Cruise & Maritime Voyages Reviews

 Cruise & Maritime Voyages  Reviews

Cruise & Maritime Voyages specialise in no fly-cruise holidays that offer a leisurely and ‘home-from-home’ style of cruising for a more traditional British cruise experience. The cruise lines smaller mid-sized ships are accessible to more ports of call than larger resort-style ships, offering more varied and interesting itineraries.

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Date: 07 October 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Very Disappointing Summary: This was our first time cruising in a smaller ship but considering Columbus is supposed to the flagship of the CMV fleet we did expect more. The ship overall is tired looking and if you are hoping for a sea view you will need to go outside on deck as you cannot see out of the windows. Customer service from CMV prior to sailing is non existent with no explanation or good will gesture for...

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Date: 02 October 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Magellan Reviews

Title: CMV Cruise Summary: This was the worst cruise of the 15 or so that I have been on. The ship was very tired and the noise in our cabin (outside suite, deck 5. stern) was generally bad but deafening when coming in to dock. Food was poor and the Greek house wine abysmal. The only bright light was the Show Cast who sang and danced exceptionally well. Having twice used CMV it is my opinion that they are...

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Date: 01 October 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Magellan Reviews

Title: Did not disappoint! Summary: Having just returned from our 5th cruise on Magellan, we were not disappointed. Weather was totally against us on our cruise to Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire. Unable to dock in Faroe Isles due to extreme winds. Extra sailing day but plenty to do! Iceland is amazing, Magellan a very comfortable ship which handles bad weather well. Lots of food, speciality dining well worth the extra, drinks package well worth taking, saved over £250!...

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Date: 23 September 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Norwegian fjords Summary: First cruise on Columbus excellent food and service some chairs very low, shops poor goods but we were not there to shop. The photographers were overzealous and in your face never gave up but booked again for July trip around Britain. The entertainment in the evening was excellent. We went as a group and friend booked cruise but we had no tickets sent to us but a friend told they were sent had to get...

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Date: 13 September 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Great value for money Summary: Best single cabin I have ever had on any cruise line – complete with king size bed. Best kept public toilets on any ship. Best VIP drinks package. Ship kept utterly clean from top to bottom. Food acceptable but not the quality you get on other cruise lines. Shows very mediocre (7 dancers brilliant but let down by the 5 singers, only one of who could actually sing). Staff amazing and extremely friendly – even...

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Date: 17 June 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Marco Polo

Title: D Day Commemoration Cruise Summary: This was a specific cruise, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Day landings. Very emotional, many veterans on board, CMV pulled out all the stops including a service as we sailed past Gold beach. We have sailed 3 times on this ship and 5 more on her sister ships. She is a very quirky old lady, crew become like family, we did get an extra night on board which was a luxury due to being...

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Date: 12 June 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: baltics cruise Summary: just returned from st.petersburg cruise on columbus.i read many negative reviews before trip but found the ship and crew were excellent.for an older ship it is in very good condition with large cabins and more than enough storage.many passengers commented that it was a lot better than the large liners, with 3 sets of lifts and no queuing.it is a happy ship.

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Date: 17 April 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Astoria

Title: British isles Summary: It was with some trepidation we took a last minute deal on CMV. We have always (45 years) booked with P & O but the itinerary was something we’d always wanted to do. What a revelation, firstly very small ship, (oldest in the world) but after reasonably quick embarkation, we were on board. It was immaculate, very clean, small only 500 passengers. All very friendly, many of whom seemed to be re-booking future cruises! Staff...

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Date: 14 January 2019
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Disappointing experience Summary: Overall a disappointing first cruise with CMV, not helped by ship having to miss a scheduled stop at Gibraltar. Food ranged from very good to extremely poor, with often strange meat/fish vegetable combinations. Theatre seating needs a major rethink. Staff extremely good and very friendly, unfortunately not enough of them. Given the number of sea days the daytime entertainment/activities was very poor. Nearly half the passengers missed the New Year’s Eve dinner following the Captain’s...

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Date: 13 December 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Never to be repeated Summary: Always cruise with P&O, but as the Columbus used to be part of the P&O fleet we thought we would try out a five day cruise to the Christmas Markets calling at Amsterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp. The cruise itself was terrible. The Columbus looked as if the heart been ripped out of it. It was in need of repair, and some TLC. The service was extremely slow in the dining room, waiting an hour to...

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Date: 13 December 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Chritmas Markets on Columbus – Nice ship but ………….. Summary: We chose this cruise as we wanted to visit Christmas markets and the duration of 5 nights matched our desired length of time away and the itinerary of Amsterdam Hamburg and Antwerp appealed to us. Not having cruised with CMV before we were not sure what to expect as reviews varied from 1 to 5 stars. We knew Columbus has had a number of owners and including a spell in the P&O fleet as Arcadia...

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Date: 28 November 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Magellan Reviews

Title: First cruise with this company! Summary: Good spacious cabin. Plenty of hanging space, excellent shower. Food mediocre, small portions no special food unless you paid extra! Trips very expensive!

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Date: 15 October 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Astoria

Title: Relaxing break Astoria August 31st – 3rd September Summary: I embarked Astoria in Poole, not the best-located cruise port I have been to other Astoria cruises depart from Portsmouth which is a better location check-in was very quick and efficient there is a shuttle bus from terminal to ship once on board soon found my cabin 519 promenade deck very clean tidy though there are no dressing tables in these cabins and if you need to charge anything you have to use socket in...

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Date: 03 September 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Magellan Reviews

Title: Nicely Surprised! Summary: First time with CMV for us. We undertook a 15 nights cruise on Magellan to the Canaries. It was the fact that the cruise departed from Liverpool that ultimately persuaded us to try out CMV Magellan. It is fairly old but the public spaces are nicely furnished. We particularly liked having evening drinks in either the Sinatra or Hampton bars. We also bought the CMV Drinks & Gratuities package which turned out to be amazingly...

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Date: 03 September 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: CMV Columbus 13 night Baltic Cities and St Petersburg Summary: Embarkation at Tilbury was very smooth. Columbus is a mid-size older ship, but everything was in good shape. All the public rooms were clean and well decorated, the cabins, we had 2 cabins a standard inside and a superior single window cabin (actually a double for single occupancy) on deck 10, and both were clean and big with plenty of storage space and reasonable bathrooms. Cabin servicing was excellent. There were tea and coffee making...

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Date: 13 August 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Brilliant value cruise Summary: We had a really enjoyable Canary Islands cruise on Columbus. We loved the ship, the old P&O Arcadia, especially the back decks and prom deck. The food in the main dining room was absolutely excellent and don’t know how they do it for the price. Entertainment was better than on other CMV ships that we have been on, not as polished as P&O and Cunard but very good talented singers and dancers. Our cabin was...

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Date: 06 August 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Magellan Reviews

Title: Cruising the Seine and Gardens. July 2018 Summary: The 24 people in my group thought the cruise was excellent and could not be faulted in any way. The cabins, food, service and ports of call were absolutely first class. The entertainment was West End standard. We are now looking forward to visiting the Scottish Islands next July and have already booked.

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Date: 02 August 2018
Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Ship: Columbus Reviews

Title: Generally good Summary: Overall we were satisfied with the cruise, ports of call interesting although the location of our docking site not always the best, paying a little more, would have allowed us a better site and more attractive outlook? Who wants to eat their dinner whilst looking at a coal yard? The early sitting for dinner at 6.00. We found this to be too early, especially if we were interested in going to the show which did...

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