CMV are Britain's newest privately owned cruise line and 2013 will be their fourth year of operating no fly cruises from a choice of UK ports. In 2011 and 2012, 95% of guests rated the enjoyment of their cruise experience either excellent or good - a fantastic accolade! With a wide choice of cruising holidays to consider, the emphasis continues to be on attaining high levels of customer satisfaction and providing attentive and friendly service standards. You can be sure of fond memories and the opportunity to make friends and enjoy a cruise line that you will want to travel with time and time again
Ex-UK cruise specialists with a choice of convenient sailings from a port near you - Bristol Avonmouth, Edinburgh Leith, Glasgow Greenock, Harwich, Hull, Liverpool, London Tilbury and Newcastle Tyne. These ships offer a leisurely and traditional home from home style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service.
Welcome to the fleet
The small vessels carry around 700 - 800 passengers and offer a wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board. Over the years the ever popular Marco Polo has built up a strong following and reputation on the British market offering a fine tradition of destination cruising and is positioned as a ‘child free’ ship operating exclusively for adult passengers.
The intimate 700 passenger Discovery joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in February 2013, replacing the Ocean Countess, under charter and in association with the widely respected All Leisure Holidays who also operate Voyager, under the Voyages of Discovery brand, and the well known Minerva and Hebridean Princess. Discovery has an enviable reputation for special interest destination cruising and CMV will continue to combine friendly service with stylish entertainment, delicious cuisine and on selected sailings, themed guest speaker programmes.
A tantalising choice of sailings
The programme offers a wide selection of cruising holidays including the spectacular Land of the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun, the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords, the glorious Baltic & Russia, Iceland & Northern Isles, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands and closer to home, our ever popular Round Britain & Ireland cruises and selection of short cruise breaks to whet your appetite. Next winter, why not join the ultimate voyage to the mighty Amazon, West Indies & Azores or alternatively, take a look at our magical Christmas & New Year cruise to the Canaries and Madeira, there really is something for everyone!
Marco Polo and Discovery are operated under charter by Cruise & Maritime Voyages who have a wealth of cruise industry expertise spanning almost four decades and are members of the prestigious Passenger Shipping Association and ACE - the Association of Cruise Experts.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is part of the CMV Holdings London Travel & Leisure Group, with offices in Purfleet, Essex, UK and Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA.