Cruise & Maritime are a traditional cruise line aimed at the British market. They have been growing steadily over the last few years and have some good value cruise products to offer.
I generally get good overall feedback from returning guests from Cruise & Maritime but as with any cruise line or cruise ship, it is always best to look into things before booking something to make sure this is the type of product you are looking for. Cruise & Maritime are more suited to couples wanting a traditional cruise as opposed to modern family style cruising from the likes of Royal Caribbean for example.
One of the unique things about Cruise & Maritime is that they sail from a vast range of UK ports as opposed to just Southampton like many of their competitors.
UK ports Cruise & Maritime sail from include:-
Aberdeen, Bristol, Dundee, Greenock, Hull, Liverpool, London Tilbury, Newcastle, Poole, Portsmouth & Rosyth.
Cruise & Maritime have announced that yet again they will be expanding their fleet with a sixth new ship.
CMV Group proudly Announces the addition of Ship Number SIX to their fleet, Pacific Eden from P&O Cruises Australia.
She will join CMV’s expanding fleet with delivery in Singapore in early April 2019 followed by a short docking period to include livery change, re-brand and some preparatory works before she positions westbound to Northern Europe via the Suez on her inaugural voyage.
The new ship will be deployed and dedicated to both the German and Australasian cruise markets. During the northern summer (May-October) the ship will operate under CMV’s German brand, TransOcean Kreuzfahrten homeporting from both Bremerhaven and Kiel and during the Australian summer season (December-March) from Fremantle (Perth) and Adelaide offering a more traditional scenic cruise experience.
CMV’s UK, North American and wider global markets will also be marketing the voyages between Europe and the Antipodes and the wider Australian season.
The ship has a rich heritage and maritime pedigree and was originally launched in 1994 by Holland America Line as the Statendam. At 55,820grt and with an impressive space ratio, she will carry 1150 passengers accommodated in 630 cabins (including 100 singles and 149 balcony suites and cabins with an 80% ocean view ratio). She will operate alongside CMV’s flagship, Columbus (1400pax), Magellan (1300pax), Marco Polo (800pax), Astor (600pax) and Astoria (550pax).
Here is snap shot of the ship’s wide range of facilities:-
Gross Tonnage: 55,820grt, Draft: 7.7m, Length: 219m, Beam: 31m
Built in Fincantieri Shipyard, Italy in 1994 and launched as Statendam.
A three-decked central Atrium with a fine selection of retail outlets
Impressive passenger lower bed space ratio of 48.
Nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts.
Fabulous tiered main show lounge spanning two decks.
Dome Observatory & Nightclub providing wonderful seascapes & scenic panoramas.
149 balcony cabins including 28 suites. 80% of cabins with an ocean view.
Starboard and port side promenades with splendid traditional timber decking.
A well-appointed wellbeing centre with a fully equipped fitness centre.
Two outdoor swimming pools with the main pool having an all-weather retractable roof.
A tennis and basketball court.
Cinema and casino.
Two Conference Rooms.
Six dining options including five fine dining options.
In all, a choice of five lounge bars, one pool bar and four entertainment venues.