It’s a sad day in the world of cruising as Cruise & Maritime Voyages have recently announced that they, unfortunately, have been placed into administration with immediate effect.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages launched in 2009 as a new cruise line for UK market. The cruise line sailed many of its ships out of a number of different ports across the UK including Tilbury, Liverpool and Hull.
Before entering administration the cruise line had 6 ships within their fleet – Magellan, Marco Polo, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Astor and Astoria, the world’s oldest cruise ship, dating from 1948.
Not only that but they also had two new ships on the horizon, Amy Johnson and Ida Pfeiffer which were due to join the fleet in 2021.
Like most other cruise lines, Cruise & Maritime Voyages paused sailing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and were due to restart service at the end of August.
Confirming on their website, “We are sorry to inform you that South Quay Travel Limited (“SQTL”) – which traded under the name Cruise & Maritime Voyages – was placed into administration on 20 July 2020. Paul Williams, Phil Dakin and Edward Bines of Duff & Phelps Ltd. were appointed Joint Administrators of SQTL. At present, the Administrators are evaluating SQTL’s financial position.”
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