Mike Hall Marketing Manager at Cruise & Maritime Voyages the cruise company for Ex UK cruises said “This is our best Easter ever with many people booking late deals right up until the last minute. We have 1500 passengers booked to enjoy the good weather and current great value prices.”

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has two departures this Easter (Saturday 23 April) Marco Polo sails from Tilbury with a Springtime Gardens theme to the Isles of Scilly, Guernsey and Rouen in France. The six night cruise had a just few cabins left yesterday at £299 per person.


The excursion to Tresco in the Isles of Scilly has almost 300 passengers booked to visit the famous Abbey Gardens.

Extra coaches have been laid on to take passengers from Rouen to Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny.

Mike Hall said “The UK fine weather and good value prices have prompted a sudden surge in bookings.”

From Hull, also on Saturday, Ocean Countess sails to the Norwegian Fjords on a six night cruise. The special excursion on the Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal and return, which climbs up the mountain side past waterfalls and villages, is the most popular tour with over 200 passengers pre-booked. Due to cancellations, a few cabins have become available at £299 per person.

The Company expects a last minute rush next week for people trying to get on board 29 April (Royal Wedding Day) when they have two departures from both Tilbury and Hull. The 3 night Bulbfields Weekend is essentially full, although CMV has opened up a waitlist for cancellations. There are some cabins left for the 6 night Springtime Fjordland cruise from Hull at just £299 per person.

Prices quoted are per person based on two people sharing an inside cabin on a full board basis with entertainment and daytime activities.

A fuel supp of £6pp per night applies for all bookings. Cruise & Maritime Voyages - www.cruiseandmaritime.com 0845 833 9798

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