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Departure Date: 21st December 2019

Duration: 16 nights

Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise Ship: Columbus

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  • 21st December 2019

    Tilbury

    Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.

  • 22nd December 2019

    Rotterdam

    Rotterdam is a city that’s a long way removed from most people’s stereotypical notion of the Netherlands. There are few, if any, canals to be found here nor are there any quaint windmills. There is, however, a thriving modern city which is one of the busiest ports in the entire world.

  • 23rd December 2019

    At Sea

  • 24th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 25th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 26th December 2019

    Gibraltar

    Tagged on to the end of Iberia, the intriguing British outpost of Gibraltar is dominated by a sandy peninsula and the stunning 1,400-feet-high limestone Rock. Although small, Gibraltar has always been seen as having great strategic importance on account of its advantageous position where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, just 12 miles from the coast of Africa. Ever popular with British holidaymakers, Gibraltar is very much a home from home, boasting excellent duty-free shopping in many familiar British high street shops. Please note: Gibraltar’s small size and narrow winding roads mean that excursions are operated by 22-seater mini-buses, accompanied by a driver/guide. Local health and safety regulations prohibit the carriage of walking aids and collapsible wheelchairs on these vehicles. If you do wish to bring a mobility aid, we can arrange the Rock Tour by taxi, which has extra space. If this suits your requirements, please advise the Tours and Travel office when you join the shi

  • 27th December 2019

    Casablanca

    The original settlement formed on the site of Casablanca by the Berbers became the kingdom of Anfa, and during the 15th century harboured pirates who raided the Portuguese coast. In retaliation for the attacks, the Portuguese destroyed Anfa and founded the town they called Casa Branca (white house). They remained here until an earthquake in 1755 and the town was subsequently rebuilt by Mohammed ben Abdallah, whose legacy of mosques and houses can still be seen in the old Medina. Casablanca acquired its present-day name when the Spanish obtained special port privileges in 1781. The French landed here in 1907, later establishing a protectorate and modelling the town on the port of Marseilles. Today Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city, its most significant port and the centre of commerce and industry. The city is a vibrant fusion of European, African and Arabian influences and its French colonial architecture and art deco buildings seamlessly blend in with the busy, colourful markets. Pl

  • 28th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 29th December 2019

    Arrecife, Lanzarote

    A volcanic island designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Lanzarote’s dramatic landscapes were shaped by an explosive past. Today, its pretty beaches and virtual absence of rain together with duty-free shopping make the island an extremely desirable destination. The main port and capital, Arrecife, is a pleasant town with a modern seafront and colourful gardens. Outside the capital there is plenty to explore, from the dazzling white salt flats of Janubio and the rugged terrain of Fire Mountain to the eerie caves of Los Verdes and an array of unspoilt fishing villages scattered around the coast. The island is home to a great selection of restaurants and local specialities including garbanzos compuestos – a chickpea stew; papas arrugadas – potatoes with carrots, peas, ham and green pepper; and of course, plenty of fresh seafood. Please note that those planning to participate in one of the shore excursions from this port may need to take an early lunch on board ship to suit the excursion s

  • 30th December 2019

    Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

    Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds. You will no doubt wish to see the sights of the capital’s old quarter, which dates back to the 15th century and encompassses the Vegueta and Triana districts, and wherever you go you can enjoy the glorious subtropical climate, perfect for growing exotic palms and fruits.

  • 31st December 2019

    Funchal, Madeira

    Formed by a volcanic eruption, Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream, about 500 miles due west of Casablanca. Discovered by Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, this beautiful island became part of Portugal’s vast empire and was named for the dense forest which cloaked it – ‘Madeira’ means ‘wood’ in Portuguese. Sugar plantations first brought wealth here, and when King Charles II of England granted an exclusive franchise to sell wine to England and its colonies, many British emigrants were drawn to the capital, Funchal. Today’s travellers come to Madeira for the varied and luxuriant scenery, from mountain slopes covered with vines to picturesque villages and a profusion of wild flowers. The natural beauty of the island has earned it many pseudonyms such as ‘The Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, ‘The Island of Eternal Springtime’ and ‘God’s Botanical Gardens’ and our selection of excursions aim to show you why.

  • 1st January 2020

    At Sea

  • 2nd January 2020

    Lisbon

    Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

  • 3rd January 2020

    Vigo

    Dating from Roman times, the Galician city of Vigo has a fine natural harbour and is renowned as the biggest fishing port in the world. It is also full of history – it was in this fjord-like quay that the English and Dutch defeated the French and Spanish fleets in 1702. Today, the attractive marinas stand in contrast to the industrialised areas of the city, while further exploration will reveal the characteristic 17th-century architecture and attractive countryside beyond. The charming Old Town is a delight, with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets and shaded squares. Nearby is the Cathedral city of Tui, and further to the north is the pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela, which can be reached by car in approximately 1¼ hours.

  • 4th January 2020

    At Sea

  • 5th January 2020

    At Sea

  • 6th January 2020

    Tilbury

    Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.

Ship Information

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Launched
1987
Tonnage
63786
Length
247.0
Occupancy
1800

The impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. Whether you are treating yourself to a mini cruise or embarking upon a once-in-a-lifetime world cruise, travelling with Columbus is sure to create memories.

Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate experience and comfort. Offering a wide range of on-board experiences including seven different lounges and bars, two speciality coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars, this ship gives guests ample choice to tailor their leisure time around their preferences. You will never be short of amusement aboard this ship cruise, as our Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge host nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and renowned guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing!

However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style cruising lines built today. The spacious surroundings on-board mean that you’ll always find a quiet retreat where you can put your feet up and simply take in the ocean views. Whether you choose to seek sanctuary with a good book in the library, get creative in the new Crafter’s Studio, get energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.

Multi-Generational Cruising
Although  Magellan operate essentially for adults only, CMV are offering a choice of Multi-Generational cruises, with no age restriction, during school holiday periods. These cruises enable the whole family to enjoy quality time together. Please note that there are no specific children’s facilities on board.  Children’s fares start from just £99 per child, when sharing with two adults.

 

Standard Twin Inner

Located on Reception Deck 5, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

Standard Plus Twin Inner

These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and are located on Main Deck 6. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

Superior Twin Inner

Located on Upper Deck 10, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. Cabins 10280 & 10276, and 10281 & 10277 are interconnecting.

Premium Twin Inner

These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and are located on Navigator’s Deck 11.

Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View- CAT 6C

These cabins are located midships on Columbus Deck 8 with convenient access to the restaurant and lounges.. All these air conditioned cabins have partially or fully obstructed views and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View- CAT 6B

These cabins are located on Boat Deck 9 with partially or fully obstructed views. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space, and the majority can be converted to a double bed. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. Cabins 9138, 9139, 9140 and 9141 are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

Standard Twin Porthole Ocean View

These ocean view cabins on Pacific Deck 4 are with port hole ocean view. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

Standard Twin Ocean View- CAT 6

These ocean view cabins on Reception Deck 5 are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

Standard Twin Ocean View- CAT 7

These ocean view cabins on Main Deck 6 are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

Standard Plus Twin Ocean View

Located on Columbus Deck 8 and Boat Deck 9, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. Twelve of these cabins interconnect and cabins 8101, 8102, 8118, 8119, 9136 and 9137 are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

Superior Twin Ocean View

These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and are located on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. Cabins 10302 and 10307 have obstructed views.

Superior Plus Twin Ocean View

These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and are located midships on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed.

Premium Twin Ocean View

Located on Navigator’s Deck 11, the highest accommodation deck, these cabins have convenient access to the Plantation Bistro, pools and deck areas. Air conditioned and with a picture window, these cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower, ample hanging and storage space, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

De Luxe Balcony Ocean View

Located on Navigator’s Deck, the highest accommodation deck, there are 28 air conditioned De Luxe cabins with private balconies. They offer en-suite facilities with shower, wardrobe and ample storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

Junior Balcony Suite Ocean View

These Junior Suites comprise of a sitting area and a private balcony. They have a double bed which may be converted to twin bedded, and a sofa bed may accommodate a third and/or fourth passenger. These suites are air conditioned and offer en-suite facilities with bath and shower above, large hanging and storage space, flat-screen television, hairdryer, trouser press, fridge and personal safe.

Standard Plus Single Inner

Located on Columbus Deck 8, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. Cabins 8103, 8104, 8107, 8108, 8111 and 8112 have twin beds that may be converted to a double. All other category 2S cabins have one single bed with sofa bed and additional Pullman berth. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

Superior Single inner

Located on Upper Deck 10, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed.

Standard Single Obstructed Ocean View

These cabins on Boat Deck 9 are with a partially or fully obstructed window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and have a third and/or fourth berth.

Standard Single Ocean View

These ocean view cabins on Main Deck 6 are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed.

Standard Plus Single Ocean View

Located on Columbus Deck 8 and Boat Deck 9, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed

Superior Single Ocean View

These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and are located on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed. Cabins 10101 & 10107, and 10102 & 10106 are interconnecting.

Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Lido Deck
Lido Deck
Navigators Deck
Navigators Deck
Upper Deck
Upper Deck
Boat Deck
Boat Deck
Columbus Deck
Columbus Deck
Promenade Deck
Promenade Deck
Main Deck
Main Deck
Reception Deck
Reception Deck
Pacific Deck
Pacific Deck
Caribbean Deck
Caribbean Deck

Entertainment

Entertainment

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. 

Lounges & Bars

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.

Atrium

There are six entertainment venues including the impressive three-decked central Atrium. 

Enrichment

The Exciting New Additions Programme

The relaxing atmosphere created by Cruise & Maritime Voyages is ideal for enjoying our extensive programme of guest speakers, entertainers and craft specialists. We are pleased to introduce our special Additions Programme, so called because in addition to our highly acclaimed evening entertainment and wide range of leisure facilities, we are presenting a range of other complimentary activities and entertainment for you to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.

    Arts & Crafts

    With Arts and Crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all CMV cruises of five nights or more. Specialists will be delighted to demonstrate their talents replicating many of the growing number of new crafting skills now witnessed on dedicated TV channels. These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials on board which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge.

    An Audience With …

    On selected cruises we feature our light hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun. Our audiences love them, we hope you will too.

      A Laugh on the Ocean Waves

      Following the great success of many guest acts from the field of comedy we are launching ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where, on selected cruises, you are invited to enjoy the talents of one of our guest comedians Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of our comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director.

        Guest Speakers

        Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. CMV cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks or practical sessions on a range of fascinating subjects. These speaker subjects may include maritime history, broadcasting, gardens and even criminology! They are generally programmed to take place during days spent at sea rather than in port, so that you won’t miss out.

          CMV Club Class

          If you’d like to play bridge, backgammon, chess or another activity, simply have a word with our Librarian. After a brief sign-up session you are then put in touch with other passengers who share the same interests, allowing you to make the most of your time aboard. It’s never forced – just helpful.

            Evening Entertainment

            Following dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable Show Lounge as our artists display their talents in a stylish show - all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy. Our speciality acts and guest entertainers complement the show team to ensure that your evenings go with a swing. For a little night music, we have different combos around the ship, including classical interludes with our resident pianist and violinist, who will play for your listening pleasure. If however it is quieter pleasures that you prefer, how about a few hands of cards or making up a table for a syndicate quiz.

              Daytime Activities

              When at sea, you may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool; deck games or join in a quiz. There’s always something going on.

                Health & Fitness

                Jade Wellness Centre

                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. 

                Swimming Pools

                When the weather is fine, there are two heated swimming pools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events. 

                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.

                Waterfront Restaurant

                Experience: complimentary

                Food:

                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.

                Plantation Bistro

                Experience: complimentary

                Food:

                If you prefer something more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner.

                The Grill

                Experience: cover

                Food:

                When the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons.

                Disabled Facilities

                If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or special needs, it is essential that you contact the CMV office to allow then to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though, please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions on page 127 as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and in order to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other special needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable us to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring on board can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed in writing to you, and will enable your booking to proceed. A cruise is quite unlike a land based holiday and the ships of our fleet are not ideally suited to prospective passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

                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, 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.

                Special Dietary Requirements

                If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, CMV are able to offer the following dietary options: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements no later than two weeks prior to departure. Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least 6 weeks prior to sailing.

                Age Restriction

                Please note that cruises aboard Columbus are child-free and therefore for the enjoyment of adult passengers only (16 years and above at the time of sailing). There are no dedicated recreational facilities for children aboard but nevertheless accompanied children and teenagers under the age of 18 at the date of sailing are of course welcome on board and, when occupying a third or fourth berth in a cabin with two full fare paying passengers. Children and teens under the age of 18 at the date of sailing but occupying a twin cabin with just one accompanying adult, are charged at the full adult fare. CMV are unable to carry infants under the age of six months at time of sailing.

                CMV Additions Packages

                Take your pick from a selection of four onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings. To enable you to budget for any extra costs, there are four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend that you take full advantage of these packages.

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