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We recently did the Columbus World Cruise and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the experience. We considered the trip to be excellent value for money and thoroughly enjoyed the service and amenities. We are booked on Marco Polo in March 2019 for the Northern Lights trip and are looking forward to our holiday.  

Mr & Mrs Turnbull

July 2018

I have recently returned from a cruise around the Norwegian Fjords on the ship Magellan. I have to say the cruise was outstanding, far better than I had expected from a smaller ship. I have been on cruises with P&O and others, on much larger ships than the Magellan. I wish it to be placed on record that the service offered on your ship far exceeds that of other ships. From going through customs at the Newcastle dock – far easier than any airport to leaving the ship back in Newcastle was an absolute dream I really can not tell you enough how pleased my wife and myself were with the whole cruise. The crew looked after us extremely well and the food was a sheer delight. So in the eyes of my wife and myself, you are undoubtedly the winners in cruising.  

Mr Freeman

July 2018

I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you to your company. Yesterday my mother and I returned from our first ever cruise. We travelled from Bristol Avonmouth on 6th May to do the Norwegian Fjords, we were on the Marco Polo. It was truly wonderful, we had such a great time. The crew, the ship, the food were all outstanding. My mother is 81 and this was probably her last holiday - she absolutely loved it. It was made even more special by the upgrade we were given - our room on the Navigator deck was beyond our highest expectations and for that, I thank you, you turned a good holiday into an amazing experience. Thank you so much :)  

Mrs Cunningham

July 2018

We are writing to say how much we enjoyed our April 2018 cruise to the Baltic, via the Kiel Canal on the Astoria. It's our second voyage on the Astoria and we really love the ship because of its history, size and character. We were lucky enough to visit the bridge and listen to the Captain. We did the Greenland cruise last year and were not expecting to cruise again so soon, but the itinerary was irresistible. It certainly did not disappoint; the tourist season had not yet begun, so all the ports were very quiet. We also appreciated shuttlebus services. The weather was perfect too. Even though it was not ideal in Wismar, the welcome party put on by the citizens of the town was very heartening. As usual crew and staff were very helpful and friendly. I might just mention a bonus classical concert given one afternoon by the joint Assistant Cruise Director; splendid singing voice and much appreciated.  

Mrs Ormonde

June 2018

I have tried to write a review but can’t seem to find anywhere to post it. Had to let you know we were on Magellan from Dundee on 6/5 to Fjords. The cruise was brilliant in every way; embarkation, food, service, staff, cleanliness, everything. A big well-done to all. We were on Marco Polo last year from Rosyth and it was as good. Both amazing. Been on lots of cruises with many cruise lines and CMV is the best value for money we have been on. Also enjoy smaller ships. Will definitely cruise with you again. Please keep cruising from Scotland, it’s so convenient.  

Mrs Yanowicz

June 2018

This was our first cruise and I felt that I would like to write to say how much we enjoyed it. Embarking at Avonmouth was so straightforward, as was disembarking at Cardiff with the transfer coach to Bristol. The crew worked so hard to look after us, with the special mention of our lovely waiter and cabin steward. A special mention too for the great entertainment in the Theatre each evening, also the Duo in the Captain's Table Bar. Congratulations, thank you to everyone involved.  

Joan & Dennis Hopkins

June 2018

I have just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Columbus which departed from Tilbury on 30th June. I have cruised with numerous other lines and have never experienced such a pleasant, easy, stress-free embarkation, my cases were collected at my car, no waiting to register, no queues, straight on the ship! This made boarding a pleasure which I have not experienced to this level before! The cleanliness of the ship was excellent as was the food. The themed entertainment was outstanding and the performers were very happy to mix and chat with passengers which were a delight! The destinations especially Flam was beautiful to visit and the icing on the cake, which is beyond anyone's control, the weather was absolutely glorious and to swim in Columbus pool surrounded by snow-capped mountains was surreal! The staff whether in reception, the bar, dining room and our steward were always helpful with a smile. I have already booked my next cruise.  

Pam Tate

June 2018

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our time on Astoria. From the time we embarked to the time we, unfortunately, had to disembark, all the crew were welcoming and very professional. The smiles and courteousness of all the crew, the cleanliness on the boat, the quality of the food (how they catered for 500+ passengers to such high standard I do not know), the cabin staff, the evening cabaret entertainment - the dancers' (fitness!), the singers, the pianist, the daily quiz and the afternoon talks were all excellent. The organisation that went into the trips was also brilliant. The only fault was that it came to an end! Thank you to all the crew for making our 15 days on Astoria so enjoyable.  

Mr & Mrs Puddifoot

June 2018

I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous holiday on Magellan Majestic Fjordland. Our first cruise with Cruise and Maritime, we returned yesterday to Newcastle having spent 7 nights on your fabulous ship! From boarding the ship (so easily done parking at the port and all those super staff to help us with the cases!), to meeting the ship's crew - everything was fantastic-the crew always smiling and obliging-stunning food, beautifully looked after our cabin which was extremely comfortable with a very comfy bed and beautifully laundered bed linen, to magnificent scenery. and ports of call. All these experiences -the memories will last forever! The cruise was superb value- we will recommend your cruise company very highly. Thank you. Thank you for making our holiday such a magical one! Fantastic, well done to all the C and M team!  

Mr & Mrs Eccles

May 2018

Great holiday. Loved the ship. Cabin great - superb steward. Food good, restaurant service a great mixture of humour and efficiency. Could not get on trips, but found local alternatives at all three ports of call, which proved to be enjoyable and good value for money. Our first cruise, but not our last. Thank you Magellan  

John Bowen

May 2018

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