Cruise And Maritime Voyages

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Cruise and Maritime
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Cruise & Maritime are Britain’s newest cruise line, founded in 2009 when acquiring Orient Line Cruises. They have a fleet of 4 ships, which is rapidly growing after taking over Munich-based TransOcean Kreuzfahrten, and are renowned for offering extremely good value holidays, most of which set sail from 8 available ports around Britain.

Marco Polo is a popular member of the fleet. It holds 820 passengers and has an adults-only rule on board, which works perfectly for most guests who enjoy traditional, intimate cruising. The selection of vintage ships carry a more mature crowd, who are after a no-frills, relaxing holiday, complete with entertainment with the Captain and crew such as tongue-in-cheek game shows and quizzes.

New flagship, Magellan will debut in March 2015 and carry 1250 guests to an array of facinating locations. This adult-only ship will feature expanisve deck areas boasting traditional decor and relaxing lounges.    

Sail from your local port, exploring the likes of Australia and the Norwegian Fjords. Round Britain cruises are also popular for those wanting a short break.

If traditional, amazing value, no-frills relaxation is what you’re after, Cruise & Maritime could be the ideal option for you.


Cruise & Maritime Voyages have limited accessibility for those with limited mobility and those in wheelchairs.

Please notify your Planet Cruise agent of any special assistance you may require at the time of booking.

What's included

  • Onboard lectures
  • Club classes for cards, chess and other activities
  • Traditional British and international cuisine
  • Captain's cocktail parties
  • Afternoon teas and snacks
  • Evening entertainment

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Restaurants onboard offer a fusion of traditional and international cuisine. There is a strong Italian influence and the ocean-fresh seafood on offer is unrivalled. Ships host an extensive wine list to compliment the gourmet food and elegant dining rooms.

Casual eateries are also available onboard with buffets, afternoon teas and late night snacks.


There is an automatic tipping system on board Marco Polo and Discovery. Passengers are charged £4 - £5 per night (depending on duration of cruise) to your onboard account. Tips are included in the fare for Astor cruises.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is the norm aboard Cruise & Maritime vessels during the day. For gala nights and formal evenings; cocktail dresses, co-ords and trouser suits for women and dinner jackets, suits and/or smart trousers for men are recommended.

Vessels Marco Polo and Azores are adult-only with a minimum age of 16 allowed onboard.

Astor, however welcomes children all ages from 6 months and above, although they do not offer dedicated children’s programmes or facilities.