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Wednesday
26 June
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Thursday
27 June
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Sunday
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Visiting five continents, 24 countries, 38 ports of call & the Panama Canal spanning 34,770 nautical miles.Sailing the Caribbean, calling at New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Explore Durban and Cape Town in South Africa, cross the Atlantic to Brazil before voyaging home via Cape Verde, Casablanca and Lisbon.

 

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Itinerary

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

  • Accommodation
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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
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 3-4 are at Sea

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

Days 6-7 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

Days at Sea as we sail towards the sunny Caribbean!

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The capital of Barbados, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Bridgetown has a distinctly British atmosphere - you’ll even find a Trafalgar Square with a statue of Nelson. Barbados typifies our idea of a classic West Indian island like no other. The island has a beautiful interior dotted with gardens and English country churches, and is rimmed with wonderful breaches.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The pretty port of St. George’s is the capital of Grenada, the famed 'Spice Island'. Lush tropical rainforests, spectacular mountainous scenery, vanilla plantations and the wonderful fragrance and aroma of the island’s spices of nutmeg and cinnamon combine to provide a real treasure trove just waiting to be explored. The horseshoe shaped harbour is surrounded by terraced hill slopes with steep cobbled streets, quaint buildings and alleyways leading to the bustling marketplace, home to a plethora of spice traders. A walk to the hillside fort provides a marvellous panorama of the town or what about taking a water taxi to the beautiful Grand Anse beach.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

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  • 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 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

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

Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Leeward Islands group

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The ‘jewel in the crown’ and largest of the tiny Cook Islands, Rarotonga is a bewitching blend of craggy mountains, dense jungle and glorious bone-white beaches. Polynesian culture, estimated to 5,000 years old, sits side-by-side with some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the South Pacific. *Land by launch or tender.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 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’

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  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • 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 amongst the best in the world

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Approached through its striking harbour with the iconic Opera House and 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. *Land by launch or tender.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Airlie Beach is a coastal locality in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia.  It is one of many departure points for the Great Barrier Reef.  *Land by launch or tender.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Cruising the Barrier Reef

  • 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

Cruising the Barrier Reef

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The capital city of the Northern Territory, Darwin, offers many sights from its colonial past. Innovative museums celebrate the city's past with galleries showcasing the region's rich indigenous art. Nature is well and truly part of Darwin's backyard − the famous national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield are nearby.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The images of this ‘Island of the Gods’ are many and varied – enchanting temples, mesmeric dance, stunning beaches, pounding surf, the most delicious and freshest local food. Enjoy some, or all, of these pleasures on arguably the most visitor friendly of Indonesia’s 18,000 plus islands.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 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

Malacca City (also spelled Melaka) is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca, in southwestern Malaysia. At its center, Jonker Street, Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, is known for antique shops and its night market. Nearby, the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple has ornate decorations and multiple prayer halls. A green, 3-tiered roof tops the 18th-century, Javanese-influenced Kampung Kling Mosque. * Land by launch or tender.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • 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 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

The fabulous island resort of Phuket is an oriental gem with beautiful beaches, excellent shopping, elephant rides and sightseeing opportunities. Sites and sights to savour range from N’Ga Bay, famous for its unique limestone islands; to the popular Patong beach with its open air bars to the quieter areas of Kata and the bustling old charm of Kamala.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All 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

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The pocket-sized Maldivian capital is the throbbing, heart of an extraordinary nation. Male is pleasantly quirky with alcohol-free bars and restaurants that jostle with shops and lively market. Attractions include the National Museum, the imposing Islamic Centre and Grand Friday Mosque, and pleasant Sultan Park.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Crossing the Equator

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

A true tropical island paradise, Mahé is the perfect stop to unwind with its sandy beached bays enclosed by lush coconut and takamaka trees. For those looking to explore Victoria, Mahé’s capital and the smallest capital in the world, a visit to the botanical gardens is a must with its coco de mer palm trees which line the main entrance

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

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  • MEALS All meals included

A true melting pot of history and culture, Mombasa is Kenya’s oldest city. Its deep natural harbour on the Indian Ocean makes it a key port for trade across Africa, Arabia, India and the Orient. Be sure to explore its many Hindu temples, stunning mosques and the imposing Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in 1596 which guards the Old Port or take an optional tour to Tsavo East National Park for a safari tour.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Europe meets Africa in South Africa’s prime resort of Durban, with all the benefits of being on the Indian Ocean. Spending the day on one of the beautiful beaches is a popular pastime, but there is also much of historical interest, plus some magnificent natural beauty within reach.If nothing else,stroll along the main promenade and stop for traditional afternoon tea at the Royal Hotel.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

East London is a city on the Indian Ocean, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. It’s known for its beaches, such as Nahoon and Cove Rock. The Buffalo Pass is a road crossing a forested valley and the Buffalo River. Fossilised human and animal footprints, plus artefacts from the Xhosa-speaking people, are exhibited at the East London Museum. Elephants, lions, zebras and other wildlife roam in several nearby game reserves.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The jewel of South Africa’s coastline,Cape Town is a city with the most recognisable profile.The backdrop of Table Mountain gives it its distinct and proud signature.With a day to explore,why not try the cable car trip up Table Mountain, go wine-tasting in nearby Paarl or Stellenbosch (world-class vintages guaranteed) or soak up some of the great botanical gardens.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Despite the name, it is possible to visit the island. Only visitors escorted by guides from Tristan da Cunha are permitted to visit the island, and most visitors come as part of a cruise ship itinerary. The Tristan archipelago is situated in temperate South Atlantic waters, approximately half way between South Africa and South America, thousands of kilometers from the nearest land. Tristan claims to be the most isolated inhabited island in the world, and has a small community of around 270 islanders, in a single settlement on Tristan. The community is largely self-supporting, with the main sources of income being rock lobster (crayfish) fishing, and the sale of stamps and other souvenirs. 

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most recognisable places on earth;. Nestled between ocean and lush tropical mountains, take the cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain for breath-taking views over the city including Copacabana beach. And, visit the world-famous Christ the Redeemer on the summit of the Corcovado.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Salvador is on a peninsula which shields the large Baía de Todos os Santos – All Saints Bay – from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and is considered one of the birthplaces of Brazilian culture. The city is divided by a 100 metre cliff that runs along the entire bay, Cidade Alta it up on the cliff and Cidade Baixa is down by the bay. Brazil’s former capital, Salvador was founded in 1549 and was the hub of the slave trade. It is now known as Brazil’s centre of happiness, due to the party atmosphere, and where the largest carnival in the world is staged.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Recife is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Brazil and is home to one of the main ports in the Atlantic Ocean. Located at the meeting point of the Beberibe and Capibaribe Rivers, the city is awash with canals and waterways with pretty bridges connecting the busy streets. Recife’s striking resemblance to a certain European city has earned it the epithet ‘Venice of Brazil’. Recife is surrounded by coastal coral reef shoreline and is known for its pristine white-sand beaches. Boa Viagem is one of the world’s best urban beaches and at 8km long, it is the longest stretch of urbanized beach in Brazil. Vendors line the beach selling souvenirs, food and drink such as the refreshing local beverage "água de coco" (coconut water). Originally founded by Dutch colonizers, this lively capital is brimming with a vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in Recife’s intriguing history, culture, traditions and crafts.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

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  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Complete with cobblestone streets, candy-coloured colonial buildings and yachts bobbing in the peaceful harbour, Mindelo, which has long been the country's cultural centre, is Cape Verde's answer to the Riviera.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Located on the western coast of Africa, the cosmopolitan Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city with a thriving tourism trade. Blending the modern world with the ancient, Casablanca can be accurately described as a cultural melting pot with clear African, Arabic and European influences. The city’s many parks, fountains and recognisably Art Deco flourishes are all courtesy of the French Protectorate who made the city their administrative centre in the early part of the 20th Century. Highlights include the impressive Hassan Il Mosque, the ornate Mauresque architecture and gleaming white 1930’s buildings immortalised in the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

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  • 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 Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

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Arrival back into London Tilbury.  Disembarkation time will be given on board.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS Breakfast included

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PLUS Complimentary CMV Additions Value Package worth £550pp - when you book an Ocean View cabin Category 8 or above

Includes gratuities and service charges
Welcome bottle of wine in your cabin
Confirmed restaurant seating (subject to availability)
Priority cabin upgrade option (if available)
Upgrade to CMV Plus, Premium or VIP using £550pp credit towards the cost


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Cruising Columbus

This 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.

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
  • Visas
  • 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.

 

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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
  • Visas
  • 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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