Our ships have some great entertainment on board, from show teams to pianists to disco. Why not start your evening with a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of your favourite melodies? Our resident musicians invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy conversation with new friends about another wonderful day ashore.
NEW for 2013- The Exciting New Additions Programme
The relaxing atmosphere created by Cruise & Maritime Voyages is ideal for enjoying our extensive programme of guest speakers, entertainers and craft specialists. For 2013 we are pleased to introduce our special Additions Programme, so called because in addition to our highly acclaimed evening entertainment and wide range of leisure facilities, we are presenting a range of other complimentary activities and entertainment for you to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.
Arts & Crafts - Introducing CMV Super Craft Cruises
With Arts and Crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all CMV cruises of five nights or more. Specialists will be delighted to demonstrate their talents replicating many of the growing number of new crafting skills now witnessed on dedicated TV channels. These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials on board which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge. Watch out for our Super Craft cruises where we will be offering a variety of different crafting options and perhaps you will return home with a brand new skill.
An Audience With …
On selected cruises we are introducing our new light hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun. Having trialled these with selected eminent guests, our audiences have loved them, we hope you will too. Look out for some celebrity names joining us in 2013 including Brookside actress Julie Peasgood and Royal Variety Show comic Andy Ford.
A Laugh on the Ocean Waves
Following the great success of many guest acts from the field of comedy we are launching ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where, on selected cruises, you are invited to enjoy the talents of one of our guest comedians Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of our 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.
Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. CMV cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks or practical sessions on a range of fascinating subjects. These speaker subjects may include maritime history, broadcasting, gardens and even criminology! They are generally programmed to take place during days spent at sea rather than in port, so that you won’t miss out. A comprehensive list of planned topics is detailed on these pages.
CMV Club Class
If you’d like to play bridge, backgammon, chess or another activity, simply have a word with our Librarian. After a brief sign-up session you are then put in touch with other passengers who share the same interests, allowing you to make the most of your time aboard. It’s never forced – just helpful.
Following dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable Show Lounge as our artists display their talents in a stlish 'big show' - all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy. For a little night music, we have different combos around the ship who will play for your listening and dancing pleasure, everything from strict tempo to disco.
Our speciality acts and guest entertainers complement the show team to ensure that your evenings go with a swing. With quality acts such as the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and Andy Ford (Royal Command Performance comedian sensation) among the many top performers, CMV can offer a great cruise experience.
If however it is quieter pleasures that you prefer, how about a few hands of cards or making up a table for a syndicate quiz.
At sea, you may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool or brush-up on your footwork at a dance class.