Whether you’re new to cruising or have been an avid cruiser for a long time, we have four great cruises to choose from to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Discover a world of cruising with a difference with our cruise partner, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), aboard the impressive Columbus. All four cruises depart from London Tilbury which means you avoid a tedious airport check-in and a 20kgs baggage allowance (there’s no baggage limit on our cruises).
We are delighted to feature the impressive, adults only, ‘Columbus’ in our 2017 cruise programme. This splendid cruise ship enjoys a fine reputation on the British cruise market and offers the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for comfort and a wide range of on board facilities. Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and we believe is ideally suited to the type of exciting cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of the 2017 season. Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites and, recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins are allocated to solo passengers.
Majestic Fjordland From £769
Departs London Tilbury 14 June 2017 for 6 nights
Eidfjord (in Norway) is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high and is the gateway to Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Europe. Nearby, the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city but has the feel of a small town. It is beautifully situated against a backdrop of seven mountains and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords wonderful panoramic views of the city. The village of Flåm boasts one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways which twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.
British Isles Discovery From £1,189
Departs London Tilbury 20 June 2017 for 9 nights
Invergordon, Scotland, the perfect opportunity to marvel at incredible scenery, romantic castles and the historic battlefields featured in optional excursions which also include the Glenmorangie Distillery and Loch Ness. And Ullapool, a traditional Highland fishing village founded by the British Fishery Society in 1788. Tobermory, on the isle of Mull, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland with its large natural harbour and brightly painted buildings. On to Dublin and the chance to see Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral and the beautiful square of St. Stephen’s Green. The magical Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight and there are optional excursions to explore both St. Mary’s and Tresco. In Guernsey, the second largest Channel Island, enjoy the pretty town of St. Peter Port with cobbled streets and a picturesque waterfront. Return to Tilbury via Honfleur in France with its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets.
Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg From £1,579
Departs London Tilbury 23 July 2017 for 12 nights
Copenhagen is the most charming of Baltic cities. See the famous Tivoli Gardens, beautiful parks, grand castles and winding canals and enjoy the atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Finland’s capital, Helsinki, is a vibrant, modern city with its majestic Senate Square, the impressive Lutheran Cathedral and magnificent Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 and the Russian Tsar and his successors created an extraordinary city with opulent palaces, ornate churches, splendid parks and the magnificent Hermitage. Estonia’s capital, Tallin, is a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era buildings and medieval Hanseatic city whilst the historic Old Town is a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways. Nynashamn, on the southern tip of Soderton, is the gateway to Stockholm where you will discover the enchanting medieval Old Town, the magnificent fortress-like City Hall and the marvellous Vasa Museum built around a 17th century warship.
Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal & France From £1,409
Departs London Tilbury 2 October 2017 for 12 nights
En route to Lisbon, visit charming and quirky Amsterdam with beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions lining tree-lined canals. Amsterdam is also home to a number of galleries and museums including Anne Frank’s House and the Van Gogh Museum. From Lisbon the great 16th century caravels set sail on their voyages of exploration. Numerous monuments are a reminder of Lisbon’s glorious maritime heyday. The steep, cobbled streets of the Moorish Alfama district lead to wonderful viewpoints overlooking the city. Gibraltar, once known as one of the Pillars of Hercules, is a 1,400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic. See the famous Barbary apes, St Michael’s Cave, the Siege Tunnels and admire the view across to Africa from a cable car. La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, offers the visitor beautiful old streets and squares in the Old City, famous for the colonnaded Maria Pita Square. And back to Tilbury via La Rochelle with its lovely harbour and atmospheric old town.
Note – 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
The Columbus prices for departures on these dates only
Prices are per person in a twin/double inner cabin for sole use, full board.
|MAJESTIC FJORDLAND||14-JUN||6 NIGHTS||FROM £769|
|BALTIC CITIES & ST. PETERSBURG||23-JUL||12 NIGHTS||FROM £1579|
|BRITISH ISLES DISCOVERY||20-JUN||9 NIGHTS||FROM £1189|
|SPAIN, GIBRALTAR, PORTUGAL & FRANCE||02-OCT||12 NIGHTS||FROM £1409|
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- Adults only cruises
- Accommodation – twin or double cabin sole use
- Ocean view supplement from £150
- Meal basis – full board + afternoon tea + late snacks
- Self service tea & coffee from 6am to 10pm
- Entertainment & cabarets included in price
- Wide range of leisure facilities on board including 2 swimming pools
- Porterage from port to cabin included
- Optional all inclusive drinks package – £17 per day
- Optional shore excursions (bookable 8 weeks before departure)
- Crew gratuities – £5 per day is added to all passengers’ on board accounts