I have to say that as one of the world’s biggest sceptics, I wasn’t expecting too much from this Maritime Memories Voyage, but it really was something very special and both my wife and I enjoyed every precious minute aboard.
John Bird, Maritime Consultant and ex-Cunard Mate
In addition to our captivating cruises around Latin America and the Caribbean, you can choose from a wide range of no-fl y cruises to Northern Waters and Scandinavia or Summer fl y cruises to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. To book or request a brochure call Voyages of Discovery on 0844 822 0847 (quote MM01).
To find out more about Minerva’s year round programme of cruises and/or river cruises, call Swan Hellenic on 0844 822 0847 to request a brochure.
We wanted a great itinerary for our first Maritime Memories voyage aboard the handsome MV Voyager; this voyage will be for just 15 days, but judging by the initial reaction from MM people who have somehow heard about it and want to book straight away, it’s going to be another very different and very special voyage.
As this is the last year this beautiful ship, the “Saga Ruby” will be in service, we’ve been inundated with requests from you, asking if we would try to arrange a special Maritime Memories voyage aboard her.
Because it will take us another six weeks to get our brochure to you, we decided to give you this basic information early, so you can make sure you can book the accommodation you want, for because it is a proper-sized ship, we have no choice but to taking bookings on a ‘first come, first served basis.
We will be casting off in September 2013 for a special voyage around the Med and Adriatic, calling at some wonderful ports including ones that those great floating blocks of flats just can’t get in to.
The send off we got when we sailed from Portsmouth was something none aboard will ever forget…
Tugs giving a water display, warships sounding their whistles, crews doffing their head gear, a special signal being hoisted and the Queen’s Harbour Master leading the way in his special launch as we were escorted out to sea… What an amazing experience it was, and one that ITV captured for its news broadcast, such was the magical splendour of the occasion.
Click on the video above to view a short 4 minute trailer of a typical Maritime Memories Voyage, which for all of you who haven't been with us before, will help to demonstrate just what these very special voyages are like.