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This mini-cruise combines two of Northern Europe’s most atmospheric cities. Amsterdam bursting with history and classic gabled houses best admired on cruises along its famous canals. World renowned museums and art galleries showcase its cultural glories or perhaps choose to take a tour to the delightful windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Belgian beer and chocolate are hallmarks of pretty Antwerp which overflows with striking architecture and cobbled streets.

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Itinerary

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Arrive at London Tilbury and after you have checked in and found you cabin, enjoy the rest of the day exploring the ship and after a fabulous dinner experience a show in the Show Lounge.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS Dinner 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

One of Europe’s largest ports, Antwerp is renowned throughout the world as the centre of the diamond trade. With its charming medieval streets and remarkable renaissance buildings, Belgium’s second largest city is a delight.
Historic guild houses and Antwerp’s imposing Town Hall with its rows of colourful European flags surround the cobbled stone main square of the old city called Grote Markt. The focal point of the city skyline is the towering Gothic spire of the Cathedral of Our Lady.

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

After an early morning arrival back in Tilbury, enjoy a last breakfast before disembarking the ship.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • 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.

 

The Limelight Club - Get cosy beneath the low lighting of The Limelight Club as you prepare yourself for a show-stopper of an evening. Featuring entertainment by one of Britain’s best-loved musical talents, this exclusive show is bound to dazzle and delight. Paired with a sumptuous three-course supper that’ll have your taste-buds tingling, the limited capacity of this exclusively-for-adults venue makes for an intimate atmosphere. We recommend booking in advance to avoid losing a place in this sought-after hotspot. More than just an event, The Limelight Club is a feast for the senses, an experience you can take away with you. How’s that for a souvenir? (Extra charges may apply)

Headliners Theatre - Headliners introduces a new era of on-board entertainment.  With its stunning LED backdrop, her theatre offers dynamic shows and the slickest of production values.

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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
  • Port Parking £143 (unavailable to book within a week of departure)
  • Coach transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • 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.

Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. All our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All cruises that include a flight will be ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
28 May 2021 31 May 2021 3 All Ages £349 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
  • Port Parking £143 (unavailable to book within a week of departure)
  • Coach transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • 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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