A British brand and proud of it, this fleet of classic ocean liners offer a wide selection of cruises that reach the furthest corners of the globe. Though they have the whole world in their sights, no matter what the itinerary is for each ship, every Cruises and Maritime Voyages cruise departs from one of eight ports around the UK carrying 1200 passengers or less.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages cruise collection offers a wide selection of scenic cruising holidays including the spectacular Land of the Northern Lights, the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords, the glorious Baltic & St Petersburg, Iceland & Northern Isles, Canary Islands & Madeira and closer to home, the ever popular Round Britain Cruises. Further afield, an amazing voyage of discovery to the mighty Amazon and an epic southbound voyage, to Australia is available, and new for 2017 a complete Round the World cruise.
Four ocean liners make up the fleet of Cruise and Maritime Voyages – the magnificent Magellan, the much loved Marco Polo, alluring Astoria and the premium Astor. Cabin sizes vary depending on the ship but all are well-equipped with plenty of storage space.
Although the ships are classed as small, there is plenty on board to keep passengers entertained. All public rooms including the main restaurant on each ship are tastefully decorated. The dress code is casual and comfortable, with a chance to wear more formal attire in the evenings. Delicious food is perfectly presented and of good quality with attentive service. Less formal dining options are offered on each ship as well.
Whatever you want to do, you’re bound to find something suitable on board a Cruise and Maritime Voyages ship. Passengers can relax in the sauna, in one of the on deck jacuzzis, by the pool, or keep in shape on the on-board fitness centre. Arts and crafts specialists can teach news skills. Other cruises offer coastal trips and wildlife watching, with quoits, shuffleboard and table tennis for the more active.
Plenty of entertainment is on offer as well, from the genteel refinement of relaxing with a cocktail in the piano bar on the Marco Polo, to late night cabaret on every ship. There is a card room and a library on every ship, as well as show lounges with a variety of events to keep audiences enthralled - from low key entertainment to vibrant and colourful performances.
Offering great value low-cost cruising hasn’t reined in the ambitions of this British cruise line, which can take travellers to all corners of the earth while also offering a good choice of entertainment and cuisine. These classic ships also offer some traditional comforts to ensure that good value cruising doesn’t compromise on quality.