How you can buy a cruise ship for less than a Sydney house

Cruise and Maritime Voyages, the traditional British cruise line which folded during COVID, has auctioned off its five ships. And one even sold for $1.7 million – around the price of an inner Sydney house. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 17 2020

Vale CMV – and farewell to the best curry at sea

The demise of Cruise & Maritime Voyages this week sees the end of an era of affordable, locally-based cruising. The British line’s ships may have been ageing and lacking in modern-day gimmicks, but they filled […]

WORDS BY Sue Bryant . Jul 23 2020

Cruise & Maritime Voyages sees 55 per cent increase in bookings

Traditional British line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages revealed bookings for the European 2021 season are up by 55 per cent. The findings, which were surveyed over February and March, show that there is still a […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 24 2020

Pandemic hasn’t put us off, say couple who have booked 73 days on Vasco da Gama next year.

Melbournian retirees Jeff Norton and wife, Dianne have booked a 73-night cruise from Fremantle to London in February next year, unfazed by their eventful cruise on CMV’s Vasco da Gama. The ship was turned away […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 8 2020

CMV reveals biggest ever 2021 European summer season

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is launching their biggest 2021 European summer season with buy-one-get-one-free fares, including highlights like their newest addition to the fleet Amy Johnson. The 2021 European Summer Season is CMV’s biggest launch […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 26 2020

Cruise lines pledge donations to aid Australia’s bush fire victims

Cruise lines open their hearts and wallets to help Australia’s bushfire victims, with donation pledges and fundraising efforts from their guests and crews. Hundreds of thousands have gone to appeals like the Australian Red Cross, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 7 2020

Cruise&Maritime Voyages fleet grows with Pacific Dawn and Aria

Two of Australia’s favourite ships are joining the burgeoning fleet of Cruise & Maritime Voyages in 2021, giving the line eight vessels and 9,000 berths. P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria will be handed over in […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 28 2019
Tips & Advice

Sail beautiful WA on the gorgeous Vasco da Gama – and couples go half price

Western Australia’s 12,500 kilometres of coastline are truly spectacular, blessed with turquoise waters and white sand, wildflowers and wildlife, charming coastal towns and rugged national parks. Then there are the amazing sunsets and some of […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 29 2019

Cruise season 2019: Four new ships for Australia and NZ

The big reveal is nearly here  – four new ships will be in Australian and New Zealand waters for this year’s cruise season. As a bonus, we will also be getting a first look at […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 8 2019

CMV launches three themed cruises including one for gin lovers

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is introducing three themed cruises for its upcoming Australian season, including a gin-themed cruise, collaboration with Fringe World as well as a Military History Cruise. The themed cruises will take place […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 24 2019

State-by-state: the ultimate 2019/20 season preview

The summer cruise season is drawing to a close, but you can be sure that the lines and guests are already gearing up for the next. In fact, the countdown has already started. The new […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 29 2019