Welcome to our exciting programme of exceptional value cruising holidays aboard our ever popular classic cruise ships, the 800 passenger Marco Polo and Ocean Countess. We are Britain’s newest privately owned cruise line and 2012 heralds our third year of operating cruises. We have carried thousands of mainly British cruise passengers with 95% of our guests rating the enjoyment of their cruise experience either excellent or good. High praise indeed! Just visit our testimonials page and see for yourself what our customers are saying about their cruising experience with us.
We believe our ships offer a more leisurely and traditional home from home style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. We will continue to deliver what we think you want; value matched by quality with attentive and friendly service, a variety of great big show and daytime entertainment within a real maritime experience visiting lots of interesting places and more remote ports of call not always accessible by the larger resort ships. We hope you enjoy visiting our web site and we look forward to the pleasure of your company aboard one of our ships.
Welcome to our fleet
Both our vessels carry around 800 passengers and offer a wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time onboard. 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 from her home port of London Tilbury. In recognition of demand from our Scottish guests, Marco Polo will also be sailing during May and June 2012 from Edinburgh Leith and from the Tyne Quay in Newcastle too.
Her fleet mate, Ocean Countess which began service as the popular Cunard Countess and at the time became one of the best-known ships to sail the Caribbean Sea, enjoyed a great debut season of cruises with us in 2010 & 2011 and is already becoming a firm favourite. In 2012, she will again operate an extended summer season of sailings from three different British ports including Hull and Liverpool for a wider choice of spring, summer and autumn sailings, cruises from Glasgow Greenock in July and autumn departures from Dublin in Ireland bringing cruising closer to home.
A tantalising choice of sailings
Our 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. Next winter, why not join our ultimate escape the winter voyage to the mighty Amazon & West Indies. Alternatively, take a look at our magical Christmas & New Year cruise to the Canaries and Madeira or our great selection of short cruise breaks to whet your appetite. With the introduction of a new CMV Mystery cruise in October 2012 when we will be visiting two maiden ports of call, there really is something for everyone!
Cruise & Maritime Voyages – traditional cruises of distinction
Marco Polo and Ocean Countess 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.