Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is getting into the Christmas spirit with new offers on a selection of festive breaks. A 3-night festive party cruise onboard Marco Polo sailing 19 December from Bristol Avonmouth to Cobh for Cork in Ireland is available from only £129pp. A 5-night Christmas market cruise onboard Columbus sails from London Tilbury 6
December calling at Amsterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp from £399pp.
The 3-night festive Ireland party cruise includes an overnight stay in Cobh, giving passengers the chance to discover this fascinating Irish port, formerly Queenstown of transatlantic liner fame. During the festive season Cork City’s ‘English Market’ is the perfect spot to sip hot chocolate and pick up a range of gifts and Christmas nibbles. Alternatively, take a stroll along the narrow streets of Cork and browse the variety of shops for last-minute Christmas gifts. On board the traditional and elegant Marco Polo guests can enjoy the delicious full board cuisine and stylish evening entertainment. Marco Polo also sails from London Tilbury on a 5-night Rotterdam, Rouen & Honfleur Christmas Market cruise 9 December with fares available from £199pp.
Columbus will sail 6 December on a festive five-night celebration to the German Christmas Markets, Amsterdam and Antwerp. Passengers can sample the delights of life onboard CMV’s flagship Columbus enjoying delicious full board cuisine and stylish entertainment. Calling at the historic cities of Hamburg and Antwerp with their delightful Christmas Markets, there will be plenty of time to enjoy Glühwein or Hot Chocolate, buy Christmas decorations and festive gifts. There will be more Christmas shopping opportunities in Amsterdam and a chance to explore the famous canals, museums and art galleries. A 4-night German Christmas Market & Amsterdam cruise on board Columbus sails from London Tilbury 13 December with fares available from £299pp. Columbus sails on a 3-night Amsterdam and Antwerp Christmas Market & Festive Getaway 17 December with fares available from £159pp.
The fares quoted are based on two people sharing a twin inner cabin and include delicious full board cuisine, afternoon teas and late-night snacks, Captain’s Cocktail Party, complimentary tea & coffee 6am to midnight, big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, daytime activities and leisure facilities, porterage of luggage, port to cabin and port taxes. For greater convenience CMV operate an automatic tipping system on board, so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £7pp per night will be debited to the passenger’s on-board account.