Wednesday, 10 December 2014

CMV to offer a better deal to solo cruise passengers on Magellan

Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Magellan

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) have made a commitment to offer more cabins for single travellers on-board Magellan during 2015, and at more affordable prices.

The cruise line has set aside 150 superior inner and ocean view twin cabins exclusively for single occupancy. These are priced with just a 25 per cent single supplement on their Superior Category 3 and 9 twin prices.

Mike Hall, Head of Marketing at CMV said “We recognise the growing need for single cabins. By introducing Magellan to our fleet we have been able to address the demand. In many cases, cruise lines will charge anything up to twice the per person price on the basis that the same cabin could be sold to two people. CMV plan to make more cabins available and at better prices in 2015 for single travellers on board Magellan.”

Furthermore, the company will also introduce a programme of events for solo travellers including a welcome aboard cocktail party and get-togethers. These events will enable solo travellers to meet like-minded individuals and help to foster new friendships on-board.

Steve Newman reported last month on the addition of Magellan (formerly known as Grand Holiday) to the CMV fleet. The 46,052 gross tonne vessel has a capacity of around 1,250 passengers and will become the flagship of the CMV fleet, sailing alongside Marco Polo, Astor and Azores. The vessel, built in 1985, is owned by Carnival Corporation and will be operated by CMV from 2015. For the last five years the ship had been operated by the now defunct Iberocruceros.

Magellan will sail out of London Tilbury, Newcastle and Dundee. Her maiden voyage under the CMV brand will be from London Tilbury on 15 March 2015 to witness the Solar Eclipse on 20 March. Other itineraries on offer include sailings to the Norwegian Fjords, The Netherlands, Iceland, around the British Isles as well as to Scandinavia and The Baltics.

(Photo credit to Cruise and Maritime Voyages)