Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has launched a huge range of Grand Voyages for 2021, including its 2021 World Cruise and a host of other ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ voyages.
Australians seeking a grand adventure can sail around the world with CMV to experience a number of true wish-list destinations and landmarks at very competitive early booking fares.
“We have seen a resurgence in travellers wanting to experience the romance of a classic grand ocean voyage,” says Dean Brazier, managing director of CMV Australia.
“With more travellers wanting to visit exotic destinations that are hard to reach by air or by road, our traditional, boutique ships give guests access to smaller ports and are perfect for journeying around the world in comfort and safety.”
The series of grand voyages on offer for 2020/21 means guests can explore Australia and the world on one of CMV’s small to mid-sized ships. The new itineraries showcase some of the most desirable destinations and regions in the world including Asia, Africa and South America, and with highlights such as Machu Picchu, the Amazon River in South America and the Great Wall of China.
Round-the-World with CMV: 120-Night Grand World Voyage
Guests taking the full 120-night Grand World Cruise can set sail on board Columbus from London (Tilbury) in January 2021 and return in May after visiting more than 38 destinations across 24 countries. This includes overnight stays in Papeete, Sydney, Mombasa (Kenya) and Cape Town. Back by popular demand are CMV’s extended stays, giving guests more time to explore ashore in Colon (for Panama City), Tonga, Auckland, Airlie Beach, Singapore, Phuket and Colombo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Casablanca (for Marrakech).
Columbus is CMV’s flagship, with the leading independent cruise line this year celebrating 10 years in operation. A mid-sized vessel, Columbus accommodates up to 1400 guests and is renowned for offering an intimate and country-club-like atmosphere on board. The full 120-night voyage is currently available on Buy One Get One Free, so guests can take the trip from just $16,649 per person* (guest one from $33,299 with second guest free), which is less than $140 per person per night.
Rather than travelling via the Suez Canal as CMV has previously done, this voyage will sail around the tip of South Africa, giving guests the opportunity to take a wildlife safari out of Cape Town or visit the white sandy beaches of Mombasa in Kenya.
World cruise sectors
CMV also offers a flexible range of sectors from the Grand World Voyage where guests can opt to embark on their globe-traversing trip from Sydney for less than $150 per person per night with CMV’s early booking specials.
Guests can board Columbus for a 49-night London to Sydney sector or a 71-night Sydney to London sector. Guests are encouraged to get in early to snap up the Buy One Get One Free offer, with the 71-night sector available for as little as $10,389 per person (guest one from $20,779 with second guest free). Alternatively, cruisers can enjoy a small taste of what it is a like to sail on a round-the-world voyage, by opting for a shorter Sydney to Singapore or Cape Town voyage.
CMV’s newest addition to the fleet, Vasco da Gama, will be offering a range of voyages between London and Australia, visiting destinations including Asia, the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean. Australian travellers can cruise the world and take only one flight, with these voyages being offered from ports such as Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth (Fremantle).
South Pacific and Caribbean Grand Voyages
Vasco da Gama’s Southbound Voyage will sail from London (Tilbury) through the Panama Canal and across the South Pacific, offering overnight stays in Bridgetown (Barbados) and Papeete (French Polynesia) as well as a visit to the unspoilt Maroe Bay (French Polynesia). Guests can secure a cabin on this voyage from as little as $137 per person per night, if they book quickly. As well as convenient disembarkation options in Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide, in 2021 CMV will also offer the option to disembark in Melbourne. These options give Australian travellers the chance to sail right up to their doorstep.
Asian and Mediterranean Grand Voyages
Vasco da Gama’s 74-night Grand Northbound Voyage will travel from Perth (Fremantle) to London (Tilbury) and will sail through Asia, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, offering an overnight stay in Istanbul and extended stays in iconic destinations including Phu My for Ho Chi Minh City, Santorini and Casablanca. This voyage has some exciting new calls, slightly off the beaten path, including Canakkale (Turkey) for tours to Troy and Gallipoli as well as Port Said (Egypt), gateway to Cairo. Cabins for this voyage start from as little as $8999 per person (guest one from $17,999 with second guest free), or $122 per person per night.
The 20/21 season will be the ship’s second season in Australia. Vasco da Gama’s Grand Voyages use Australian dollars on board, offering a convenient and cost-effective travel experience for Australians. Guests can get a taste of the ship when she arrives for her first Australasian season this December.
Marco Polo’s 110-night Grand Oriental Odyssey will visit exotic and on-trend Asian destinations, including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam and Cambodia. In addition, the voyage will visit iconic destinations in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea as it transits the Suez Canal, and will venture as far as Vladivostok in Russia. Cabins start from just $15,359 per person (guest one from $30,709 with second guest free) or $140 per person per night.
This voyage includes overnight stays in Ashdod (Israel), extended stays in Tianjin for Beijing, Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Phuket, Colombo, Safaga for Luxor and Piraeus for Athens, and the cruise can also be booked in one-way sectors such as Bristol to Hong Kong or Hong Kong to Bristol.
South American Grand Voyages
On Magellan’s 84-night Grand South America & Amazon Discovery voyage, guests have the chance to be one of the few travellers who can say they’ve circumnavigated spectacular South America, with a grand voyage on board the intimate Magellan. Guests can visit incredible destinations such as Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
The voyage includes a cruise along the Amazon River and Panama Canal Transit, scenic cruising around Cape Horn, and overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso (for Santiago) and Guayaquil (for Quito).
Extended stays include Callao for Lima and access to famed Machu Picchu. Travellers can snap up a cabin for as little as $11,659 per person (guest one from $23,309 with second guest free), which is less than $140 per person per night.
Buy One Get One Free
These voyages will be on sale from 13 June 2019 with a special Buy One Get One Free offer. Guests are encouraged to book early to secure the best fare.
For booking and more information, head to www.cmvaustralia.com
*All prices are in AUD and are based on twin share.
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