a leisurely and traditional home from home country house style of cruising. Not that we have seen many country houses at sea, but I guess you can see that they are trying to say the emphasis is very much on style and personal service at a relaxed pace. These are conservative ships, with the Norwegian Bliss at the other end of the rector scale. These ships do not have aqua parks!
Like Saga and Fred Olsen it offers what some might say a traditional British cruise, others might say conservative. They also have interesting destinations that larger ships have to ignore.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is delighted to have been honoured with nominations for the following travel industry awards:
- Best Mainstream Cruise Line – Globe Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018
- Best Value for Money Cruise Line – Cruise International Magazine Awards 2015, 2016, 2017
- Best Small Ships Cruise Line – British Travel Awards 2014. 2015, 2016, 2017
- Favourite Cruise Line – Globe Travel Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Best ex-UK and Best value for money – Cool Cruises by Travel Weekly 2016, 2017
- Best Ocean Cruise Line – Selling Travel, Agents Choice Awards 2016, 2017
- Best Ocean Cruise Line for Groups – Group Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018
- Best Ocean Cruise Line – Silver Travel Advisor Awards 2016, 2017
- Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign – Wave Awards 2018
- Best New Ship Launch – Wave Awards 2018
C&M recognise the need to offer attractive deals for solos, they have set aside a limited number of cabins for single occupancy priced with up to 50% saving on the equivalent category full fares. In addition, our special onboard singles programme of events including a welcome cocktail party and get-togethers will ensure the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers.
In order to lessen the surprises, here at Doris Visits we have a number of useful tips and blog, like the one aimed at a first time cruiser. However, looking at port guides before you go can really benefit.
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Guest Speakers Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks on a range of fascinating subjects. They are generally programmed to take place during sea days.
Arts & Crafts With arts and crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all cruises of five nights or more where specialists will demonstrate their talents. These may include bead jewellery, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. Materials will be supplied on board by the crafter for a modest charge.
An Audience With… Join our light hearted ‘Audience With…’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience interspersed with questions from you, the audience. Look out for some celebrity names joining us in 2018.
A Laugh on the Ocean Waves On selected cruises, enjoy ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where you are invited to enjoy the talents of our guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of our comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows. Look out for cruises listed with a smile symbol.
Photography Make sure you bring your camera (smartphone, iPad or tablet), as there will be plenty of special moments to capture. On selected cruises there will be a photographic expert to assist you in improving your skills and making the most of your camera.
C&M run there own on-line TV show and ship guides which can be found on their web site here.