Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV)

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) was a British passenger shipping company headquartered in Essex, United Kingdom. It was formed in 2009, by it’s parent company Cruise & Maritime Services International, after the German based Transocean Tours, for whom they were the UK representative filed for bankruptcy. Transocean was sold to South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd. and is now operated as the German branch of Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise and Maritime Voyages temporarily halted operations, with the majority of its ships laid up at the Port of Tilbury.

On the 20th July 2020 it was announced that Duff & Phelps Ltd. had been appointed Joint Administrators of CMV Holdings London Limited, Cruise & Maritime Voyages Limited, South Quay Travel & Leisure Limited, South Quay Transport Services Limited, Independent Coach Travel (Wholesaling) Limited and Viceroy Limited and that all companies had ceased trading with immediate effect.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Archive

© Erwin Willemse

MV Vasco Da Gama – Past and Present

MV Vasco Da Gama, ex Pacific Eden, Statendam – Steel twin screw motor vessel (Statendam Class or ‘S’ Class) built in 1993 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy. (Yard No 5881) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Holland America Line

© Wolfgang Kramer

MV Regal Princess (1991) – Past and Present

MV Pacific Dawn, ex Regal Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5840) as a Passenger (Cruise) Vessel for Sitmar Cruises

© Sydney Sinclair

MV Magellan – Past and Present

MV Magellan, ex Grand Holiday, Carnival Holiday, Holiday – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1985 by Danyard Aalborg AS, Aalborg. Denmark (Yard No 246) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Carnival Cruise Lines

© Willem Oldenburg

MV Columbus – Past and Present

MV Columbus, ex Pacific Pearl, Ocean Village, Arcadia, Star Princess, Sitmar Fair Majesty – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St Nazaire, (Yard No B29) as Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Sitmar Cruises