Page 1

FEATURES | R O OM SERVICE MENU | SHORE EXCUR SIONS

ISSUE ONE

GLOBE

FJORD FOCUS A JOURNEY TO WEST NORWAY


Voyage in search of the Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, is nature’s natural lightshow – a dazzling display of vivid green and pink hues that swirl and dance across the winter skies of the Northern Hemisphere. It is the natural phenomenon that literally brightens dark winter nights and draws thousands of onlookers every winter. Join Magellan on 18th February 2018 for what could be the greatest light show on earth. This incredible 14 night voyage along Norway’s beautiful coastline ventures high above the Arctic Circle where by day you have the opportunity to try your hand at wintry experiences, and by night, if atmospheric conditions are right, you have the chance to witness the incredible Northern Lights. London Tilbury - Ålesund - Tromsø - Alta (overnight) Honningsvåg for North Cape - Trondheim - Åndalsnes - Bergen - London Tilbury.

Alternatively, voyage to Iceland, the ‘Land of Fire & Ice’ where, once again, if atmospheric conditions are right, you have the chance to witness the incredible Northern Lights. The Faroe, Shetland and Orkney Islands are fascinating stepping stones on this spectacular 12 night voyage on board Magellan departing on 4th March 2018. London Tilbury - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Tórshavn (Faroe Islands) - Reykjavik (overnight, Iceland) Lerwick (Shetland Islands) - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands) - London Tilbury.


WELCOME

CHAIRMAN’S LETTER Welcome to the in-room magazine from Cruise & Maritime Voyages Our company has come on leaps and bounds since we first set sail eight years ago. Since then, we have taken hundreds of thousands of guests around the world. We have grown the number of British ports our cruises start from to 11 and the number of ships in our fleet to five. However, most importantly, we have managed to maintain the essence of what our passengers love: intimate cruises that create a relaxed, country club atmosphere. At CMV we pride ourselves on the service we offer our guests. That’s why more than 90 per cent of passengers would be happy to sail with us again, and each cruise averages 40 per cent repeat passengers. We also boast some of the highest approval ratings in the cruise industry. Our new ship, Columbus, launched in June and boasts seven restaurants and lounges. This is going to mean an entirely new level of comfort and relaxation for our guests. It will also mean that CMV will be able to cruise in more places at any one time. In this issue we feature some favourite destinations, such as the Norwegian Fjords

and Australia, and take a closer look at the culinary offerings available across our itineraries – from Brazil to Cuba, all places you can visit with us. Elsewhere in this issue we speak to Dame Helen Mirren, one of Britain’s greatest actresses. One of the most useful things we’ve included in this magazine is Your On Board Experience where we cover everything you need to know to ensure your stay with us is as smooth as possible. You’ll find information on all of our ships, health and safety, and onboard entertainment. There’s also an in-room menu for anyone feeling peckish. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with us. We will do whatever we can to ensure that every day you spend on board a Cruise & Maritime Voyages ship is memorable. Happy sailing,

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?

SHIP INFORMATION Learn more about our fleet of five ships p36

GOING OUT Find out about onboard entertainment p50

FOOD AND DRINK Restaurants p46, bars p60 and in-room menu p65

Globe is produced on behalf of Cruise & Maritime Voyages by Waterfront Publishing, 110 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2LS, United Kingdom. Editor Bob McGowan (Head of Customer Services) Directors of publishing Sam Ballard, Anthony Pearce Designers Matthew Coles, Daniel Whittaker, Jensen Brianson Sub-editor Nathaniel Cramp Head of sales Simon Leeming Sales executive Bryan Johnson

Christian Verhounig CEO & Chairman

03


The World of CMV... Online!

And discover our

social media sites for daily cruise reports and lots more! Facebook cruiseandmaritime

Twitter @CMVoyages

YouTube cruise&maritime LinkedIn Cruise and Maritime Voyages - CMV

Instagram @cruiseandmaritimevoyages

www.cruiseandmaritime.com

Tune in to CMV TV Our much acclaimed dedicated channel of video programmes telling you about Cruise & Maritime Voyages, what our passengers say, our ships and the wide range of cruising holidays, bringing to life our wonderful cruise programme. Tune in now! on www.cruiseandmaritime.tv


CONTENTS

W H AT’ S I N S I D E

Make the most of your on board experience

P60 Bars

Time for a drink? Have a look at your choices

P50 It’s show time

P65 & 66 Room service menu & minibar

See whats on offer if you’re feeling peckish in your cabin

Check out the entertainment options on board

P54 Life on board

Make the most of your time on board our beautiful ships

P46 Restaurants

What’s cooking in our kitchen

P58 Spa treatments Why not treat yourself ?

ON BOARD COLUMBUS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� P36

SHORE EXCURSIONS�������������������������������������������������������������������� P52

MAGELLAN����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� P38

ON BOARD SERVICES������������������������������������������������������������������� P54

MARCO POLO������������������������������������������������������������������������������ P40

SHOPPING������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ P56

ASTOR������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ P42

SPA & SALON�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� P58

ASTORIA��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� P44

BARS �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� P60

RESTAURANTS������������������������������������������������������������������������������ P46

HEALTH & SAFETY������������������������������������������������������������������������ P62

FUTURE CRUISES��������������������������������������������������������������������������� P48

CLUB COLUMBUS������������������������������������������������������������������������� P64

MEDICAL FACITLITIES������������������������������������������������������������������ P49

IN-ROOM FOOD MENU���������������������������������������������������������������� P65

ENTERTAINMENT�������������������������������������������������������������������������� P50

IN-ROOM DRINKS MENU�������������������������������������������������������������� P66

05


Introducing South Quay Travel & Leisure 2017 - 2019

Complete Disney

We work in close partnership with Europe’s leading tourist destination Disneyland® Paris,, helping create magical memories for many families along the way. We can secure resort accommodation, park entrance tickets and also pre-book park restaurants. So whether you want character dining or a Wild West show; we can tailor make any package to suit your needs. In addition should you wish to visit any of the Disney® Parks and Worldwide Resorts, simply speak to one of our team.

©Disney

Forming part of the wider Cruise & Maritime Travel & Leisure Group, here at South Quay Travel & Leisure we offer a wealth of experience gained over 25 years in the travel industry.

2017 - 2019

Our ‘Short breaks by Rail’ programme is ideal for anyone looking for a European city break, with a hassle free ‘sit ‘ back and relax’ train travel experience. The growing high speed rail network connecting UK to mainland Europe opens up a host of exciting travel opportunities so whether your journey takes you to the Mediterranean or Amsterdam, we believe we have something tempting to suit all tastes. To request your copy of our ‘Complete Disney’ or ‘Short Breaks by Rail’ simply call our team on 01708 - 802 388

Tel

01708 - 802 388

Gateway House, Stonehouse Lane, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1NS info@southquaytravel.com www.southquaytravel.com Part of the Cruise & Maritime Travel & Leisure Group 3610


CONTENTS

RE GULARS COLUMN������������������������������ P09 NEWS ����������������������������������� P11 LOOKING BACK ������������������� P14 DESTINATION FOCUS FJORDS�������������������������������� P16 We explain why Norway is on so many people’s must-see list SYDNEY�������������������������������� P19 With Australia cruises on sale, it has never been easier to go BOOK CLUB������������������������� P34 We review F Scott Fitzgerald and Paula Hawkins’ next thriller

FEATURES HELEN MIRREN��������������������� P22 The Hollywood Dame talks to us about travel and staying young 14 DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD ���������� P26 From Brazil to India, we feast on food from our favourite places ARCHITECTURE������������������� P30 Buildings are the ultimate guide to a city, Alice Grahame writes

07


Savour the

Adventure Taste Whittard tea on board, and discover gifts in the onboard shop.

www.whittard.co.uk whittardofchelsea

@whittarduk

@whittarduk


COMMENT

COLUMN

E X PA ND YO U R HORIZO NS Sara Macefield, editor of CMV’s loyalty magazine, Compass, on why travel is more important than ever

Nothing touches your spirit quite like travel. It’s that distinct thrill of expectation, the excitement of the experience and the warm glow of deep memories that each trip creates. Ever since the early centuries of exploration, venturing beyond the horizon to discover far and distant lands has been the ultimate longing of every would-be traveller. And that’s why millions of us venture forth every year; packing up our hopes and dreams along with our belongings as we embark on journeys that, in some cases, are life-changing. In our increasingly virtual world, techno gurus proudly proclaim how we can now enjoy such trips without ever leaving home. What rot! Nothing can replace the mind-blowing activities I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy; from swooping over Victoria Falls in a helicopter to swimming with playful

dolphins in the Red Sea and gazing in awe at the skyline of Rio de Janeiro while riding high on the famous cable-car to Sugar Loaf Mountain. But it’s not just about sights; it’s the sensory overload of encounters and adventures. Of speeding through Bangkok’s busy streets in a tuk-tuk amid the noise, bustle and mouthwatering aromas of street food; or watching spellbound off the coast of Alaska as humpback whales arch skywards from the waves

09

before smashing down with an explosive force that throws up soaking fountains of spray. Then there are the human interactions that take these journeys to another level; of tribes and traditions, of colourful cultures that inject their own unique flavour. And of friendships forged with fellow travellers over shared experiences. In this era of fake news, travel opens the window to a clear and rewarding view of the world.


CMV PLUS All Inclusive Drinks Package Just ÂŁ17pp per day! We are pleased to offer an all-inclusive drinks package on board enabling you to budget your drink costs and avoid any surprise bar bills at the end of your cruise.

Package Includes House wine, draught beer and soft drinks by the glass during meal hours in the Restaurants*. Draught beer, house wine, cocktails and other alcoholic drinks by the glass from all bars during opening hours except premium brands*.

Why not take advantage of this great offer? The package is available for purchase on board within the first 24 hours of embarking. The cost will be charged to your on board account. Payable to Global Cruise Lines Ltd.

Soft drinks and juices by the glass from all bars during opening hours.

The CMV PLUS All Inclusive Drinks Package is priced per person and is only available for purchase for the entire duration of the cruise and if all occupants of the cabin purchase it. Drinks are for the consumption of the package purchaser/s only. Excludes drinks from the mini bar, bottles of water, tea and coffee from bars and premium brand spirits.* CMV PLUS package holders will receive up to 50% discount on premium brands in the bars and 30% discount on wines from the wine list. The CMV PLUS All Inclusive Drinks Package is non-refundable. Excludes cruises up to 3 nights. Offer only available to passengers aged 18+.


NEWS

ON BOA RD

CM V DR ESS TO I MPRESS W IT H NE W UN I F O R M British designer creates new look for staff across firm’s global fleet

C

ruise & Maritime Voyages has launched new uniforms across its fleet of five ships. Created by British designer Jenny Chialoufas with a brief of moving towards a look that was both smart and professional, the new uniforms also put the crew and officers in the same colour – in order to show that everyone working on board was part of the same Cruise & Maritime Voyages team. “I was really inspired by the

response of the team,” said Chialoufas. “It’s great to look good and feel good, and for the staff to show confidence. I believe we have achieved this.” Chialoufas has been designing uniforms for hotels and travel companies for 15 years, with a client base including hotel chains and airlines. She added: “Whether it’s four or five star, or a small chain, the staff must love wearing their uniform and be proud of their image.”

B EST O F B R IT IS H FOR THE GRILL One of the country’s most highly regarded farms, has been announced as the official meat supplier The Grill, Cruise & Maritime Voyages’s exclusive new dining experience. The deal with Dartmoor Farm, which was organised by Osprey Foods, further solidifies CMV’s commitment to Britain’s best food and drink suppliers.

W H IT TA R D D E A L ST I RS I NT E R EST CMV has agreed a deal with Whittard, one of the country’s best known tea suppliers, to exclusively stock the brand on board its fleet of ships. There will be Whittard tea bags available in the restaurants and bistros as well as a selection of loose tea in selected bars as well as suite category cabins.

CM V SCO O PS ICE CRE A M CO NT R ACT Gelato’s Gold has become the official ice cream partner of Cruise & Maritime Voyages, to be stocked in the ice cream shop on board Columbus. The traditional Italian ice cream, which is made in Britain, was selected because of the quality ingredients used as well as the incredible range of flavours available.

11


WORLD CRUISE

FA NTASTIC VOYAG E

A ROUND T HE WO R L D R E A D M O R E copy here of Standfirst ABOUT COLUMBUS about this The details of many our newwords flagship, including its history, on page 36

should potentially

O

ur new flagship, Columbus, will sail an incredible Round the World Cruise from London Tilbury, departing on January 5, 2018. This once-in-a-lifetime trip lasts an amazing 121 nights – taking you around the world and back home again. For those who would prefer to do segments – 43, 50, 75 nights or more – there’s that option, too. Below we take a look at some of the many highlights that will feature along the way.

Day 16 Bridgetown Barbados

Day 38 Bora Bora French Polynesia

Day 45 Auckland New Zealand

After crossing the Atlantic, Columbus will take in the white sand and turquoise waters of this island paradise.

After passing through the Panama Canal we will arrive at the beautiful islands of French Polynesia.

Columbus will head on to Oceania, first Auckland, New Zealand and then Sydney, Australia (see page 19).

Day 63 Komodo Island Indonesia

Day 71 Shanghai China

Day 101 Dubai United Arab Emirates

Komodo Island is the land that time forgot. Its National Park is home to more than 4,000 Komodo Dragons.

The ancient port of Shanghai is home to both a rickety Old Town and a contrasting, glowing, neon skyline.

Dubai, known as Venice of the Gulf, is a fascinating place – and not just for shopping, but culture and cuisine, too.

12


World cruise sectors 2018

Sailing from London Tilbury on 5th January 2018, Columbus will embark on her spectacular ‘round the world’ cruise. Escape the winter and return home in May on this 121 night grand voyage on which you can truly relax, enjoy leisurely days at sea, carefree evenings and so many incredible highlights as you circumnavigate the globe. Discover the Caribbean, Central America, the Panama Canal, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, the Suez Canal, Athens, Malta and return home via the Mediterranean. If you don’t fancy the entire circumnavigation, we are offering a choice of no less than fifteen shorter sector

Round the World combinations with Astor

cruises. These are sold on a ‘cruise only’ basis offering

For an extended stay with family or friends in Australia or New Zealand without flying, why not combine a Columbus sector with a voyage on board sister ship Astor to create a unique Round the World itinerary?

a flexible arrangement for you or your travel agent to build a bespoke holiday package. London Tilbury to Auckland - 42 nights

Sydney to London Tilbury - 71 nights

Join Astor’s 46 night voyage via the Panama Canal from London Tilbury on 15th October 2017 arriving in Sydney on 30th November. Then, return on Columbus’s 71 night voyage from Sydney on 24th February 2018 via the Far East.

London Tilbury to Hong Kong - 75 nights

World Cruise plus Sydney stay

Hong Kong to London Tilbury - 46 nights

Sail on Columbus’s 50 night voyage from Tilbury on 5th January 2018 via the Panama Canal arriving in Sydney on 24th February and return on Astor’s 39 night Northbound Voyage via South Africa on 12th March 2017 arriving in London Tilbury on 19th April 2018.

Auckland to London Tilbury - 78 nights London Tilbury to Sydney - 49 nights

London Tilbury to Singapore - 85 nights Singapore to London Tilbury - 36 nights London Tilbury to Dubai - 99 nights Dubai to London Tilbury - 22 nights Sydney to Hong Kong - 25 nights

World Cruise plus Auckland stay

Sydney to Singapore - 35 nights

Or, take Astor’s 42 night voyage from London Tilbury on 15th October 2017 arriving Auckland on 26th November returning from Auckland on 17th February 2018 on a 78 night voyage via the Far East.

Sydney to Dubai - 49 nights Hong Kong to Dubai - 24 nights Singapore to Dubai - 14 nights


LOOKING BACK

THE BE ATL ES

SGT P E P P ER TU RNS 50 The classic album, often regarded as one of the best of all time, was released in June 1967

F

ree from the “boredom” of touring, The Beatles settled into the studio in winter of 1966 to record the world’s first great concept album, released 50 years ago this summer. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, created with the loose idea of recording under an alter ego, was not only an immediate critical and commercial success, spending 27 weeks at Number One and winning the Best Album Grammy in 1968, it elevated popular culture to high-art, became the defining release of the counterculture movement and, according to some, launched the era of the album. One critic, Kenneth Tynan of The Times, described it as a “decisive

The facts

moment in the history of Western civilisation”. It was, then, perhaps inevitable that future generations would critically reassess the album, the most celebrated of all time. It’s true that Sgt Pepper’s, once considered the band’s opus – and the greatest album ever by Rolling Stone magazine – is no longer held in the same regard as the near-perfect Revolver or The Beatles (better known as The White Album). But, 50 years on, the story of how the album came into being, and the music itself, still offers so much to listeners new and old. It remains a landmark event in music: its high-mindedness and ambition should still be celebrated as much as its songs should be enjoyed.

14

Released June 1, 1967 Recorded November 24, 1966 – April 21, 1967 Studio EMI Studios and Regent Sound Studio, London Label Parlophone (UK) Capitol (US) Producer George Martin Did you know? Not everyone loves the album. The New York Times’ rock critic, Richard Goldstein, took the bold move of disagreeing with nearly every other review, noting the “special effects [that are] dazzling but ultimately fraudulent”. Following the publication, the newspaper was “deluged with letters, many abusive and every last one in disagreement,” according to rock critic Robert Christgau. Prior to its 40th anniversary in 2007, Guardian critic Richard Smith wrote that it is “if not the worst, then certainly the most overrated album of all time.”


LOOKING BACK

“We were fed up with being The Beatles,” Paul McCartney said years later of the process that led to the album’s creation. “We really hated that four little mop-top approach. We were not boys, we were men… and thought of ourselves as artists rather than just performers.” It was Macca who alighted on the idea of recording under an alias, after he had a concept for a song involving an Edwardian-era military band, which he said would allow the band to experiment freely without their own recording history weighing them down. Save for the iconic cover and the album’s opener, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (and its reprise), this manifested itself more musically than it did conceptually: the songs were, after all, Beatles songs. Either way, it worked: there are few albums (The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, which directly influenced its recording, is one) where experimentation and great pop songs combine to such effect. It says much of the ease with which the band were writing music at the time that Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane were written for the album, but after pressure from label EMI, were released as a double A-side single and not included. The former is the song John Lennon considered his greatest achievement. There are weaker songs than those that did make it onto Sgt Pepper’s,

but many of the songs that did – particularly Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and A Day in the Life – stand among The Beatles’ best. Lucy…, described by one critic as “Lennon’s lavish daydream” remains one of the best examples of psychedelia, as controversial for its supposed reference to drug use as it is brilliant, with its strange lyrics and dense textures. She’s Leaving Home (mostly written by McCartney) and A Day in the Life (mostly written by Lennon) are two examples of music’s greatest songwriting partnership in full flow, something that occurred less frequently, and then virtually not at all, as the band’s career went on. Ringo Starr gets one song (With a Little Help from My Friends) as does George Harrison (Within You Without You), but it’s fair to say that the latter was bizarrely sidelined (particularly given he wrote three songs on the previous year’s Revolver). A Day in the Life, the album’s final and defining moment, is rightly considered one of the greatest songs ever recorded. Influenced by avant-garde composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage, McCartney and producer George Martin conducted a 40-piece orchestra to record that famous crescendo. Lennon had told Martin they should provide “a tremendous build-up, from nothing up to

15

something absolutely like the end of the world”. Fifty years and 32 million record sales later, the album continues to beguile – there are still secrets, still new surprises, you pick up with each listen. In a recent interview with Mojo magazine, McCartney discussed the risk the band took releasing an album, under the weight of such expectation, with such an experimental slant. “We were always being told, ‘You’re gonna lose all your fans with this one,’” he said. “And we’d say, ‘Well, we’ll lose some but we’ll gain some.’ We’ve gotta advance.”

Also in 1967… Rightly considered one of the greatest years in musical history, 1967 also brought us another classic from The Beatles (Magical Mystery Tour in December), Pink Floyd’s debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Love’s Forever Changes, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love, plus The Doors’ self-titled debut. Alongside all of this, Radio One was launched; The Prisoner was broadcast on TV; Barclays opened Britain’s first ATM cashpoint; and Celtic beat Inter Milan to win the European Cup.


DESTINATION

16


DESTINATION

NORWAY

FJ O R D F O CUS The west coast of Norway is at the top of any cruise bucket-list. But, as Anthony Pearce explains, it’s a destination that is worth exploring time and time again

T

here’s nothing quite like peering out of your cabin window to discover the stillness and beauty of a fjord outside. Formed tens of thousands of years ago after Earth’s last ice age, these narrow, steep-sided inlets are among the world’s most mystical and magical sights. No matter how many times you visit, they feel unknowable: there are a staggering 1,190 in total, forming part of the country’s 80,000km coastline – that’s enough, if stretched out in a straight line, to loop around the world twice. With mountains that reach as high 2,405m and fjords that flow to 205 kilometres, it’s a region that is made for cruises. Roads may exist where they once did not, but car travel would take twice as long and reveal half as much. For many, the first experience of west Norway is Bergen, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’. The very definition of

17


DESTINATION

Norwegian cool, this modern, lively city, surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the longest and deepest in the country, is small in size (with a population of 280,000), but feels sprawling compared to the rest of the region. The painted wooden buildings of Bryggen, the city’s old wharf area, will be familiar to fans of Disney’s ever-popular film, Frozen, which took inspiration from the historic docks. Take the Fløibanen cable car to the top of the mountain of Fløyen and, on a clear day, look across the entire region. Unlike some cruises, the ports of call (aside from Bergen, Norway’s second city, after Oslo), will be unfamiliar to most. Fortunately there’s

no way to go wrong: each stop is as beautiful as the last, and watching the landscape change between each fjord is a joy. Geirangerfjord, a Unesco World Heritage Site found in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, is the showstopper on any Norway cruise. It’s the most well-known of all of the country’s fjords, and with good reason: it’s undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. There are three incredible vantage points from which to take it in: Eagles Bend, on the edge of a climbing, narrow road; Flydalsjuvet, a protruding rock at the foot of the fjord; and Dalsnibba, a mountain 20km away. The view from all three is unforgettable.

18

But there are no disappointing stops: Molde, Flåm (home to the incredible Flåmsbana Railway) and Andalsnes (the equally brilliant Rauma Railway) are breathtaking, too. Hardangerfjord is where you’ll find the majestic Vøringsfossen waterfall and the fascinating Fossli Hotel, established in 1881 and family-owned for four generations. In the hotel is a historic Zimmermann piano on which the composter Edvard Grieg wrote his Opus 66 in 1896. That’s the thing with Norway, it’s not just about the scenery, it’s also about the culture and history and mouth-watering cuisine. It’s an amazing country worth visiting again and again.


DESTINATION

AUSTRA L I A

AUSS I E RUL ES With its incredible waterfront, Sydney is a city to be enjoyed from the water. But, as Sam Ballard discovers, there’s plenty worth getting off the ship for

I

s there a more iconic waterfront than that of Sydney? With the city’s magnificent Opera House, one of the world’s most distinctive and celebrated buildings, to one side and the imposing Harbour Bridge to the other, the city is one to be enjoyed from the water. But there’s plenty worth getting off the ship for. The state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania, Sydney is a melting pot of different culture and history. More than 250 different languages are spoken, making it one of the most diverse cities in the world, evidenced by its incredibly rich, varied and tasty street food. Coupled with culture, great weather and world famous, sprawling beaches, it’s not hard to see why this is a place where people move and settle: around 40 per cent of its inhabitants have emigrated there. For sun-lovers, there are plenty of beaches, for lazing, swimming or surfing. Bondi or Manly are the best known (the latter requires a ferry trip, but is more than worth it), but there are more than 100 in the city, with the likes

19


DESTINATION

of the secluded Milk Beach, found behind the heritage-listed Strickland House, and Palm Beach, at the city’s northernmost tip, which will be familiar to fans of Home and Away. The city also boasts some of the most impressive outdoor pools you’ll find anywhere, including the art deco North Sydney Olympic Pool, sat in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the incredible Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Pool. The city is almost unrivalled for street food: Spice Alley in Chippendale (Kensington Lane) has a range of different Asian cuisine, from Singaporean to Cantonese, and is found in an open-air courtyard. A favourite picnic spot is the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens, which were established in 1816 and are southeast of the Sydney Opera House and curved around Farm Cove. The gardens cover a massive 74 acres. There are also dozens of markets in the city, including Sydney’s original art and craft market, Paddington Markets, which has been

around for 43 years and continues to attract designers and artistic traders. Money spent at the market also helps support Sydney’s homeless and disadvantaged through the Eddie Dixon Centre. Then there’s culture: at the Opera House, there are more than 40 shows a week, and they range from pop to classical, avantgarde to opera. The impressive Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is worth a visit. Even if modern art’s not your bag, the bar there has the best views of the harbour from anywhere in the city, so is well worth a visit. On Wednesdays, the Art Gallery NSW and MCA have after-hours events, including artist and curator talks, music and drinks.

LO O K I N G F O R M O R E I N S P I R AT I O N ? See page 48 and visit the Future Cruise Sales desk

21


SECTION TITLE

“I’ve always quite fancied playing a Bond villain” 22


CELEBRITY

INTERV IE W

M AGN IF IC E NT

MIRRE N

Now in her 70s, Dame Helen Mirren still can’t turn down a good role – but away from the day job she enjoys cruising and pomegranate farming

I

cons, some say, aren’t made – they’re born. Indeed, some people always seem destined for great things, their very fabric woven with golden strands of adventure, standing out because, simply, their star shines brighter than the rest. And here we have Dame Helen Mirren, who proves those points like few others ever have. While Mirren may be best known for her phenomenal achievements as an actress, she is perhaps best loved for her personality. Charming, spirited, charismatic and never without that playful, almost sinful sense of humour, in her 70s she remains as captivating as the young woman who sat on Michael Parkinson’s sofa back in 1975, reducing the host to a wreck for daring to suggest her ‘equipment’ might detract from critics taking her seriously as an actress. However, for all of her controversy courting, plain speaking and undeniable allure, Mirren has disproved Parkinson’s assertion time and time again to become one of the world’s most successful movie stars. “No, I’m not a movie star,” she begins dismissively, mischievously. “I’ve

never thought of myself as that, never considered myself anything close,” she says. “I’m a working actress who’s been fortunate and lucky and sometimes the stars align in a certain way.” Looking to Mirren’s origins, one wonders how she’s managed to keep her ego in check given what was a supersonic rise to the top. Growing up in Essex, in a working class family with a father who loved sailing, her career trajectory was extraordinary considering her original plan to become a teacher; something that was only waylaid by a successful audition for the National Youth Theatre. By 20 she was playing the female Pharaoh in Antony and Cleopatra at London’s Old Vic and over the years she has conquered all possible dramatic mediums, dazzled the theatre world on both sides of the Atlantic, worked in Hollywood, and set a benchmark for TV drama in Prime Suspect. Becoming a Hollywood contender took longer, but Mirren has never chased fame – she merely has a policy of taking the best roles made available to her. “I was very insecure in my twenties and

23


“I had to go through some tough experiences before I really understood myself�


CELEBRITY

only gradually did I learn how the world works and how to find my way around it,” she explains. “I had to go through some tough experiences before I really understood myself and how to play the game you need to play to get ahead.” But there are few actresses of Mirren’s generation who are able to slip into any given character so gracefully. Her recent film endeavours have included playing notorious actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in Trumbo, a haunted Jewish émigré in Woman in Gold and a British Army colonel in charge of a covert drone operation tasked with eliminating terrorists in Eye in the Sky. Typecast? Not a chance. That said, she has twice played the Queen, but has similarly exercised her comedy chops in the Red films, and going back to early career excursions she stood out in edgy gangster flick The Long Good Friday, mastered medieval myth in Excalibur, and served up a delicious performance in Peter Greenaway’s sumptuous but shocking The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. There are still, she says, roles that have eluded her. “I’ve always quite fancied playing a Bond villain,” she has claimed in the past. “A dangerous, evil Bond villain who holds the world to ransom, that would be my ideal.” After recently appearing in The Fate of the Furious “for the fun of it”, Mirren admits to be lured into scripts by how much they enable her to get out in the open. The actress loves to explore, and no matter where she is in the world, if she has free time between filming she will always rent a car or a boat to see what lies around each corner or cove. And exploring her father’s love of the ocean has always been important for Mirren. “I think with ships it’s a world of extreme

comfort and style, yet away from all the controls and restrictions of dry land. When the anchor drops there are few who can interrupt that feeling of being free, and that’s very romantic.” In her private life, the actress has been with American director Taylor Hackford for almost 30 years and the pair married in 1997. “I’ve been incredibly, incredibly fortunate,” she says. “I’ve been able to stay healthy, find good work, and enjoy the company of a wonderful man.” The couple currently divide their time between homes in Los Angeles and Salento (Puglia), Italy, where she describes their life as “very relaxed”. “Discovering the property was something of a cliché, but it was a case of driving through the region and stumbling upon a ruin that looked reclaimed by nature. Sure enough, it took quite some effort to renovate it, but we have brought life back to it and, we hope, added some love and laughter to a forlorn ruin.” Such is Mirren’s natural draw that several of their high-profile friends have also bought properties in the area, including Graham McPherson and Stanley Tucci, creating a “community of artists”, and Mirren has found herself taking on her most unusual role yet – as a pomegranate farmer. “It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of free time. We’ve actually turned it into a commercial enterprise but most of all it’s a passion that’s a welcome distraction.” When not tending to her jewelled treasures, Mirren admits that her thoughts always go back to the day job. “I often tell my husband, ‘I’ve done enough. I’m not going to keep pushing myself,’” she laughs. “But he’s so used to hearing me say that; the terrible truth is that I simply cannot resist a good role.”

25


CUISINE

26


CUISINE

1 4 DIS HES

FOOD FOR T HO UG HT Eating your way around the world is as good as cruising around it. Here are the best dishes from our favourite destinations

1. China – Peking duck

It’s said that no trip to Beijing is complete without sampling the Peking duck. The delicacy, which dates back centuries, marked by crispy skin and succulent meat, is actually from Nanjing, the capital city of the Jiangsu province. It’s now so famous in and outside China that there’s a museum dedicated to it.

2. Cuba – ropa vieja

The designated national dish of Cuba, ropa vieja, made of shredded beef and vegetables, comes from the Spanish term for ‘old clothes’, given that it, apparently, resembles rags. Nevertheless, the dish, which dates back to the middle ages, is delicious. The key is the cut of beef you use: flank is traditional.

3. New Zealand – roast lamb

1

Roast lamb is, unsurprisingly, one of the most popular dishes in New Zealand, where there are 4.6m people and almost 30m sheep. The country’s lamb is held in high-regard across the world. We like it slow-cooked and flavoured with rosemary.

27


CUISINE

4. Denmark – smørrebrød

Smørrebrød is more than just a deconstructed sandwich. The Danish open sandwich, made of dense rye bread and any number of fillings, is a staple of Scandinavian cuisine. The bread with a layer of liver pâté, salt beef and meat aspic is known as midnight snack.

4

5. Germany – bratwurst

What is more Bavarian than a wurst? Sausages have been a major part of German culture since Roman times, although the bratwurst was first documented in 1313. How you eat it depends on where in the country you are: in Berlin, there’s the currywurst, made with curry powder and tomato sauce.

5

6. India – rogan josh

Although of Persian origin, lamb rogan josh is a staple of Kashmiri cooking, brought to the region by the Mughals. It’s now a British curry house favourite. Cloves, bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon give the curry its flavour, while dried Kashmiri chillies, less spicy than cayenne pepper, give the dish its colour and not-too-hot flavour.

7. Canada – poutine

Sold in greasy spoon cafes (known as cassecroûtes in Quebec) and pubs, Canadian staple poutine – French fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy – is the very definition of comfort food. The dish dates back to the 1950s and was once voted the greatest Canadian invention ever.

6

8. Brazil – feijoada

Pork ribs, shoulder and jerked beef combine beautifully with black beans to make this rich, hearty casserole. Although of Portuguese origin, feijoada (pronounced ‘fey-jwah-duh’) is considered the national dish of Brazil and is often compared to US soul food.

9. Thailand – pad Thai

7

Pad Thai, which may have been brought to Thailand by Chinese traders in the 1300s,

28


CUISINE

became popular after a rice shortage in the 1940s led to then prime minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram promoting noodles instead. Thais hungrily embraced this dish – made with egg-fried noodles, tamarind and fish sauce – and with good reason, too.

10. Barbados – flying fish

The Bajan national dish is one of the most unique (and localised) on our list: flying fish and cou-cou. The fish – only found in and around Barbados – is fried with herbs; the cou-cou, made from corn meal and okra, is the perfect accompaniment.

11. Mexico – burrito

9

The are few dishes that have been exported with such success as the burrito, a staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex. The word means ‘little donkey’ in Spanish because it resembles the shape of bedrolls the animals are made to carry. The best are packed full of ingredients: rice, refried beans, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and, of course, steak.

12. Ireland – Irish stew

11

The Irish stew dates back at least to the 1800s, although the exact components that make it up are contested, although lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions and parsley are usually key. Thyme, for us, is the herb that really sets it off.

13. Iceland - skyr

Part of Icelandic cuisine for more than a thousand years and traditionally served cold with milk and a topping of sugar, skyr is a cultured dairy product. It’s very versatile: often mixed with fruit for a dessert, prepared fish for dinner, or cereals for breakfast.

14. France – soupe à l’oignon

14

Although onion soups date back to Roman times, the French variety originated in Paris in the 1800s. Made from beef broth, caramelised onions and topped with a crouton smothered in melted Comté this indulgent dish is more than just a soup.

29


1

AR C HI TE CT U RE

BRICK BY BRICK

Know your Scottish baronial from your baroque? Your Romanesque from your renaissance? Alice Grahame explains it all on an architectural tour of Europe


ARCHITECTURE

There are some amazing architectural gems to be seen at cruise ship destinations. Many cities en route are a treasure trove of great architecture – from the traditional to modern. Here are key features to help you identify some major architectural styles.

1. Classical

Classical architecture follows the design of temples and civic buildings from ancient Greece and Rome. There was a classical revival in the 18th century, partly fuelled by a new-found interest in archaeology. Classical buildings remained popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Classical architecture outside the ancient world is referred to as neoclassical. Features usually include a solid, symmetrical façade with long rows of columns, emphasising the building’s size and importance. Porticos are common and with friezes in the gables. Examples of neoclassical architecture can be found in government buildings, throughout Europe, the US and Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

2. Romanesque

Romanesque is the building style of medieval Europe, of the 11th and 12th centuries, and can be found across the continent. It got its name from the rounded arches that resemble those from ancient Rome. In England Romanesque buildings are called Norman because they followed the Norman conquest. Romanesque buildings are generally big and bulky looking, with semi-circular arches above windows and doors and arcades, which are rows of arches on pillars. Most remaining Romanesque buildings are churches – often abbeys or cathedrals. The Cathedral of Trier, the oldest cathedral in Germany, completed in 1270, is typical of the Romanesque style and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Cologne boasts 12 Romanesque churches, the most in a single city. They were built over three centuries. The first, St Pantaleon, was built just before 1000 and the last, St Kunibert, was finished in 1247.

3. Gothic

The Gothic style evolved from Romanesque, between the 12th and 16th centuries. It was widespread throughout Europe, most

2

31


ARCHITECTURE

3

commonly used in churches, but also castles, universities and civic buildings. The defining feature of Gothic architecture is the pointed arch. The arches were structural, enabling architects to build higher. Gothic buildings are tall, with vertical pillars from floor to ceiling and vaulted roofs. The pointed ribbed vaults spread the weight, allowing bigger windows and more light. Gothic buildings are exciting to look at and be inside – creating a sense of awe with their interesting shapes and high ceilings. Rouen Cathedral – made famous by Claude Monet – is one of finest Gothic churches. It took three centuries to build, between 1200 and 1500. Its spire is the tallest in France. The Estonian capital Tallinn has the last Gothic town hall in northern Europe.

4. Renaissance

The Renaissance period (14th-17th centuries) was a time of developments across the arts and sciences. In architecture the focus was on symmetry, regularity and geometry and a return to a more formal and ordered style. Based on the buildings of ancient Rome, the style was developed by Florentine innovator Filippo Brunelleschi and spread across Europe. Characteristics include a symmetrical façade, with regular columns and windows. Pilasters, flat column shapes, are added as decoration. Arches and vaults are semicircular, not pointed, domes are sometimes added. Renaissance buildings have a lighter look than neo-classical, with narrower columns and more open space. The style can be seen in many buildings in Antwerp, where Cornelis Floris de Vriendt designed the City Hall, finished in 1564.

6

5. Modernist

Modernism is the main architectural movement of the twentieth century, encompassing arts and crafts, futurism, Bauhaus, De Stijl and brutalism. Modernist buildings embrace concrete, metal and glass, lines, flat roofs, rectangle or square shapes

32


ARCHITECTURE

4

5

7

and large windows. Ornaments, mouldings and unnecessary decoration are out. Led by Frank Lloyd Wright in the USA, Walter Gropius in Germany and Le Corbousier in France at the beginning of the 1900s, modernism spread throughout the world, in public buildings and private houses. The Icelandic capital Reykjavik has its own take on Modernism. Hallgrimskirkja is one of the city’s best-known landmarks. Commissioned in 1937, it took 41 years to build and has a viewing platform. The Harpa cultural centre, pictured, is another example.

6. Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau was a philosophy that was applied across the decorative arts in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was a shortlived movement but the style was a dramatic break with the past and was hugely influential in Europe and the USA. Typically Art Nouveau took forms from nature: flowers leaves, stems, animals and insects. An Art Nouveau design could include flowing lines, asymmetric shapes, intricate patterns, exposed iron, rich colours, gilding and stained glass. In Vienna the movement was known as Secessionist, formed by avant-garde artists, and one of the most famous buildings is the Secession, the club and exhibition space they founded. There are wonderful Art Nouveau buildings in Budapest and St Peterburg.

7. Scottish Baronial

The Scottish Baronial style originated in sixteenth century Scottish fortresses and castles. It was revived in the 19th century and can be seen in country houses and tenement blocks, part of a movement in Europe to define national traditions through the arts. The design was not confined to Scotland, with examples in England, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Common features are the use of stone, irregular shapes, uneven roof-lines, turrets, and small windows often in gables.

33


LITERATURE

BO OK CLUB

HO L IDAY RE A DS From previously unpublished works to scintillating psychological thrillers and unforgettable memoirs, we round up some of the most essential new books

A

author of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgeral finished just four novels in his short life, with a fifth, The Last Tycoon, published after his death, aged 44. Despite this, he was prolific, mainly as a short-story writer: he published four collections and wrote 164 short stories for magazines up until 1940. Out now, I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories is a collection of what are believed to be his last remaining unpublished short stories. In her introduction, editor Anne Margaret Daniel writes that these 18 works tackle classic Fitzgeraldian themes: “Divorce and despair; working days and lonesome

nights… American history, with its wars, its horrors and its promises.” Into the Water is the new psychological thriller from Paula Hawkins, author of the excellent The Girl on the Train, the best-seller, that was adapted into a hit film. This difficult second novel has a lot to live up to, but with a more ambitious plot and more complex characters, Hawkins has bettered her debut. In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf, losing all hearing within just a few months. In the fascinating and beautifully written Sound: Stories of Hearing Lost and Found she details the sensation and emotional impact of losing her hearing and – as she did some 12 years on – getting it back.

34


YO U R ON BOA R D E X P E R I EN CE

CONTENTS SHIP PROFILES Columbus��������������������������������������������������������������������� 36 Magellan����������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Marco Polo������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 Astor����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42 Astoria�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44 Restaurants������������������������������������������������������������������ 46 Future Cruises�������������������������������������������������������������� 48 Medical Facilities���������������������������������������������������������� 49 Entertainment��������������������������������������������������������������� 50 Shore Excursions���������������������������������������������������������� 52 On Board Services������������������������������������������������������� 54 Shopping���������������������������������������������������������������������� 56 Spa & Salon������������������������������������������������������������������ 58 Bars������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 60 Health & Safety������������������������������������������������������������ 62 Club Columbus������������������������������������������������������������� 64 Room Service Food Menu��������������������������������������������� 65 Room Service Drinks Menu������������������������������������������� 66

35


MEET THE FLEET

COLUMBUS A look at the newest addition to CMV’s growing fleet. You will be spoilt for choice on board our biggest ship, which maintains an intimate feel

T

he newest ship to join Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ growing fleet, Columbus offers the traditional British style of cruising that we have become renowned for, but on a slightly bigger scale. Guests are able to travel the world in style, while enjoying all of the luxuries that this incredible ship has to offer. The medium-sized vessel – with just 775 cabins – maintains an intimate feel and includes 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy

36

their own secluded outdoor space while on board. There are also 150 cabins kept aside especially for solo cruisers. With a range of incredible bars and lounges guests are spoilt for choice. You can enjoy a night of fine dining at The Grill or go for a posh curry at Fusion. If you’re feeling lucky then you can have a flutter at the casino or watch one of our new Broadway-style shows in the theatre. All while travelling to some of the world’s most glamorous ports and cities. Recently renovated, CMV’s flagship is ready to take you to all four corners of the world.


MEET THE FLEET

COLU MBUS OV ERV IEW

History Built in 1988, Columbus has been a favourite of the British cruise industry for decades. Having been part of the Princess Cruises fleet (as Star Princess) from 1989, she went on to join P&O Cruises’ fleet as Arcadia from 1997 to 2003 – establishing her part in cruising folklore. The ship then went on to become Ocean Village before heading to Australia as the Pacific Pearl, where she remained until this year. Having undergone an extensive refit in Singapore, Columbus joined the Cruise & Maritime fleet in June 2017.

S H I P S TAT S

GTR

GR OS S TO NNAGE

63,786 GRT

Restaurants

247 M LENGTH

No ship in CMV’s fleet has more restaurants on board than Columbus. From the Waterfront– which is open from breakfast through to dinner, and is served in two separate sittings – to the Fusion or Grill speciality restaurant. The latter of which is our fine dining steakhouse. If you prefer something a little more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner and, when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons.

16.5

RE GIST RY

BAHAMAS

32 M

KNOTS

BEAM WIDTH

CRUISING SPEED

PA S S E N G E R C A PA C I T Y

775

Bars

1400

CA BINS

PA S SENGER S

PAS SENGER DE CK S

L IF TS

13

Columbus boasts seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club and Casino, Connexions, Raffles and the Taverner’s Pub. There are also two speciality coffee and tea shops in addition to two deck bars. There are a selection of shops as well as a Jade Wellness Centre on board, too. Guests really are spoilt for choice, but the ship offers the best of both worlds: multiple choices of where to spend your time on board, but still with the reassuring intimacy of a small ship.

9

T O TA L N U M B E R O F C R E W

600 S H I P F E AT U R E S

220

Reception Desk: 0

STABI L I S E D

37

AI R C O N DI T I O N E D

2 2 0 V C UR R E N T


MEET THE FLEET

M AG EL L A N With its wooden decks and Broadway-style lounges this sleek and stylish ship harks back to the golden era of cruising, but with plenty of modern touches

C

arrying just 1,250 guests, the sumptuous Magellan boasts beautiful wooden decks, Broadway-style show lounges and sophisticated restaurants alongside touches of modernity such as Jacuzzis, our sumptuous Spa and gym. The adults-only ship runs cruises out of ports right around the country – from London Tilbury to Liverpool – taking guests to some of the world’s most exotic destinations. Passengers will be able to enjoy a range of accommodation styles on board, from cosy

inside cabins through to spacious suites, 14 of which include balconies for those wanting something extra special. Magellan boasts a number of places for guests to sit down and enjoy a relaxing drink – be it Sinatra’s Lounge Bar or the Captain’s Club. When the weather is fine you’ll find one of the best places to be is outside on deck being served by our attentive waiting team. Magellan harks back to the golden era of cruising, with its sleek exterior and clean finishes. The recently renovated vessel is ready to take you on your next adventure.

38


MEET THE FLEET

M AG EL L A N OV ERV IEW

History Built in 1985 by Carnival Cruise Line, Magellan started life as the Carnival Holiday taking families on the holiday of a lifetime before it became the Grand Holiday in 2009 for Ibero Cruises, for the Spanish market. It joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in 2015 and became a firm favourite with our loyal customers. Named after Ferdinand Magellan, the 16th century explorer, our Magellan will take guests everywhere, all the way from the Amazon to the Arctic Circle to see the stunning Northern Lights.

S H I P S TAT S

GTR

GR OS S TO NNAGE

46,052 GRT

Restaurants

221.3 M 15-16 LENGTH

Serving a mixture of international and British cuisine, the food on board Magellan is renowned throughout the cruise world. The ship has two main restaurants: the Waldorf and Kensington, as well as the Raffles buffet and The Grill out on deck for two more casual options. Breakfast and lunch are both open seating in the main restaurants, while dinner is served across two sittings. Wherever you choose to dine you’re sure to enjoy it. There is also room service from 6am to midnight for anyone still feeling peckish.

RE GIST RY

BAHAMAS

28 M

KNOTS

BEAM WIDTH

CRUISING SPEED

PA S S E N G E R C A PA C I T Y

726

Bars

1250

CA BINS

PA S SENGER S

PAS SENGER DE CK S

L IF TS

9

If you want a sophisticated night out then you can’t go wrong on Magellan. From the intimate Neptune Observation Deck to the main show lounge where guests can watch a show or hear a talk from one of our guest speakers, there is something for everyone. Why not see if lady luck is on your side with a spin of the roulette wheel? Our talented bar team will be more than happy to expertly mix your favourite cocktail – or recommend one of our house specials.

8

T O TA L N U M B E R O F C R E W

560 S H I P F E AT U R E S

Reception Desk: 9970

STABI L I S E D

39

AI R C O N DI T I O N E D

2 2 0 V C UR R E N T


MEET THE FLEET

M A RCO P OLO A star of the CMV fleet that has been sailing the seven seas for more than half a century, the Marco Polo offers old-world charm in comfort and style

O

ne of the most famous vessels at sea, Marco Polo has a strong and loyal following among ship lovers who follow her right around the world. She has travelled to all four corners of the globe and sailed the seven seas for more than 50 years. She is now an integral part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet. Capable of carrying just 800 passengers, Marco Polo offers an intimate, club-like atmosphere for its mostly British clientele. Guests can relax in five lounges, eat in one

of two restaurants and soak in one of the ship’s numerous Jacuzzis. The food is a fine mixture of traditional British fare and international cuisine. Specialising in regional departures from around the UK, Marco Polo runs cruises from ports including Hull, Cardiff, Rosyth, Bristol and Liverpool – making a cruise with Cruise & Maritime Voyages as convenient as it is relaxing. For anyone wanting some old-world charm, with plenty comfort and style, then a trip on Marco Polo is the adventure of a lifetime.

40


MEET THE FLEET

M A RCO P OLO OV ERV IEW

History Launched in the Soviet Union by the Baltic Shipping Company, the Aleksandr Pushkin, as it was known from 1965, has lived a long and varied life. The company was built with the capability to transport military equipment if needed but as time went by stuck to transferring people and was the first vessel in the Soviet Union to have a disco installed (in 1970). In 1985 she was sold to the Far Eastern Shipping Company and eventually fell into disrepair – she was discovered by Gerry Herod, renamed, and bought by Orient Lines. In 2010 she joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet and was until recently the company’s flagship.

S H I P S TAT S

GTR

GR OS S TO NNAGE

22,080 GRT

176.3 M LENGTH

Restaurants

16.5

RE GIST RY

BAHAMAS

23.6 M

KNOTS

BEAM WIDTH

CRUISING SPEED

PA S S E N G E R C A PA C I T Y

For such an intimate ship Marco Polo offers a wealth of dining options. From the main Waldorf restaurant, where guests are served by our highly trained staff, to the more casual Marco’s Bistro, for passengers who want to see what the extensive buffet holds – and, if the weather is fine, take it out onto the ship’s glamorous, wooden deck and eat al fresco.

425

800

CA BINS

PA S SENGER S

PAS SENGER DE CK S

L IF TS

Bars Watch as our talented singers and dancers take to the stage in the beautiful Marco Polo Lounge or relax in the intimate Captain’s Club Lounge. Scott’s Bar – where musicians take to the stage and passengers take to the floor – is another popular spot where our guests will dance until the small hours and enjoy a cocktail or two. Wherever you choose to spend your time on Marco Polo you are guaranteed a good night as our team endeavour to take care of your every desire – no matter what kind of evening floats your boat!

8

4

T O TA L N U M B E R O F C R E W

350 S H I P F E AT U R E S

220

Reception Desk: 2300

STABI L I S E D

41

AI R C O N DI T I O N E D

110

100/220V CURRENT


MEET THE FLEET

ASTOR A beautiful ship which offers those once-in-alifetime trips to the other side of the world giving you the chance to relax with every need catered for

A

stor is the perfect ship for taking that epic journey to the other side of the world. The ship runs incredible cruises through the West Indies, Panama Canal and South Pacific eventually finishing in Australia where she is based for much of the year. For those who don’t want the hassle of flying but have always wanted to visit family Down Under, Astor offers that once-in-a-lifetime trip where every part of your journey is catered for; from visits to exotic countries where you only have to unpack once, to gourmet cuisine

and a relaxed bar where you can share your travel stories with like-minded guests. The ship features a rare indoor swimming pool, spa, restaurants and bars for 600 lucky passengers who get the chance to sit back and relax as their every need is catered for by our team of attentive and dedicated staff. From your UK departure port, our team will take you to some of the most exciting places in the world, from sun-kissed Pacific islands to lush New Zealand landscapes. The only problem is that you won’t want to leave at the end of your cruise.

42


MEET THE FLEET

ASTO R OV ERV IEW

History Built in 1987, Astor has been owned by the Black Sea Shipping Company – a Soviet Union-based firm where it was renamed the Fedor Dostoevskiy – sailed around the world numerous times and was even attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Oman. Originally designed to make long-haul trips between Southampton and South Africa, Astor now takes British passengers all the way from the UK to Australia, where she spends much of her time.

S H I P S TAT S

GTR

GR OS S TO NNAGE

20,606 GRT

RE GIST RY

BAHAMAS

Restaurants The classy Waldorf Restaurant serves as the Astor’s main dining room and runs two sittings per evening, with open seating for breakfast and lunch. There you will find a range of international classics and British favourites – all perfectly made by our expert team of onboard chefs. The Club Bistro offers a self-service buffet for a more casual dining option, where no dress code applies. There are also two smaller, more intimate, restaurants situated on either side of the Waldorf – Commodore’s and Admiral’s – which guests can eat in free of charge.

176.5 M LENGTH

16.5

22.61 M

KNOTS

BEAM WIDTH

CRUISING SPEED

PA S S E N G E R C A PA C I T Y

289

Bars

600

CA BINS

PA S SENGER S

PAS SENGER DE CK S

L IF TS

7

The Captain’s Club is the epicentre of this beautiful ship and acts as the vessel’s life and soul for those wanting to grab a drink on their way to the Astor Lounge where the ship’s troupe of entertainers take to the stage with an ever-changing roster of shows, talks and special evenings. The atmospheric Hanse Bar, towards the aft, is the perfect spot to watch the sun set over an evening cocktail – it’s become a special spot for those seeking a magical moment with their travel companion.

2

T O TA L N U M B E R O F C R E W

280 S H I P F E AT U R E S

Reception Desk: 15

STABI L I S E D

43

AI R C O N DI T I O N E D

2 2 0 V C UR R E N T


MEET THE FLEET

ASTORI A One of the most handsome vessels at sea, with one of the most interesting histories, the Astoria is strictly adults only with the facilities of a ship twice its size

F

rom its beautiful walk around promenade deck to its intimate, club-like atmosphere, the exclusively adult Astoria is one of the most handsome vessels at sea. Carrying up to 550 passengers, the smallest ship in Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ fleet includes an impressive restaurant and separate buffet area serving a mixture of traditional British dishes and international favourites. The ship also has a show lounge, nightclub, cinema, casino, shopping boutique, photo shop, library, card and bridge room, fitness and

44

health centre with sauna and massage facilities – unheard of for a ship of this size. The outdoor swimming pool is an added bonus. The majority of cabins boast ocean views, while those who want something even more luxurious can opt for one of the ship’s suites, a number of which include private balconies. Astoria is one of the few ships that is strictly adults only all year round, even during the school summer holidays. That means there is always a sophisticated feeling on board, as the ship sails to some of the world’s most stunning destinations.


MEET THE FLEET

ASTORI A OV ERV IEW

History Built in 1946 in the golden era of ocean travel, Astoria is a ship that has a long and exciting history. It was once the smallest to operate the Atlantic crossing and – in its former incarnation as the Stockholm – was even involved in a maritime disaster after colliding with the Andrea Doria in 1956. Since then Astoria has been owned by the East German government (when she was named ‘friendship between nations’) and Italian companies. As part of Cruise & Maritime’s fleet her time now is far more relaxed – befitting a ship that has put in so many years of service.

S H I P S TAT S

GTR

GR OS S TO NNAGE

16,144 GRT

160.07 M

Restaurants

LENGTH

Astoria’s main restaurant is the sublime Olissipo. Dine in style while surrounded by the wonderful art deco décor, flanked by evocative portholes that hark back to a more stylish era. The service and food are both superb. Alternatively, guests looking for a more casual experience can dine in the Lotus Buffet and eat out on deck if they wish. The ship serves everything from breakfast to late night snacks.

16.5

RE GIST RY

PORTUGAL

21.03 M

KNOTS

BEAM WIDTH

CRUISING SPEED

PA S S E N G E R C A PA C I T Y

277

550

CA BINS

PA S SENGER S

PAS SENGER DE CK S

L IF TS

Bars Passengers on Astoria have the hottest ticket in town. From catching a Broadwaystyle show at the Calypso Show Lounge to trying your luck at the tables in the casino, there is an elegant evening to suit all tastes. Night owls can have a dance in the night club or there’s Sirenes Bar for those looking for a quiet drink and a bit of conversation with new found friends. Round off the perfect evening with a stroll around the promenade deck under a sea of stars – away from light pollution – one of the most romantic sights in the world.

8

2

T O TA L N U M B E R O F C R E W

270 S H I P F E AT U R E S

Reception Desk: 0

STABI L I S E D

45

AI R C O N DI T I O N E D

2 2 0 V C UR R E N T


RESTAURANTS

W HER E TO E AT From fine dining to casual buffets, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has food for every occasion. Whether it’s a gala dinner in one of our beautiful restaurants or a sophisticated afternoon tea out on deck, there really is something for everyone. One thing is for certain though – you’ll never go hungry while sailing on one of our ships

Fusion Columbus

The Grill Columbus

Kensington Magellan

Sit down in one of our beautiful speciality restaurants and have a night that you’ll never forget. Fusion serves incredible Indian food such as chicken tikka, lamb rogan josh and maharaja thali – with a twist by our talented chefs.

Enjoy the very best that Dartmoor Farms has to offer in our fine dining steakhouse. The Grill serves the very best cuts with some of our favourite wine pairings, from robust merlots through to lighter pinot noirs, all in sophisticated surroundings.

The main restaurant on board Magellan is open throughout the day – from breakfast until dinner. In beautiful surroundings guests will be waited on attentively as our staff serve some of the best food available at sea.

46


Dress code

During the day guests tend to go casual when it comes to dress code. In the evenings things get a bit smarter, while on our formal nights it’s dress to impress. However, if you don’t want to take part then our casual dining options are always open.

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Olissipo Astoria

Waldorf Marco Polo

Chef’s Table On all ships

Bedecked in old world charm, this incredible art deco style restaurant with its porthole views takes passengers back to the golden era of cruising. Eat in style and be transported to other worlds as we cook you up something special.

The main dining room on board Marco Polo is adorned with a beautiful stained glass dome, making any meal here a truly unique dining experience. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner – a meal here is one that you will never forget.

If you are looking to make your evening extra special then let our master chefs dazzle you. Take a seat in the secluded Chef’s Table and enjoy the eight-course degustation menu paired with specially selected wines and a private cocktail party.

47


FUTURE CRUISES

NOW BO OK I NG Book another cruise on board one of our ships and enjoy a range of incredible benefits

O

ur beautiful fleet will be sailing to some of the most exciting destinations in the world next year – and you could be on board. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers by sailing up the Amazon or visit ultra-modern Dubai (pictured). Whether it’s the northern lights or Sydney Harbour, we’ve got something for you. If you need some more inspiration, why not read our in-depth look at the Norwegian fjords (page 16), Sydney (page 19) and the incredible 121-night world cruise on Columbus (page 12) elsewhere in this magazine.

Don’t miss our new flagship

Have you been on Columbus yet? The 775-cabin ship is the perfect vessel to take you on your next dream holiday – from round the world cruises to midnight sun voyages – with all of the incredible facilities it has to offer.

BOOK A TRIP... Visit the Future Cruise Sales desk to find out more

48


MEDICAL FACILITIES

FEEL ING U NW EL L ? Our team of highly trained medical staff will make sure you’re looked after on board

T

he ship’s doctor has a daily surgery (see Daily Programme for times). It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full prior to your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from reception free of charge. For more information

on how to contact reception on your ship, see Meet The Fleet from page 36. Before you sail, please check with your healthcare professional for health and travel alerts from the countries you are visiting. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that they comply with all health and vaccination requirements and are adequately protected. You can also access online information resources from the World Health Organisation at who.int/vaccines-diseases and the Centres for Disease Control website at cdc.gov/travel.

H OW TO C O M B AT S E A S I C K N E S S Seasickness occurs when there’s a conflict between what your eyes see and what your inner ears, which help with balance, sense. Unfortunately there is no magic solution – some people swear by acupressure wristbands (seabands), while tablets – available from reception – can help. If you want a more natural approach, ginger has long been used as a remedy for nausea.

49


ENTERTAINMENT

Our latest release...

WHAT’S ON Whether it’s our Broadway-style shows or a game of cards, at Cruise & Maritime Voyages we’ve got you covered. Here we highlight some of the entertainment options available on board our ships

T H AT ’ S E N T E R TA I N M E N T . . . Remember to check your Daily Programme for a full list of what’s going on around our ships

Anchors Aweigh! Based on well-known nautical songs such as In the Navy, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean and Harbour Lights this new show is about the many-sided life of a sailor: hard work, melancholy for the motherland, love and… alcohol. Yes, it’s about a drunken sailor who unexpectedly falls asleep and has a fantastic dream leading to many surprises. Come and see Anchors Aweigh! and you will feel like a real seaman!

Shows

Gym

Photo studio

Each one of our ships has a theatre on board with its very own all-singing, alldancing troupe of talented entertainers. Each night they perform shows for the entire ship, from cabaret to classic show tunes and pop hits.

Want to keep up that healthy regime while on holiday? Each of our ships is fitted with its own health centre so you can burn off the calories from all the great food on board.

Once on board you will quickly notice our photographer working hard to ensure that you get to take home something more than just memories. Visit the photo studio to find out more about the packages available.

50


Library

Shops

Card room

There is always a quiet spot to be found on board our ships for those wanting nothing more than a chance to sit down with a good book. Visit the library and browse our collection of fiction and travel books to get some inspiration.

All of our ships have an onboard shop where you can buy anything from travel essentials to souvenirs to remember your holiday. Turn to page 56 for information on what is available.

Ask at reception about card rooms, which are found on most of our ships. There will be scheduled bridge and other card games available for lovers of the game.

51


SHORE EXCURSIONS

T RIPS AS HOR E Our shore excursions are some of the best available. A dedicated shore excursion team is available on board all of our ships and they offer the best way to explore

V

isiting new destinations around the world is always an exciting prospect and, to enhance the enjoyment of our cruises, our acclaimed optional shore excursions are designed to show our guests the highlights of each of the ports of call. Our shore excursion programmes around the world include many destinations and highlights, but they are not always just a scenic drive. We also offer many other experiences so that our guests have a number of different options to choose from, depending on their own desires and abilities. We cater for the increasing popularity of activity tours with hiking, sea-safaris, snowmobiling, Segways and kayaking excursions, to name just a few. All of our shore excursions are operated under the management of responsible and experienced local ground handling agencies. All guests participating on our shore excursions have the peace of mind that they will return to the ship before it sails. If

the ship is unable to call at a specific port, for various reasons, including bad weather, all guests registered on our excursions will receive a full refund. A dedicated shore excursion team is on board all of our ships to make sure everything goes smoothly at every port of call. If the itinerary or call timings change during the cruise, the shore excursion team will do their best to ensure the programme continues to operate with as little disruption as possible. Shore excursion information is sent approximately eight weeks prior to departure in your Pre-Sailing Pack, along with other important pre-cruise information. Shore Excursions will then be available to view and pre-register online through Manage My Cruise on our website. Here guests have the ability to print or view a confirmation of preregistrations. Payments for shore excursions are charged to the ship board account and are payable at the end of the cruise. Visit our website cruiseandmaritime.com/ shore-excursions for more information.

52


SHORE EXCURSIONS

Michelle Lupino – head of shore excursions for Cruise & Maritime Voyages – reveals her favourite shore excursion programmes

1. COLUMBUS’ WORLD CRUISE

2. AMAZON & WEST INDIES

3. NORWAY & THE FJORDS / ICELAND

The epic world cruise on the newest ship in our fleet takes in destinations you probably never dreamed you would see

All manner of tropical paradises and exotic wildlife await on our cruises to the West Indies and the Amazon

Stunning, awe-inspiring scenery and natural features from waterfalls to geysers can be seen on our Nordic cruises

RE C O M M E N D E D E XC U R S IO NS

R E CO MME N D ED E XCURS IONS

RE C OMMENDED EXC URS IONS

Aqaba – The Lost City of Petra Ashdod – Jerusalem Safaga – Luxor & Valley of the Kings

Parintins – Boi Bumba Santarem – Lake Maica & Piranha Fishing Manaus – River Cruise to the Meeting of the Waters

Winter – Alta – In Search for the Borealis Summer – Flåm – The Flåm Railway Reykjavik – The Golden Circle

4. BALTIC 5. SCENIC TOUR & ST PETERSBURG BRITISH ISLES

The baroque architecture of St Petersburg is unforgettable and the unspoilt Baltic coast has much to offer

Closer to home, we take in some of the most far-flung – and breathtaking – parts of the British Isles

RE C O M M E N D E D E XC U R S IO NS

R E CO MME N D ED E XCURS IONS

St. Petersburg – Two Day Package

Kirkwall – Scenic Orkney

Warnemunde – Berlin Highlights & River Cruise

St. Mary’s – Tresco Abbey Gardens

53

Looking to book?

Shore excursion information is sent in your pre-sailing pack and you will be able to view the details and pre-register through Manage My Cruise. Payments are charged to the ship board account. For more information visit cruiseandmaritime.com/ shore-excursions


ON BOARD SERVICES

M A K IN G L IFE E ASY We know that your holiday is important and at CMV we aim to make it as hassle free as possible. Here you will find some basic information and general housekeeping rules that are all aimed at one thing: ensuring your holiday is as relaxing as it can be

Reception Reception on all of our ships is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any questions they will be able to help direct your query. The reception number varies for each ship – on Astor (dial 15) Astoria (dial 0), Columbus (dial 0), Magellan (dial 9970) and Marco Polo (dial 2300).

Daily Programme Be sure to check your Daily Programme, which will be delivered to your cabin every day, for news about what’s going on around the ship, plus lots of other useful advice such as the correct dress code for each evening.

Your cabin

If you need to contact someone back home then you can use the telephone in your cabin to make external calls for £6 per minute.

Or, if you want to send an email or log in to Facebook, see Reception to connect to the ship’s wi-fi. There are safety deposit boxes in every cabin to store your valuables. The in-room television shows movies and entertainment which varies depending on the region that we’re sailing in.

54


Toilets

Customers are reminded not to attempt to flush any product apart from toilet tissue down the toilets

Housekeeping

We operate a cashless system across our fleet and all passengers must open an account within 24 hours of being on board. To open an account guests will need to register a credit card or deposit £100/AUS$150. Accounts will be settled automatically for those who have registered a credit card. Other guests can settle their accounts from the night prior to disembarkation. Longer cruises must be settled every 15 days.

Our housekeeping team will visit your cabin twice a day to make sure everything is spotless. If you don’t want to be disturbed then please use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and no one will come knocking. If you need fresh towels, just leave your used ones on the bathroom floor and our team will be happy to replace them.

Laundry

Pools

We offer a laundry service across all of our ships. Check the laundry bag in your wardrobe for prices and services available.

Pool towels are available in your cabin for those fancying a swim but please don’t use them to reserve sun beds!

Currency We are more than happy to exchange currency for you. Come down to reception and ask for more details. Please note that a three per cent commission is charged on travellers cheques.

Departure information Departure times and disembarkation information will be available every day in your Daily Programme.

55


SHOPPING

RETA IL T HERA PY Want to indulge yourself? Visit our shops to pick up a bargain on a range of branded goods. From handbags and briefcases to jewellery and watches

R

egardless of whether you’re looking for a souvenir to take home to a loved one or you want to pick up something to wear on formal night (we stock bow ties for anyone who’s forgot to pack one) – we’ve got you covered with the added benefit of duty and tax free prices (dependent on sailings). Our shops stock some of the world’s most luxurious brands at prices that you will have to see to believe. There’s also a range of holiday essentials, perfumes and cosmetics, snacks and CMV branded merchandise for those wanting to let their friends know that they are part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages family. Keep an eye on your daily programme to keep up to date about any offers or promotions the retail team are running throughout your cruise.

56


SPA & SALON

I NDULG E YO URS EL F Our Spas and Wellness Centres provide the ultimate in relaxation. Whether it’s a full body massage, or one of a range of holistic therapies, our staff will make your time with us as blissful as possible

Popular treatments to choose from

The Unique Aesthetic Revolution WISHPro uses non-invasive magnetic infusion technology to defeat the ageing cycle by driving specialised cosmetic formulations into deeper levels of the skin to treat the cells and restore circulation and nutrition.

Thai Massage The use of warm honey to work on the core of the body is a powerful way of releasing tension and removing toxins from the system. It improves the thermal regulation of the skin, has a positive influence on the entire nervous system, is anti-inflammatory and improves circulation.

58

Healing Stone Massage This premier stone massage utilises both smooth, hot Basalt (volcanic) stone and cool marble stones as an extension of the hands for a therapeutic massage to maximise relaxation. Balancing emotional, mental, physical and spiritual energy.


HOW TO BOOK

South Pacific Seashell Therapy

Ayurveda Healing Therapies

Using a unique combination of ocean minerals, this massage promotes increased extension of soft tissues, removal of toxins from cells, enhanced blood flow and relaxation of stiff muscles.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

59

For more information about the full range of spa therapies and beauty salon treatments available at the Jade Wellness Centre, call in at the reception. Alternatively call from your room to book a treatment: Astor dial 397 Astoria dial 762 Columbus dial 7056 Magellan dial 0152 Marco Polo dial 2732


BARS

FA NCY A DRINK? Whether you’re after a quick nightcap or you are a real night owl, everyone will find something to enjoy in the incredible range of bars across our fleet. Ask our master barman to knock up your favourite cocktail or enjoy a draft beer out on deck

Raffles Columbus

Sinatra’s Magellan

Sirenes Bar Astoria

One of the most sophisticated places to grab a pre-dinner drink while on board, Raffles is one of the classiest bars at sea, with its low mood lighting and well-stocked bar. You’re sure to have a good time in here.

Sit back in the relaxing Sinatra’s Bar and listen as our talented musicians serenade you on one of the ship’s grand pianos. See if you can name all of the famous faces on the wall from Hollywood’s golden age as you indulge in a bit of well-deserved me time.

Take a seat at the beautiful curved bar and choose your poison as our talented bar team show you their skills and fix you your favourite drink, made just the way you like it.

60


ON THE MENU

Captain’s Club Marco Polo

Cappuccino’s Columbus

Room service & minibar

You’ll have to arrive early to get a seat by the white grand piano in Marco Polo’s sophisticated Captain’s Club. The bar is the perfect place to grab a drink before dinner.

One of two speciality coffee bars on board serving awardwinning Piazza D’oro coffee, this is the perfect place to ask one of our baristas to knock up a latte or a mocha. We’ve got a bottle of something special behind the bar, too, if you wanted to go Irish.

If you’d rather have a night in, a selection of drinks, as well as hot and cold snacks, are available to order direct to your room (see page 65 for the menu). All Premium Cabins have a fully-stocked minibar.

61


HEALTH & SAFETY

STAY IN G SA FE ON BOA RD Your safety is the single most important thing to us while you’re on board. While we will always do our utmost to keep you safe, there are a number of things that you can do to help your holiday go as smoothly as possible Taking care

Remember that the ship is going to move during your cruise so you should take care when walking around. Use the handrails where provided and be careful on slippery surfaces. Many doors are heavier than you will find on land and may have a lip to step over.

Sanitation

Remember to wash your hands as regularly as possible and use the sanitisers that you will find around the ship. This is to stop the spread of infection while on board.

Seasickness

If you do get seasick while on board go to Reception where tablets are free of charge.

Medical centre

Please see page 49 to find out more about our onboard medical centre.

Smoking

All of our ships are non-smoking, meaning you cannot smoke anywhere inside. We do, however, have special outdoor areas for smokers. E-cigarettes are not allowed to be used inside the ship either.

Drinking water

Tap water is safe to drink on board. However, because it is chlorinated, in accordance with international law, we recommend that you drink bottled water.

62


GO GREEN

A L L N I G H T LO N G Our Reception is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Doing our part

Emergency procedures

We are committed to preserving the future of the destinations we visit as well as the seas we sail on. You can do your part too by switching off lights and electrical appliances when they’re not in use, not having your towels washed after each use and helping economies by enjoying the local delicacies.

The safety drill is a mandatory part of the cruise and must be completed according to maritime law. Listen out for announcements about the drill at the beginning of your cruise. If you are still unsure about any of the safety aspects of your cruise please contact the safety officer. Life jackets and information on your muster station can be found in your cabin.

63


REWARDS

Since 2010, we have carried more than 165,000 passengers. Nearly 45 per cent of our guests are repeat CMV cruisers and so we want to reward that loyalty with a special club and a range of benefits

Tiers of membership

Silver

Up to 20 nights cruised • Receive a complimentary copy of Compass, the CMV magazine • Priority notification of programme releases and news updates

Gold

21 to 99 nights cruised As per Silver, plus... • Fast Track embarkation/disembarkation facility • Invitation to attend exclusive on board repeaters Club Cocktail Party • Receipt of a special Club lapel pin badge • 5 per cent savings for onboard laundry, shore excursions and drinks

Platinum

100 to 199 nights cruised As per Silver and Gold, plus… • Advance opportunity to book a cruise prior to programme going on general sale • Guaranteed first or second sitting dining option (excluding table size) • Invitation to Captain’s or Officers’ table on cruises of 12 nights or more • A personal bon voyage message and bottle of Champagne in your cabin on departure (if not booking suite accommodation where already included) • 5 per cent future cruise discount on bookings made at least 120 days prior to sail date • 7.5 per cent savings for onboard laundry, shore excursions, drinks and internet packages

Diamond

200+ nights cruised As per Silver, Gold and Platinum, plus… • Welcome fruit bowl, flowers and a plate of canapés (if not booking deluxe suite accommodation where already included) • 10 per cent future cruise discount (Booking must be made at least 120 days prior to sail date) • 10 per cent savings for onboard laundry, shore excursions, drinks and internet packages

64


IN- R O OM

F O OD

Please contact Reception to place your food order between 6am and Midnight. For Astor dial 15, Astoria dial 0, Columbus dial 0, Magellan dial 9970 and Marco Polo dial 2300

SALADS Classic Caesar Salad���������������������������������������������������������������� £6.80 / $11.00 With croutons, parmesan shavings and Caesar dressing + add grilled chicken fillet���������������������������������������������������������� £1.50 / $2.50

S A N DW I C H E S Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sandwich � �������������������������������� £5.50 / $8.95 Smoked salmon, capers, onion rings and cream cheese Swiss Cheese Sandwich�������������������������������������������������������������� £3.95 / $6.95 Swiss cheese, tomatoes and salad  Classic Club Sandwich���������������������������������������������������������������� £5.95 / $9.95 Chicken, bacon, tomatoes and mayonnaise Mediterranean Sandwich � ������������������������������������������������������������ £3.95 / $6.95 Pesto, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil

BURGERS Classic Cheese Burger� �������������������������������������������������������������� £8.95 / $14.95 Beef burger, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and cheese

PA S TA Spaghetti Bolognese � ����������������������������������������������������������������� £6.95 / $11.95 Traditional tomato meat sauce with basil and parmesan cheese

CHEESE Cheese Plates����������������������������������������������������������������������������� £5.95 / $9.95 Assorted cheese, grapes, chutney and biscuits

DESSERTS

THIRSTY? Turn over the page for our full selection of in-room drinks

Fresh Fruit Salad���������� £3.95 / $6.95 Cake Of The Day � ��������� £3.20 / $5.95

65


IN- R O OM

DRINKS

Please contact Reception to place your order. In-room drinks are available 24 hours a day. For Astor dial 15, Astoria dial 0, Columbus dial 0, Magellan dial 9970 and Marco Polo dial 2300

WINE (ALL 75 CL) WHITE 

MINIBAR GBP

Pinot Grigio Sacchetto Veneto, Italy

/

AUD

£15.00 / $24.00

A fine, delicate though full-bodied wine with aromas of apricot and linden flower 

Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja, Spain.

£17.00 / $28.00

A fresh wine with well-structured body, aged in oak barrels with aromas of dates and dried apricots and a pleasant finish

ROSE Chiaretto Monferrato SanSilvestro  Veneto, Italy

£16.00 / $26.00

A dry crisp Rose with a fruity bouquet, notes of raspberry and a smooth and pleasant finish

RED Montepulciano d’Abruzzo  Toscana, Italy

£16.00 / $26.00

A smooth, velvety wine with a touch of ripe fruit and cherry notes

Hacienda Lopez de Haro Tempranillo  £17.00 / $28.00 Rioja, Spain A well-blended wine of garnet red colour with notes of balsamic and aromas of toasted oak in an elegant finish

All Premium Cabins have a fully set-up minibar – just help yourself and sign one of the slips. In all other cabin categories, just order from your cabin steward.

WATER 0.75CL Still £2.20 / $3.95 SPIRITS 5CL Gin £2.30 Vodka £2.30 Rum £2.30 Whisky £2.30  WINE 25CL White  £5.00 Red  £5.00  MIXERS 33CL Coca-Cola£2.05 Coca-Cola Light  $3.95 Sprite  £2.05 SNACKS Peanuts 

/ / / /

$5.45 $5.45 $5.45 $5.45

/ $6.95 / $6.95 / $3.95 £2.05 / / $3.95

£1.95 / $2.95

For the entire selection, please refer to your minibar order form

S PA R K L I N G W I N E Römer Krönung Sparkling wine  Germany

£14.00 / $23.00

A dry, delicate sparkling wine, perfect as an aperitif

HUNGRY?

TO G O W I T H YO U R W I N E . . . Antipasti Selection

Italian delicatessen (cold cuts and cheese) served with pickles, vegetables and bread  If bought without bottle of wine



£5.95 / $9.95 £8.95 / $14.95

66

Turn back to P65 for our full selection of in-room food options available daily from 6am til midnight.


Mediterranean Odyssey

Mouth-watering variety is the key word for this spectacular cruise featuring highlights of the western Mediterranean. Sailing from Bristol on 22 September 2018, this 15 night cruise on board Magellan is an exciting new itinerary for CMV visiting Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Gibraltar.

Cruise Highlights

Grand architecture gives way to charming old quarters and contrasting cities reveal a wealth of fascinating history as you discover each destination’s unique culture and ambience. You’ll be tempted with shopping for bargains, or choose to simply relax, enjoy the local cuisine, and let the world go by.

• Walk in the footsteps of film stars and millionaires as

Bristol Port - Lisbon (Portugal) - Barcelona (Spain) - Cannes (France) - Civitavecchia for Rome (Italy) Gibraltar - Cobh for Cork (Ireland) - Bristol Port.

Highlights may be subject to pre-registering specific shore excursions and are

• Explore Lisbon’s picturesque, old Alfama quarter of narrow streets and winding alleyways • In Barcelona be sure to see La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished cathedral

you discover Cannes • The Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain are just some of Rome’s most famous monuments

subject to operation and weather conditions. This cruise is also available from/to Cobh, Ireland departing on 21st September 2018.


Profile for Waterfront Publishing

Globe magazine  

Globe magazine  

Advertisement