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Amazing Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam

Sailing via the Azores and Caribbean, Columbus will transit the Panama Canal calling at islands of the South Seas to New Zealand and Australia, before unveiling highlights of Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. Discover the ancient sites of Egypt and Jordan and transit the Suez Canal to the Holy Land from where Columbus sails the Mediterranean homeward bound.

London To Auckland

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Embark on CMV Columbus in London Tilbury for your Round the World adventure!

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS Dinner included

Rotterdam is an intriguing mix of old and new and one of the largest ports in the world. Rotterdam is divided into a northern and a southern part by the River Nieuwe Maas with the city centre located on the northern bank of the River. Built mostly behind dikes, large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level. There is a whole host of attractions - a city of modern architecture and delightful culture. Over the centuries, Rotterdam has grown from a fishing village into an international centre of trade. From here you have the opportunity to take visit Amsterdam or Delft and The Hague (the seat of the Dutch Government).

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day’s 3-6 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Since 1546 Ponta Delgada has been capital of São Miguel, which is the largest of the nine islands in the Azores archipelago. In the last twenty-five years the cosmopolitan little town has seen rapid expansion bringing the archipelago its first university, shopping mall and dual carriageway. Yet, it still has a small town charm with squares paved with black and white tiles, beautiful churches, and public buildings with white-painted facades and dark volcanic stone trim. Volcanic activity has produced spectacular scenery on the islands and this extraordinary natural beauty is a highlight of optional excursions.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 8-14 are at sea as we sail towards the sunny Caribbean!

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

With its delightful Dutch colonial architecture, bustling commercial capital and history museums, Curaçao, in the Dutch Antilles, feels like a little piece of Northern Europe. Yet, with its glorious beaches, it is definitely not and offers some of the best shopping in the Caribbean.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included
  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Cartagena in Colombia was the beating heart of the Spanish Empire in the New World as Spanish conquerors used it as a departure point for galleons bound for Europe, laden down with plundered treasures. The 16th and 17th-century buildings that line the cobbled streets of the Old Town have been given UNESCO World Heritage status and hark back to an age of adventure and conflict.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The seaport of Colon gives access to Panama City whose pirate history makes for interesting and plentiful sightseeing. Visit the Plaza de Francia which is dedicated to the 22,000 workers who perished while building the Panama Canal or explore the city’s many museums. Note: Panama/Suez transit times subject to confirmation of convoy timings which may affect port of call timings before or following transit.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we transit the Panama Canal. 

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 20-25 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we cross the Equator!

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 27-28 at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Nuku Hiva is situated on the north-western tip of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. It’s a huge island with dramatic landscapes, deep bays blessed with Robinson Crusoe-like beaches, dramatic waterfalls and timeless valleys. *Land by launch or tender

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 30 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

A modern and bustling town, Papeete is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian islands and often called the “Island of Love”. An overnight stay here will enable you to explore the natural wonders of this beautiful island in the heart of the South Pacific.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

A dreamlike setting, Bora Bora is a ring of sand-edged motu (islets) encircling a glinting turquoise lagoon surrounded by rainforest-covered peaks. Diving, snorkelling, lagoon tours, hiking and parasailing are readily available, but it’s the iconic over-the-water bungalows with piers reaching out like tentacles into the lagoon that Bora Bora is world-famous for. *Land by launch or tender

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 34-36 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we cross the International Date Line!

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Tonga is the oldest and last remaining Polynesian monarchy and the only Pacific nation never brought under foreign rule. With stretches of perfect white beaches, Tonga remains as close to authentic Polynesia as you’ll find. In fact, with its sheltered beauty and cultural authenticity, the Kingdom of Tonga is often described as the ‘jewel in the Pacific’.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Today is a day at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

As the largest city in the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji’s capital, is a melting pot of Indo-Fijian and colonial influences. Be sure to visit the Thurston Gardens home to a wide variety of native South Pacific plants and also to the Fiji Museum which highlights the history and culture of Fiji with artefacts dating back over 3,700 years including Fijian war canoes.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 41-43 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The sunny city of Tauranga sits right on the water’s edge in the Bay of Plenty. Tauranga is your gateway to Rotorua where you can opt to visit Te Puia (the Thermal Reserve). Here you can see and smell the boiling mud pools and steaming geysers and experience the customs and traditions of the Maoris.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Auckland is an archaeological wonder with two ancient rainforest covered mountain ranges. A blend of Polynesian culture and modern city environment has created a lifestyle ranked among the best in the world.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 46 is at sea as we head towards Wellington

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is home to an astonishing number of art galleries, libraries and museums. Begin taking in this compact city with a ride on the Kelburn Cable Car to the top of the Botanical Gardens. Te Papa Tangarewa museum provides an insight into the country’s people and culture.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 48-50 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Approached through its striking harbour with the iconic Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Sydney is Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Explore the sites around the harbour where you’ll find the Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The narrow streets and alleyways of this area contain many historic buildings, pubs, restaurants and shops.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 52-53 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Part of the Whitsunday Group, Hamilton Island is a beautiful resort. There’s something for everyone - with a marina, shops, restaurants and water sports. Be sure to take the optional boat trip to the breath-taking Whitehaven Beach. *Land by launch or tender.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 55 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Yorkey’s Knob (giggle once and move on) is a beach suburb of Cairns in North Queensland where you’ll find your own piece of paradise on the large expanse of golden palm-fringed beach. From nearby Cairns is a not to be missed the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef or discover the amazing World Heritage Rainforest. *Land by launch or tender.

 

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 57-59 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Nestled in the north of Papua New Guinea, the coast surrounding Madang is idyllic with crystal clear waters and beautiful volcanic islands dotted off the shore. Be sure to take time to appreciate this beautiful paradise, your last chance to enjoy the best of the South Pacific before sailing back over the equator to the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 61-66 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Travel about an hour north of the port of Yokohama to experience the frenetic energy and bright lights of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. While the city is one of the most densely populated in the world, and is constantly evolving, it is also deeply rooted in its traditions and has areas of calm amidst the rush hour crush.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 68 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Located at the southerly tip of Japan, Kagoshima is often compared with its Italian sister city of Naples due to its similar climate and palm tree-lined streets. The Senganen Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers beautiful Japanese style landscaped gardens with views over the striking Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 70-71 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Beijing is the perfect mix of ancient Chinese culture, modern architecture and commercial innovation. The cultural heart of China, few places on earth can compare to Beijing for historical interest. A visit to any of its six UNESCO World Heritage Sites should be a must including the Forbidden City and the Chinese Imperial Palace, which was the heart of Chinese rule.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 73-74 are at sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Sitting majestically at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is China’s most cosmopolitan city. It has a mind-blowing, ancient past which is displayed in a wealth of museums and temples. A visit to the Art and History Museum, China’s premier museum and home to priceless collections and life-sized terracotta figures from the third century B.C., is an absolute must.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 76-77 are at sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Hong Kong boasts a vibrant cultural scene that features the influences of its Chinese roots and colonial connections. Take the tram up to Victoria Peak where you’ll get a spectacular 360-degree view of the island. Board one of Hong Kong’s fabled sampan boats for a cruise through the bustling harbour. In Kowloon see the Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lian Garden and bustling Nathan Road.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we cruise the Hainan Strait.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Halong Bay rests beautifully over the Red River Delta on the coast of Vietnam. From here, visitors can travel inland to the politically historic, Hanoi, one of the country’s most fascinating cities. The most renowned monuments are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the austere former residence of the revolutionary leader. Visit the temple dedicated to Confucianism and explore the Old Quarter. *Land by launch or tender

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 84 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Cambodia offers you the chance to unwind and relax on its perfect white beaches and enjoy the warm, tranquil waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The ruins of Angkor, the capital city of the Khmer Empire should be on every visitor’s list. The temple is the Cambodian equivalent to the Taj Mahal and is the earthly representation of Mount Meru home of the Cambodian God-Kings, make sure you take time to explore this famous site.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Full of contradictions, the City of Angels - Thailand’s capital city, has a rich, multifaceted personality. What Bangkok lacks in museums, it makes up for in impressive temples and shiny palaces. There is a series of beautiful Buddhist temples to visit, including the Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The Grand Palace is definitely worth visiting, and a longtail boat ride - thrilling.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 87 to 88 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included
  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 92-94 are at sea.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

Sri Lanka’s capital is a delightful concoction of past and present. Its busy, man-made harbour, from which tea, spices and rubber are exported, stands side-by-side with historical museums and monuments. Colombo offers an array of charms, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Pettah Bazaar.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 96 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 98 is at sea. 

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 100-106 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 109 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we transit the Suez Canal.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 112 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 114-116 are at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea. In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with its African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain. A towering 1400ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711AD. See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 118-120 is at sea.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Bid farewell to new found friends and disembark Columbus.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS Breakfast included

About Columbus

At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and CMV believe it's ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme they operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and was upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her maiden CMV season.

 

The splendid medium-sized Columbus combines spacious surroundings and friendly service. The perfect choice for those looking for comfort and a wide range of on board facilities with intimacy and personal attention.
At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and we believe is ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 75% ocean view cabins, 64 de luxe balcony cabins. 150 cabins are specifically allocated for single travellers giving a capacity of about 1400 passengers. Given the ship’s size, this provides for a very generous, spacious and relaxing feel with an impressive space ratio.

A cruising holiday is simply like no other, combining the fascination of lazy days at sea, great food and entertainment, making new friendships, ever-changing vistas and visiting new places. It gives a unique sense of exploration and discovery experienced in the civilised comforts of today. Where else can you find a holiday where you will visit lots of different places and your hotel moves with you. No packing, no hassle, no worries.

At the Waterfront Restaurant you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely lunch and enjoy a delightful five course dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are generally served on an open seating basis. However, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner when your attentive waiting staff will welcome you each evening. Perhaps opt to dine at the Fusion or Grill speciality restaurants or sample the delights of a sumptuous dinner at the ‘Chef’s Table’. If you prefer something more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner, and when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons. NB: Supplementary charge applies for speciality restaurants and Chef's Table.

Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club and Casino, Connexions, Raffles and Taverners Pub. There are also two speciality coffee and tea shops plus two deck bars. And, the spacious surroundings on board Columbus mean there is always a quiet corner to relax.

 


There are six entertainment venues including the impressive three-decked central Atrium, Dome Observatory & Nightclub and two-decked tiered Palladium Show Lounge where the talented Columbus show team and guest acts will perform for your enjoyment. The Palladium’s retractable stage provides a large floor for Ballroom dancing.


The maritime themed Columbus Observation Lounge affords fine ocean views and a place to truly relax with a good book. Trumps & Aces is a new dedicated bridge and card room seating up to 100 guests complimented with a separate Library. A new Crafter’s Studio will meet the growing demand for arts and crafts. Work off a few pounds in the fully equipped gym and book yourself in for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in the well-appointed Jade Wellness Centre. And, for a spot of retail therapy, there is a fine selection of shops at the central Atrium.

Standard Single Inner and Ocean View Cabins
These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. Ocean View cabins have a picture window and all cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, and personal safe.

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What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Captain's Cocktail Party
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes

Full Board:

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas & late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)

What's extra:

  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking (cannot be booked within one week of sailing)
  • Coach Transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • Insurance see here

NB:

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

Optional Excursions:

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

 

Please note:

  • Dates not shown are spent relaxing at sea, timings subject to change.
  • 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.

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.

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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 COMMENTS  
06 Jan 2020 05 May 2020 120 All Ages £ 15499 Call to book

What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Captain's Cocktail Party
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes

Full Board:

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas & late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)

What's extra:

  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking (cannot be booked within one week of sailing)
  • Coach Transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • Insurance see here

NB:

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

Optional Excursions:

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

 

Please note:

  • Dates not shown are spent relaxing at sea, timings subject to change.
  • 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.

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