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Join CMV's newest ship in Singapore for her maiden voyage through Asia, where exotic Malaysia contrasts with the heady ambience of India and Oman. Discover ancient wonders at Luxor, Petra and Cairo during calls to Egypt and Jordan. Sail through the Suez Canal to Israel, Greece and Italy. The South of France, Spain and Portugal, bring added glitz while the final port of Amsterdam ends this voyage on a high.

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Itinerary

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Fly UK to Singapore to join CMV's Amy Johnson

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

Arrive in Singapore and transfer to the ship. Explore the ship and all its facilities and then as you are in Singapore overnight, you can explore Singapore too!

Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and South East Asia’s oriental star. Retaining its heritage of colonial buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars, this modern island is today more about contemporary art and hi-tech architecture. Victorian buildings and Chinese shop-houses with their red tiled roofs make for striking state-of-the-art conversions.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS Lunch & Dinner included

The ‘Historic State’ of Malaysia, Malacca is a melting pot of culture and history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its well-preserved architecture the city proudly showcases its Dutch, Portuguese and English heritage.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

The British made Kuala Lumpur the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings that continue to stand proudly today. Since then, a virtual ‘race to the sky’ has seen the graceful buildings and mosques surrounded by steel and glass towers. As well as museums and temples to visit, there’s an elephant sanctuary and rainforest canopy walk.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

The ‘jewel in the crown’ of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. George Town, the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. This paradise island has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Enjoy these days at sea relaxing before you arrive in India.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Beautifully situated in Kerala, Cochin has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. If you’re not tempted by an overland excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s fascinating cultural legacy, which includes a synagogue, churches, mosques, temples and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Don’t miss the Mattancherry Palace or a stroll along the lovely beach, scattered with unique Chinese fishing nets.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Your first glimpse of Mumbai, a densely populated and intoxicating city, will be the iconic Gateway of India that sits on the waterfront. A trip to Elephanta Island visits the temple carved out of rock. Visit too, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus whose exterior is a jungle of stone. Be sure to experience the furious energy of Mumbai’s markets.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

The second city of the Sultanate of Oman, after Muscat, Salalah is a place of antiquity with a heritage dating back to 100 B.C. and a number of natural attractions such as the nearby mountains, lush wadi areas and an attractive coastline with beautiful beaches. An abundance of Frankincense trees in the area give rise to the epithet ‘Perfume Capital of Arabia’.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Reached across the Eastern Desert from Safaga, Luxor, in the celebrated Valley of the Kings, is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum. Nothing in the world compares to the scale and grandeur of the ancient monuments.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

The port of Aqaba has been an important strategic and commercial centre since Roman times. It presents the opportunity to visit the lost city of Petra, which lies in the surrounding desert - a city that is estimated to date back to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Home to the northern point of the Suez Canal, Port Said’s impressive 56m high lighthouse has safely guided ships in and out of the canal since 1869 and from the boardwalk you can watch as ships queue to enter the canal. From Port Said take an optional shore excursion to Egypt’s pulsating capital city, Cairo, home to the famous pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

The ancient port to Tel Aviv, Ashdod is the gateway to the sacred city of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world. There’s much to see and do – optional tours will give you a broad view but be sure to see the gold-plated Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the City of David.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Santorini, or Thira, is a Greek Island in the Aegean Sea approximately 120 miles south east of the Greek mainland and is home to a rich variety of landscapes and villages.
Perched 900ft high on the dramatic cliffs overlooking the bay is the Island’s capital, Fira. A short cable car ride from the port brings you to this quaint old town with whitewashed buildings lining narrow cobblestoned streets bursting with shops, tavernas, hotels and cafes.

Beyond the town there is a beautiful countryside where tradition still survives. Cave houses, gardens, vineyards and tiny churches are all waiting to be discovered.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Piraeus is the gateway to Athens, the city of Plato and Socrates. Visit the Acropolis with its mighty Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. In the heart of the city there’s the National Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Stadium used for the first modern games.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Nestled between the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna, Catania is a delight of wide boulevards, lush parks and vibrant piazzas. Ensure you take an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Etna the most active volcano in Europe.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Naples is Italy’s third largest city located on the beautiful Amalfi Peninsula. Spend time, on an optional excursion, walking through the desolated streets of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both of which were covered in ash after the fateful eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome, Italy's capital and 'Eternal City'. Steeped in a 3000 year history, Rome is a living monument to explore and discover.  From the wonderfully preserved Pantheon to the impressive Colosseum, Rome is full of monuments. Be sure to visit the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain and the famous Spanish Steps, and stop by the designer boutiques, pavement cafes and inviting restaurants. Rome also incorporates the independent state of the Vatican City, which is the seat of the Pope. The dome of St. Peter's Basilica here dominates the skyline.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Villefranche is perhaps one of the most picturesque towns on the Cote d’Azur with its backdrop of wooded hills and stunning villas. Opt to visit Nice, the highlight of any visit to the French Riviera, with its splendid promenade which wraps around its vibrant harbour.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Barcelona is home to some of the most stunning works of art in the world. From Gaudi’s imposing Basilica and Temple of the Sagrada Família to the Spanish Steps, the city is alive with colours. Perhaps visit the 1992 Olympic Games site or wander through Las Ramblas.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years. Located on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Cadiz, the city is surrounded almost entirely by water and thanks to its historical trade links, it has many foreign influences that are still visible today. Narrow cobbled streets, small squares and weather-beaten buildings dating back to the Moors make the old city a charming place to explore with look-out towers used by merchants to spot returning trade ships scattered along the skyline. Cadiz also has a fine collection of ancient and contemporary art in its many 

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Situated just north of the mouth of the River Douro, Leixoes is one of Portugal’s major seaports and a gateway to Oporto. Optional excursions feature the country’s second city that is known throughout the world as the home of the famous port wine. A boat trip on the River Douro gives a different view of the city where dark buildings seem to be stacked one on another along the narrow, labyrinthine streets. In Oporto’s São Bento Station traditional tile panels depict the history of Portugal. Oporto is home to the Museum of the Tram giving insight into this traditional and often preferred mode of transport.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

A charming mix of both modern city and old town, La Coruña is capital of the Spanish province bearing the same name in the rugged and beautiful region of Galicia. The symbol of La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, is the 2nd century lighthouse Torre del Hercules. Beautiful old streets and squares are found in Ciudad Vieja. The heart of this old town is the colonnaded Maria Pita Square surrounded by delightful shops, cafes and restaurants.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Arrive London Tilbury (UK)

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

CMV Amy Johnson

The splendid Amy Johnson will soon become a wonderful new addition to the CMV fleet. This impressive mid-sized cruise is beautifully stylish with contemporary decor, comfortable and expansive cruise ship. Amy Johnson offers a real feeling of spaciousness and yet still retains that sense of intimacy and camaraderie so loved by CMV guests.

Cruising Amy Johnson


At 70,285grt, this impressive mid-sized cruise ship carries about 1400 passengers. Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, she has 11 passenger decks serviced by 9 lifts.

Amy Johnson is a beautifully stylish, comfortable and expansive cruise ship. She offers a real feeling of spaciousness and yet still retains that sense of intimacy and camaraderie so loved by CMV guests. She underwent refits in 2010, 2014 and 2017, and will be upgraded further in March 2021 before the start of her maiden CMV season.

Facilities

Amy Johnson offers no less than 11 different lounges and bars including Raffles Bar, The Orient, Dome Observatory, Ocean Bar and Taverner’s Pub, so there’s a wide choice of contrasting venues to choose from.

Other Facilities

The heart of this beautiful ship is the impressive three-decked Atrium where you will find Hemmingway’s for some refreshment, Ocean Bar, Casino Royale, shopping gallaria, photo gallery, Reception, shore excursions and future cruises. Other facilities on Amy Johnson include Cappuccino’s, Trumps & Access bridge and card room, Crafters Studio, Livingstone Library, CMV Active Studio, gym and Jade Spa.

There are spacious deck areas from which you can enjoy the panoramic views. And, when the weather is fine, there are two swimming pools, four whirlpools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.

Dining

The very attractive Waterfront Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner or for something more casual, there’s the buffet-style Pantry. At lunchtimes, when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill adds more choice. 

And, why not try the specialty dining options? The Fusion, Grill and Chef’s Table present truly intimate and delightful settings and outstanding menus (supplements apply).

Entertainment

Entertainment venues include the multi-tiered Palladium Show Lounge where the talented CMV Show Team and guest artists will entertain you. The stylish Dome Observatory & Nightclub plays host to cabarets and the late-night disco. In addition, there are various entertainment options around the ship including our classical interludes.

Cabins

All accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and is graded according to size and/or position within the ship. A high priority is placed on your comfort, and your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service throughout your time onboard.

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What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Drinks (soft drinks, speciality coffees, wines & spirits)
  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

 

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

 

Useful Information

Baggage Restrictions

With Ex-UK Cruise Only bookings there are no luggage restrictions. We do ask that each bag does not exceed 23kg for health and safety reasons for our porters. As there are no separate Baggage Room facilities aboard our ships, it should be noted that all baggage must be stored within the cabin. Under bed storage is available in most cabins for suitcases not exceeding 23cms depth. 

Passports
A passport is essential for all cruises, including mini cruises and sailings around the British Isles and Republic of Ireland and all British Citizens, must hold a full ten-year passport. Many countries, including most of those visited during the winter cruise programme and on the Astor cruise schedule, require visitors to hold passports that have at least six months validity beyond the return date of the cruise. It is the responsibility of holders of non-British passports to check with the relevant consular authorities of the countries to be visited to ascertain if there are any specific restrictions or requirements for their planned itinerary. Any passenger arriving at the departure port without a passport, or with the incorrect documentation, will not be allowed to embark. Such circumstances are not covered by insurance and no refund claims will be entertained.

Dress Code
During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given on board in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally, there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress or trouser suits and stylish co-ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Medical
The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you on board in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full prior to your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception at a nominal charge.

On Board Payments
All prices on board Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo are quoted in Sterling. A cashless system is in operation for all of your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise and you sign a debit when purchasing goods and services on board. This is charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by Travellers’ Cheques, which incur a 3% transaction fee, or by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards, and of course, cash. It is not possible to use personal cheques to settle onboard accounts. The Reception staff also offer a facility to purchase small amounts of certain foreign currencies for use in some of the ports of call. Please note that in payment of your onboard account an extra charge may be levied by your issuing bank for using your credit/debit card. Please note that we do now accept Pre-Paid Credit Cards (showing the VISA or Mastercard symbol) on our vessels.

Optional excursions
These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Duty-Free Sales
The onboard shops are open daily when each ship is at sea, but local customs regulations do not permit the sale of duty-free goods whilst a ship is in port. It should be noted that liquor and tobacco products purchased will only be delivered to your cabin on the last day of the cruise. Drink and tobacco may, of course, be purchased throughout the cruise from the ships’ bars at the listed shipboard prices.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Embarkation/Disembarkation Arrangements
The embarkation procedures at UK ports normally commence four hours prior to the published sailing time. At final disembarkation, you should allow approximately 90 minutes from the scheduled arrival time before disembarkation will commence. The full embarkation and disembarkation procedures and timings will be confirmed when tickets and cruise documentation are dispatched, usually 14 days prior to sail date.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
12 Apr 2021 26 May 2021 44 All Ages £5,099 Call to book

What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Drinks (soft drinks, speciality coffees, wines & spirits)
  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

 

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

 

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