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I have recently returned from my first cruise with Cruise & Maritime Voyages and would like to say that both my wife and I had the most fabulous holiday. We were on board the Magellan that sailed from Dundee on 4th August to the Norwegian Fjords.

The whole experience was amazing. Food, entertainment and crew made it all such a great experience. I was in Cabin No 6130 and would like to give a mention to our cabin steward, Yana, who was such a pleasant and helpful person. A credit to your company.

Mario, the Hotel Director, was a gentleman and always took time to speak to us and his affection for the company was obvious.

All in all it was a truly memorable holiday and we will definitely sail with you again. Thank you for making our first cruise such a fantastic experience. I have recommended CMV to many people since our return.  

Allan & Margaret Paul

August 2017

We have just returned from our first cruise, Summer Gardens and River Seine, and enjoyed it immensely. The staff aboard Magellan were fantastic, as were the food and itinerary. Our restaurant waiters, Vilroy Gomes and Htet Aung, made meal times very special for us. We particularly enjoyed the lobster thermidor – the tastiest lobster I have had in a very long time. My wife particularly enjoyed the vegetarian options.

Our cabin steward Edi had our cabin spotlessly clean always and was very attentive and friendly. The entertainment team did a fantastic job and the program of events and activities was very good. The bar waiters were all very smart, polite and efficient and we are looking forward to joining CMV again for further cruises.

Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday. We have lovely mementoes with our on board photos, taken by the professional photographers.  

Graham and Lesley Walton

July 2017

We have just returned from our week away on the Columbus and for the first time we feel the need to email yourselves and congratulate yourselves on a suburb ship and fantastic crew. We were a party of 6 and for 4 of them, we had to persuade them to try a cruise. From the time we arrived, we were on the ship within 15 minutes everything was perfect. From the upgrade to outside cabin, food, entertainment was second to none.

We will cruise with you again, I'm trying to persuade my husband to do the Norwegian Fjords next August with my sister who is booked with yourselves. Many thanks once again and our family are already looking at the next cruise.  

Donna Hindes

August 2017

We have just arrived home from our cruise to the Baltic on the Columbus and we would just like to say thank you for a wonderful time. The service was excellent and the crew were always so helpful and friendly the meals were a delight. Our table steward could not have been more attentive. Our cabin steward Alfred was always asking if he could do anything for us nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you again for a wonderful time it was our first cruise it was for our 50th Wedding Anniversary we had a wonderful time and we hope to go on another cruise in 2019.  

F & P Norton

August 2017

My husband and I recently travelled on the Marco Polo on a Baltic Cities and Saint Petersburg cruise, which left Hull.

We had booked this cruise to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary, and we would like to express our sincere thanks to you and all the crew of the ship for the wonderful way in which we were treated, including dinner with Captain Zhygalin and Hotel Director Matthew Swire. A beautiful cake on the night of our anniversary, champagne, strawberries, canapes, fruit, coffee with Guest Services Manager Saverio Salvini, and not forgetting a cabin upgrade too. All these certainly made it a truly memorable anniversary and holiday.

We would also like to thank our waiter, Artur, and wine waiter Richard, for their cheerful, polite service at every meal, and our cabin steward, Myo for keeping our cabin clean & tidy.

We would certainly have no hesitation in booking another cruise with you.  

Thelma & Michael Dunne

July 2017

Both I and my wife recently took our first ever cruise and it was aboard the Magellan cruise ship from Dublin to Liverpool, France, Guernsey & Silly Islands. We enjoyed it so much we booked another cruise for next year, not one thing could we complain about, the crew were so kind and helpful, food excellent, cleanliness of the ship excellent, shows were excellent as were all other entertainments.

Just before leaving the ship on our final night we were asked to nominate our favorite staff person that stood out, this we found very difficult to choose just one, there were so many names we could have nominated, after long deliberation we agreed, the bar man in the Sinatra lounge, Komang Juniarta this man is major asset to the Magellan. Both his pleasant manner and his professionalism on board, we dearly hope to see him next year, as he only recently got married to a delightful girl also on board the ship. Once again I would like to thank CMV and all their staff for making our holiday a special one to remember.  

John Bail

July 2017

Last month I went on the Norwegian Fjords Cruise on the Magellan, we had a wonderful time, excursions were all excellent value and diverse to cover all the different weathers we faced, the food on board was very good and we were impressed by the range. Above all things I wanted to send a message to personally praise the crew of Magellan.

The crew made us feel so welcome, always smiling and so friendly, the reception staff and the cleaners were very attentive, understanding and helpful. Above all though we would like to praise the waiters and waitresses of the Kensington restaurant who treated us like Queens. Despite our booking company putting us in a position where we didn't have a table on our second night, the staff were amazingly understanding and accommodated us immediately without any hassle or stress, the crew completely put us at ease, we felt so welcomed and looked after. Polite, efficient and professional we were amazed at how smoothly everything always ran in the restaurants and in the bistro.

At the end of our cruise we had to pick a 'star of the crew' and we honestly couldn't pick between the two people who had been looking after us, Alina and Joseph took such good care of us we honestly can't compliment them enough, we will truly miss them, they were what made the whole cruise so amazing, so please Thank them both for us, they truly were a joy! Also on our last night we had a wonderful surprise, the staff made us roses out of serviettes in the restaurant and gave them to us, it made us feel so special, they wouldn't tell us who had made them or organised it so a Massive Thank You to all of them in the Kensington restaurant for making our trip the highlight of our lives so far.  

Hannah Casey

June 2017

Went on the inaugural trip of the Columbus to Amsterdam and Antwerp from Sunday 11th June - Wednesday 14th June with our grown up children and their partners as we were celebrating my significant birthday. Just wanted to say "well done" to everyone at Cruise and Maritime. Ship's facilities are lovely, dining was great, shows were fun and we will certainly be cruising with your company again. The Tilbury terminal flower displays look lovely and the parking arrangements were a great.  

Patricia Bailey

June 2017

I have recently had the very great pleasure of cruising around Britain on the Columbus. I have to say that I enjoyed it all! The itinerary was perfect for me and, although we could not visit Ullapool and Tobermorey, we were blessed with a visit to Belfast instead, a brilliant decision by the captain and crew. I really enjoyed the ship itself. The food on board was of an excellent standard and there was plenty of variety. Extra drinks and coffees were another surprise to me - I had been warned how expensive these are on cruise ship, so imagine my delight to find that the prices charged were very reasonable indeed. The entertainment and attention to detail was brilliant, but what impressed me most, I think, was the way your wonderful crew looked after the more elderly and frail passengers, they were wonderful, patient and kind. I feel that as a company you are to be congratulated for providing and excellent cruise, your captain is to be congratulated for running such a pleasant ship and all the staff are to be congratulated for superb, courteous and pleasant service.  

Andrew Henderson

July 2017

Just wanted to thank all at CMV for such an interesting and enjoyable inaugural trip on Columbus recently. Beautiful ship, wonderful friendly staff on board who are a real credit to you. First rate food and service. Our first trip with you. Previously cruised with Cunard and P&O. Just booked on your Marco Polo Mini Cruise from Liverpool in September!  

K&D R

June 2017

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