Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain's leading independent cruise line and 2019 heralds our tenth year of operating no-fly cruises from a choice of 15 UK and Irish ports. We believe our smaller more intimate ships offer a leisurely and traditional home from home country house style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. That’s why over 40% of our passengers cruise with us again and again and why over 95% of our guests are satisfied and enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.


Vasco da Gama, Columbus, Marco Polo, Astor, Astoria and Magellan are operated under charter by Cruise & Maritime Voyages who have a wealth of cruise industry expertise.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Ships

More about Cruise & Maritime Voyages

More and more cruise passengers are choosing to sail from the UK and starting their holiday from the moment they step aboard. Cruise & Maritime Voyages has been quick to recognise this and to provide an exciting and varied programme of convenient regional departures from no less than eleven British ports: London Tilbury, Bristol Avonmouth, Bristol Port, Portsmouth, Poole, Hull, Newcastle, Liverpool, Greenock, Dundee, Aberdeen, - bringing cruising closer to home. 

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 Cruise & Maritime Voyages' guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of the comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director. 

Overnight & Lunch Events on selected cruises, Overnight and Lunch events are organised so you can make the most out of each port visited.

246 Cruises · 6 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Arctic
  • Atlantic Islands
  • Australasia
  • Caribbean
  • Far East
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean
  • N Europe
  • Northern Europe
  • S America
  • West US/Mexico
  • World-wide

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Reasons to Book

So Much Choice & So Much Included 

Cabin accommodation, full board cuisine afternoon teas, daytime activities, evening entertainment and full use of all the on board leisure facilities are all included in the fare.

Traditional British Cruising, Smaller Ships, Friendly Service

Cruise & Maritime Voyages aim to offer a more traditional and leisurely 'country house' style cruising and maritime experience aboard their classic cruise ships, Marco Polo, Astoria and Astor. Their emphasis is very much on providing attentive service within a 'home from home' atmosphere. 

Highly Acclaimed Big Shows and Cabarets

Cruise & Maritime Voyages recognise the importance of offering a very high standard of evening entertainment brought to you by experienced Cruise Directors and entertainment hosts. It is their aim to ensure that you have an unforgettable cruise holiday and present a truly wonderful and varied entertainment programme. 

Adding More to Your Cruise Experience 

The relaxing atmosphere created by CMV is ideal for enjoying their extensive programme of guest speakers, entertainers and craft specialists. Their Additions Programme presents a range of complimentary activities and entertainment in addition to what is already on offer onboard.

Members Club

After completion of a CMV ocean cruise of any duration you will automatically qualify for Silver membership of the Columbus Club and entitled to the range of benefits and rewards outlined below. There are four tiers of membership calculated on the number of cruise nights travelled and all previous sailings, going back to the inaugural CMV voyage to the West Indies on Marco Polo in January 2010, will qualify. 

Tiers go as follows: 

Silver - up to 20 nights cruised. 

Benefits include: 

  • Received a complimentary copy of Compass, the CMV quarterly magazine.
  • Priority notification of programme releases and news updates. 
Gold - 21 to 99 nights cruised. 

Benefits: As per Silver plus...

  • Fast Track embarkation/disembarkation facility. 
  • Invitation to attend exclusive onboard repeaters Club Cocktail Party. 
  • Receipt of a special Club lapel pin badge. 
  • 5% savings on onboard laundry services, shore excursions and "CMV Additions packages". 

Platinum - 100 to 199 nights cruised.

Benefits: As per Silver and Gold plus...

  • Advance opportunity to book a cruise prior to programme going on general sale. 
  • Guaranteed first or second sitting dining options (excluding table size). 
  • Invitation to Captain or Officers table on cruises of 12 nights or more. 
  • A personal bon voyage message and bottle of Champagne in your cabin on departure (if not booking suite accommodation where already included).
  • 5% future cruise discount on sailings from 1 November 2014. Booking must be made at least 120 days prior to sail date. 
  • 7.5% savings on onboard laundry services, shore excursions, "CMV Additions packages" and internet packages. 

Diamond - 200 nights or more 

Benefits: As per Silver, Gold and Platinum plus...

  • Welcome fruit bowl, flowers and a plate of canapés (if not booking de luxe suite accommodation where already included). 
  • 10% future cruise discount on sailings from 1 November 2014. Booking must be made at least 120 days prior to sail date. 
  • 10% savings on onboard laundry services, shore excursions, "CMV Additions packages" and internet packages.