UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages was a privately owned cruise line that operated six cruise ships before ceasing operations in 2020.
Formed in 2009, Cruise & Maritime Voyages was part of the Global Maritime Group, the company that owned their ocean-going vessels.
In 2014, Cruise & Maritime Voyages took over the charter of Transocean Kreuzfahrten ships (Astor, Belvedere, Bellefleur, Bellejour, Sans Souci), keeping the German brand name, Transocean Kreuzfahrten, primarily for the German market. They also took over Passat Kreuzfahrten’ship, Delphin. Premicon owned the river vessels that CMV chartered. In 2017, they introduced their latest ship, Columbus (former P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl).
In March 2020, Cruise & Maritime Voyages suspended their cruise operations due to COVID-19 pandemic. Then in June 2020, most of their ships were detained due to crew welfare concerns. The company failed to secure financing and entered administration in July 2020. By August their ships were reportedly listed for sale, but many ended up being scrapped or returned to the owners they were chartered from.
Astoria (Built in 1948; returned to owner)
Astor (Built in 1987; Sold for scrap 2020)
Vasco da Gama (Built in 1993; Sold to Mystic Invest)
Columbus (Built in 1989; Sold to SeaJets in 2020, but later scrapped in 2021)
Magellen (Built in 1985; Sold to SeaJets in 2020, but later scrapped in 2021)
Marco Polo (Built 1965; Scrapped in 2021)
Updated October 31, 2021