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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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ABOVE: The Marco Polo, formerly the Soviet liner Alexandr Pushkin, at sea.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is a privately-owned British cruise line that has offered "no fly" cruises from the UK for the last three years. The line has two ships in Europe:

  • Marco Polo, a former transatlantic liner of Baltic Shipping Lines that entered service in 1965 and was rebuilt as a cruise ship in the 1990s. (We crossed from Bremerhaven to Montreal on the Pushkin in 1978. We were accompanied by our Old English Sheepdog, Muffin, and our Wire-Haired Fox Terrier, Yodel, who stayed in a large doghouse when they weren't enjoying the Sun Deck with the passengers and Soviet crew).

  • Discovery, a 700-passenger ship that is being chartered from Voyages of Discovery. Discovery entered service in 1972 and had a major refit in the early 2000s.

In 2014, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has an extensive calendar of cruises from London Tilbury, Bristol Avonmouth, Glasgow Greenock, Hull, Leith, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Rosyth. European destinations include ports in the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Baltic, and Southern Europe.

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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