CMV-Cruise & Maritime Voyages has gone into administration (similar to the USA's filing for bankruptcy).
The company has appointed Paul Williams, Phil Dakin, and Edward Bines of Duff & Phelps as Joint Administrators.
The UK (Essex)-based CMV operated out of homeport London-Tilbury (England) with smaller-sized (passenger capacity) and older ships. CMV's current (as of 2020) fleet includes the vessels Columbus (1988-built), Marco Polo (1965), Magellan (1985), Astor (1987), Astoria (1948), Vasco da Gama (1992). For 2021 were scheduled for introduction two former P&O Australia liners - Pacific Dawn (CMV Amy Johnson) and Pacific Aria (CMV Ida Pfeiffer).
The company’s website reads:
“We are sorry to inform you that South Quay Travel Limited (“SQTL”) – which traded under the name Cruise & Maritime Voyages – was placed into administration on 20 July 2020. Paul Williams, Phil Dakin and Edward Bines of Duff & Phelps Ltd. were appointed Joint Administrators of SQTL. At present the Administrators are evaluating SQTL’s financial position.
“The information below sets out specific advice for customers who booked in the UK. This advice varies depending on which holiday and travel arrangements you have booked and how you paid.
“SQTL sold mainly cruise packages which are protected by ABTA.
“They also sold a small number of flight-inclusive packages which are protected by the CAA’s ATOL scheme.
“Please be aware that all bookings that have not taken place are cancelled.”