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    Astor - Suite
    Astor - Buffet
    Astor - Buffet
    Astor - Golf
    Astor - Golf
    Astor - Ship
    Astor - Ship
  • British line provides a traditional cruise experience
  • Varied itineraries from the Amazon to Europe to Australia
  • Take the train to the six U.K. departure ports
  • Vintage ships appeal to mature travellers


Cruise & Maritime Voyages prides itself on offering entertainment and enrichment programmes that are created specifically for a more mature British cruise passenger. Entertainment doesn't feature flashy fare that you find on the today's new ships -- but you will find revues, quizzes, and traditional shows to keep you amused.

Onboard enrichment comes in the form of guest speakers such as destination experts, maritime historians and a retired New Scotland Yard detective.

Onboard currencies for both ships is Sterling.

About Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages, a British-based cruise line, launched in January 2010. The cruise line offers cruises that appeal to more mature travelers, emphasizing interesting and varied itineraries that depart from U.K. homeports, Australia and Europe. Onboard, entertainment focuses on a solid enrichment program and sedate evening fare.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages Fleet

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offers ex-U.K. itineraries on two vintage ships, cruises to and from Australia and round-Australia cruises as well as Baltic and Northern Europe cruises on another vintage ship, and river cruises on a handful of European river cruise ships.

The 22,000-ton, 820-passenger Marco Polo, which was built in 1965, will also be well-known to anyone with a passing interest in cruise ships. Marco Polo -- which has previously sailed for Orient Lines -- began operating for Cruise & Maritime Voyages in January 2010. Marco Polo is the line's adults-only vessel, and the ship also does a decent job of catering to the single traveller. It has 12 single cabins (two inside and 10 oceanview cabins).

Cruise ship buffs will be familiar with MV Discovery, which must be among the most familiar looking passenger ships in the world. As the former Island Princess, she was the sister ship of the old Pacific Princess, TV's "Love Boat," and even stood in for her more famous and almost identical sibling on some episodes.

CMV took delivery of the 20,000-ton, 650-passenger ship, following an extensive refurbishment, in April 2013 and sold Ocean Countess, which had been with the fleet since 2010. The line charters the ship for part of each year.

CMV signed a three-year charter of the 620-passenger Astor in February 2013. The ship will sail northbound and southbound itineraries between the U.K. and Australia beginning in November 2013, following the collapse of Classic International Cruises, which previously operated the route. Astor will also offer a round-Australia itinerary and an Australia-Asia-Australia sailing. In January 2014, the line expanded further in an agreement with Astor's owners, Premicon AG, operating the ship year-round, sailing Northern Europe itineraries from German ports during the summer. The four additional ships making up the remainder of the agreement are the river cruise ships Belvedere, Bellefleur, Bellejour and Sans Souci, which range in capacity from 80 to 176 passengers and sail the Rhine, Main, Danube, Mosel, Neckar, Elbe, Oder, Havel, Rhône and Saône Rivers.

Fellow Passengers

Cruises aboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo and Discovery are primarily geared to British travelers.

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My husband and I travelled down to Tilbury the day before we sailed, we stayed at the Thurrock Hotel? What a delight that was comfortable welcoming and so relaxing. We ...

by Mrscw

Our first cruise to Norway was 50 years ago and our recent voyage to Shetland & Norway aboard Discovery was our sixth cruise, so we are neither novices nor frequent ...

by cryptomeria

This was our first Cruise (if you excuse many Nile Cruises).as a retired Travel Agent who has visited over 100 countries in 46 years I can only state that our Baltic ...

by jimsmith249
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