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Cruise and Maritime: What's Next?

13 Aug 2020 | by Bea Spencer

Cruise and Maritime: What's Next?

After taking guests on unforgettable cruise adventures everywhere from the British Isles to the Caribbean and Australia for 10 years, Cruise and Maritime Voyages have sadly stopped sailing. While CMV’s going into administration is disappointing for those guests who loved their classic style, world-class service and popular mid-sized ships, rest assured that any affected bookings are financially protected. With this in mind, we've put together a list of alternative cruise lines you may enjoy, all of which perfectly capture different aspects of what made Cruise and Maritime Voyages so special.

Saga Cruises

Offering cruise holidays just for the over 50s, Saga Cruises is the perfect choice for the older crowd looking to share a voyage with like minded people. With ships holding less than 1000 guests, from the moment you step onboard you can expect an attentive crew, a boutique feel and shore excursions catering for everyone.

CMV What's Next Saga


  • Everything from tips and Wi-Fi to drinks and speciality dining included in the price of your fare
  • Chauffeur service for cruises departing from Southampton or Dover
  • Onboard Explore Ashore team to help make land excursions exactly what you want them

P&O Cruises

While many P&O ships cater for those looking to enjoy life at sea with decks packed with activities, Arcadia and Aurora are a good choice for those looking for British-style cruising with plenty of opportunity to relax. As the fleet's two adult-only ships, guests can expect a calm and sophisticated feel throughout.

CMV What's Next P&O Crusies


  • Oasis Spa with treatment rooms, sauna and steam room
  • British-style Champion's Pub
  • Three-tier Palladium Theatre showcasing amazing live acts throughout the cruise

Fred. Olsen Cruises

With guest capacities ranging from just under 800 to just over 1300, Fred. Olsen's mid-sized cruise ships cater for those looking for a more intimate onboard experience. What's more, the smaller size of their vessels means that they can dock in lesser visited ports, making for an even more unique voyage.

CMV What's Next Fred Olsen


  • RIB tours that will take you to hidden gems such as untouched beaches and secluded fjords
  • Daytime activities such as guest speakers, art lessons and yoga classes
  • Evening entertainment including dancing and live shows

Hebridean Cruises

Sailing itineraries around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Hebridean Cruises' Hebridean Princess is guaranteed to please guests looking for a traditional, luxury British voyage. Carrying just 50 guests, this intimate ship may be smaller than CMV's vessels, but you'll never be short of space.

CMV What's Next Hebridean


  • Shore excursions to remote destinations and historic sites
  • Barbecues on deck or ashore if the weather allows
  • Locally sourced ingredients in the restaurant

Cunard Cruises

Known for cruises which hark back to the golden era of ocean travel, Cunard Cruises seamlessly combines a traditional and elegant onboard experience with ports of call that will introduce you to some of the most beautiful corners of the world. A Transatlantic crossing with Queen Mary 2 is particularly popular, as you'll spend a week travelling to one of the world's most famous cities, all while luxuriating onboard a classic cruise liner.

CMV What's Next Cunard


  • Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea everyday of your cruise, or for an additional cost make it a Champagne Afternoon Tea
  • Dress up for a Gala Ball
  • Al fresco dining at the Lido onboard Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth
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