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If the days and months are flying by far too quickly, don’t let another year pass you by unnoticed. Seize the day and discover our round the world cruises that leave virtually no stone unturned. You only live once, after all!

“You only live once” is a phrase that’s thrown around a lot these days, and for good reason. At Solos, we’re a firm believer that throwing yourself into new and exciting ventures, wherever possible, is the best way to live your life – especially when it comes to travelling to new places.

If the list of countries on your bucket list is growing each year, we have good news. We’ve just added two fabulous new round the world cruises to our collection, which give you the perfect opportunity to visit all those destinations you’ve been dreaming of – and more.

Life’s too short to wait around! Read on to learn more about our 2021 round the world cruises, and to find out why now is the best time to book…

The cruises

Grand Round the World Cruise | CMV Columbus | 120 nights


Visiting five continents, 24 countries, 38 ports of call and the Panama Canal, this grand round the world cruise spans a total of 34,770 nautical miles!

Starting in Tilbury on 6th January 2021, this journey will take you to Holland and Portugal before sailing the Caribbean, calling at ports in Central America and the idyllic islands of French Polynesia.

After crossing the International Date Line, Colombus will then set sail for both New Zealand and Australia, before cruising over the Great Barrier Reef to south-east Asia. Here, you’ll be introduced to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka before calling at paradise on Earth: The Maldives and The Seychelles.

Africa is next, with Kenya and South Africa marked on the map, followed by Brazil, the islands of Cape Verde and Morocco. Before retuning back to the UK, this cruise will make one final stop at Portugal, followed by three days at sea to prepare you for your return home.

Destination in Grand Round the World Cruise 2021

CMV Columbus

Purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising, Columbus is perfectly suited to the scenic cruise programme she operates. 775 passenger cabins are on offer, including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites. Recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins have been allocated for solo travellers!

On board Columbus, days at sea are filled with a wide variety of activities, including traditional deck games, swimming in two outside pools and beauty salon treatments. Enjoy dinner with a view at the Alfresco Grill and watch the world sail by.

Cruising on a Full Board basis also means you won’t need to worry about paying extra for your meals.


CMV Columbus on Grand Round the World Cruise

Grand Oriental Odyssey | CMV Marco Polo | 110 nights


Sail in search of Oriental adventures from 5th January 2021 on this truly epic round the world cruise on Columbus’ elegant and much-loved Marco Polo.

Transit the Suez Canal and discover famous historical sites in Israel and Jordan before crossing the Indian Ocean. India will ignite your senses with its ancient traditions, artistic heritage and astonishing architecture before reaching the Far East.

Here you’ll visit Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan en route to Vladivostok (Master of the East), in the Russian Far East. Continue to South Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore before crossing the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Discover ancient sites in Egypt before returning through the Suez Canal to experience the highlights of the Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal on the journey home.

Thai statues on Grand Oriental Odyssey Grand Round the World Cruise

CMV Marco Polo


Offering a traditional maritime experience in cosy surroundings, Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Marco Polo can accommodate up to 800 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly intimate cruise experience.

Her 425 cabins range from standard to deluxe, 70% of which have an ocean view! Three restaurants offer a variety of different cuisines, and the ship has some great entertainment on board too, from show teams and pianists to discos.

Cruising on a Full Board basis also means you won’t need to worry about paying extra for your meals.

CMV's Marco Polo on Grand Round the World Cruise

Why book now?

It’s true; there really is no time like the present!

They may not be departing until 2021, but spaces on these cruises are already filling up fast. Plus, with a low holding deposit of just £1,000 for each cruise, you don’t have to worry about paying the full price straight away.

So, what are you waiting for? With the world at your fingertips, find out more information about our Grand Round the World Cruise and Grand Oriental Odyssey cruise today.

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