A Touch of Heritage on Your Cruise Ship

Posted April 12th, 2013

If the prospect of both a cruise ship and a country retreat appeal, then the combination of both offered by Cruise & Maritime Voyages could be your perfect match.

The classic home away from home is the goal from Cruise & Maritime Voyages, with the leisurely pace and personalised service typical of elegant country estates. Both ships in the fleet are also generally smaller and therefore less crowded than many others, allowing passengers to visit interesting ports without the need to fight for space.

Only formed in 2009, the cruise line is already carving out a popular niche for itself among cruise travellers. Both the Marco Polo and Ocean Countess are traditional cruise ships designed to appeal to mature passengers seeking to visit attractive destinations in a comfortable, child-free environment.

Dining is particularly important on these ships, with care taken to ensure every meal is an experience to savour. From full English breakfasts and morning teas, through leisurely lunches and afternoon teas, to a la carte and buffet-style dinners, there is surely something to tempt every palate.

For travellers who enjoy a touch of heritage with their cruises, this year Cruise & Maritime Voyages are offering Mediterranean cruises, as well as to the Norwegian Fjords, Land of the Northern Lights, the Baltic & Russia, Iceland & the Northern Isles and beyond.

Marco Polo's eight passenger decks offer a range of facilities for travellers to enjoy, including an outdoor swimming pool, three whirlpools, a traditional walk-around promenade deck, and dining of a high standard in Waldorf restaurant. Either as an aperitif at the beginning of the evening or as a pleasant way to round off a day on the seas, there are five lounge areas in which to relax and enjoy a beverage. The elegant Captain’s Lounge features a resident pianist, the Palm Garden offers panoramic ocean views, and Scott’s bar is an ideal spot to enjoy late night cabaret.

For those travellers seeking a slightly more active cruise, Ocean Countess features colourful floor shows in the Holyrood Show Lounge and late night cabarets in Hamptons. There is also a heated swimming pool, two whirlpools, a pool bar and library, plus a choice of dining options at Kensington Restaurant or buffet-style at the Boat House.

Regardless of which ship passengers choose to travel on, all Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer lectures on a range of fascinating subjects by experts passionate about their subject. While on a cruise you could learn about topics as diverse as broadcasting, maritime history, gardening and even criminology.

For more information on Cruise & Maritime Voyages please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 00.

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