FABULOUS ‘NO FLY’ CRUISES WITH CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES ‘COLUMBUS’
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 lengthy 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 2018 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 was further upgraded in April 2017. ‘Columbus’ has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites and, recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins will be allocated for solo passengers. 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 where possible.
Majestic Fjordland From £989
Departs London Tilbury 30 June 2018 for 8 nights
A delightful mix of some of Norway’s prettiest coastal towns and villages set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery, this cruise brings you some of the best of Fjordland. Columbus takes you deep into the heart of the Norwegian fjords and every day promises a host of new and exciting landscapes from towering peaks and beautiful valleys to tumbling waterfalls and deep blue waters. Your itinerary includes : FLAM, a tiny village at the head of Aurlandsfjord, home to one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways and with some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery; OLDEN & NORDFJORD for gently sloping, fertile hillsides and rugged peaks; ANDALSNES, the starting point of the incredible Rauma Line, a vintage steam train journey through enthralling mountain scenery; and beautifully sited BERGEN, with panoramic views of the stunning coastline.
Grand British Isles Discovery From £1,479
Departs London Tilbury 18 June 2018 for 12 nights
This cruise around our history-packed islands is a voyage of fascinating, overlooked wonders. Peaceful hills and valleys, river estuaries teeming with wild-life, bustling fishing harbours and quaint old towns all combine to showcase our great island heritage. Discover some of our more remote offshore islands, highlights of Ireland, and a taste of France on this cruise holiday to remember. Your itinerary includes : INVERGORDON, a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands; PORTREE, the main town on the beautiful Isle of Skye; TOBERMORY, one of the prettiest ports in Scotland, a picture-postcard village with a large natural harbour backed by woodland-fringed hills; BELFAST, home of the Titanic, the shipyards of Harland & Wolff, and the elegant City Hall which stands in Donegal Square; DUBLIN, a city of unforgettable character with Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square of St Stephen’s Green all iconic landmarks; the magical ISLES OF SCILLY are a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes; St Peter Port in GUERNSEY, an attractive town with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront; and finally return to Tilbury via HONFLEUR in France, with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour.
Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg From £1,599
Departs London Tilbury 12 Sep 2018 for 13 nights
A voyage to the Baltic Sea is always an enticing prospect as it’s a wonderful opportunity to explore beautiful Scandinavian kingdoms and countries. You’ll visit culture-rich cities with awe-inspiring architecture, and also have the chance to enjoy their musical and artistic heritage. Your itinerary includes : COPENHAGEN, the largest city in Scandinavia, boasting beautiful parks and gardens including the famous Tivoli, pavement cafes and restaurants, a labyrinth of winding canals and an atmospheric waterfront; TALLIN, Estonia’s capital, a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era structures and medieval Hanseatic city with its historic Old Town, a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways, turrets and spires; ST. PETERSBURG, with opulent palaces, ornate churches and splendid parks. Not to be missed are the magnificent Hermitage and its priceless art treasures, Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin and the gilded fountains in the gardens at Peterhof; HELSINKI, Finland’s capital, a vibrant, modern city with its majestic Senate Square lined with elegant neo-classical buildings, the impressive Lutheran Cathedral the Russian Orthodox, onion-domed Uspenski Cathedral; STOCKHOLM, with its enchanting Old Town, a maze of medieval alleys and tiny lanes lined with 16th century buildings, the magnificent fortress-like city hall and the Vasa Museum built around a 17th century warship.
Canary Islands & Madeira From £1,759
Departs London Tilbury 12 October 2018 for 15 nights
Four contrasting Atlantic islands beckon on this wonderful autumn escape south to warmer climes. This delightful voyage has time at sea to relax and unwind, yet promises a host of exciting experiences every time you step ashore. Beautiful Madeira and the ever-popular Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife will, together with Gibraltar, make this a voyage to remember. Your itinerary includes : GIBRALTAR, a towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, it’s home to the famous Barbary apes as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels. Admire the view to Africa from a cable car; LANZAROTE, the northernmost of the Canary Islands, it enjoys a sub-tropical climate and is volcanic in origin. Arrecife, the capital, is great for duty free shopping; GRAN CANARIA boasts beautiful sandy beaches, coastal valleys and mountainous peaks. Head to the historic centre of Vegueta, steeped in traditional architecture and 500 year old historical buildings; TENERIFE is dominated by Mount Teide and is covered with lush landscapes, banana plantations and pinewoods. Santa Cruz, the island's capital, offers a number of museums, and churches to explore together with tempting shops and restaurants; Funchal, MADEIRA’S capital, is set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay with its harbour right in the centre of town. Wicker baskets, embroidery and the famous Madeira wine are popular souvenirs from the striking island often described as the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’.
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.
|GREAT BRITISH ISLES DISCOVERY||18-JUN||12 NIGHTS||FROM £1,479|
|MAJESTIC FJORDLAND||30-JUN||8 NIGHTS||FROM £989|
|BALTIC CITIES & ST. PETERSBURG||12-SEP||13 NIGHTS||FROM £1,599|
|CANARY ISLANDS & MADEIRA||12-OCT||15 NIGHTS||FROM £1,759|
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Cruise info at a glance
- Adults only cruises
- Accommodation – twin or double inner cabin sole use
- Outside cabin supplement from £400 per cruise
- 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
- Porterage from port to cabin included
- Optional all inclusive drinks package – from £17 per day
- Optional shore excursions (bookable 8 weeks before departure)
- Crew gratuities – £5 per day is added to all passengers’ on board accounts