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Departure Date: 3rd April 2020

Duration: 33 nights

Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise Ship: Columbus

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Itinerary

  • 3rd April 2020

    Singapore

    The main island of Singapore is shaped like a flattened diamond, 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south. Near the northern peak is the causeway leading to West Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur is less than four hours away by car. It is at the southern foot where you will find most of the city-state’s action, with its gleaming office towers, working docks, and futuristic “supertrees,” which are solar-powered and serve as vertical gardens. Offshore are Sentosa and over 60 smaller islands, most uninhabited, that serve as bases for oil refining or as playgrounds and beach escapes from the city. To the east is Changi International Airport, connected to the city by metro, bus, and a tree-lined parkway. Of the island’s total land area, more than half is built up, with the balance made up of parkland, farmland, plantations, swamp areas, and rain forest. Well-paved roads connect all parts of the island, and Singapore city has an excellent, and constantly expanding, public transp

  • 4th April 2020

    Port Klang

    Kuala Lumpur, or KL as locals refer to it, intrigues visitors with its diversity and multicultural character. The city’s old quarter features stretches of shop houses that hint at its colonial past, while modern buildings—including the iconic Petronas Towers—give a glimpse of its modern financial ambitions. The city is filled with culturally colorful quarters dedicated to Chinese, Malay, and Indian communities. New shopping malls with designer labels, five-star hotels, and top-notch restaurants also proliferate in this bustling city of 1.6 million.

  • 5th April 2020

    Georgetown, Penang

    An island off the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia, Penang is blessed with a multicultural history that’s led to a fascinating fusion of East and West. Claimed by the British East India Company in 1786, the island’s city center of Georgetown—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is filled with colonial architecture, temples, and museums. The island has also attracted many Chinese immigrants, who now make up the majority of the population. On Penang you’ll find an exciting mix of jungle, coast, farmland, and fishing villages, along with the country’s largest Buddhist temple.

  • 6th April 2020

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  • 9th April 2020

    Colombo

    Sri Lanka’s capital and largest city, Colombo offers fine restaurants, a buzzing nightlife scene, and good museums, parks, and beautiful Buddhist temples that are all worth visiting. The beach resort of Mt. Lavinia is only a short taxi ride from the downtown area and offers a golden, sandy beach and sunset views to die for. As an exciting blur of colors and cultures, Colombo presents a neatly packaged microcosm of this island nation.

  • 10th April 2020

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  • 11th April 2020

    Cochin

    Kochi, formerly and still commonly known as Cochin, is one of the west coast’s largest and oldest ports. The streets behind the docks of the historic Fort Cochin and Mattancherry districts are lined with old merchant houses, godowns (warehouses), and open courtyards heaped with betel nuts, ginger, peppercorns, and tea. Throughout the second millennium this ancient city exported spices, coffee, and coir (the fiber made from coconut husks), and imported culture and religion from Europe, China, and the Middle East. Today Kochi has a synagogue, several mosques, Portuguese Catholic churches, Hindu temples, and the United Church of South India (an amalgamation of several Protestant denominations). The city is spread out over mainland, peninsula, and islands. Ernakulam, on the mainland 2 km (3 miles) from the harbor, is the commercial center and the one-time capital of the former state of Cochin. Willingdon Island, which was created by dredging the harbor, holds several luxury hotels as well

  • 12th April 2020

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  • 13th April 2020

    Mumbai (ex Bombay)

    Mumbai, sometimes called the Maximum City, after Suketa Mehta’s 2004 nonfiction book of the same name, encapsulates the dynamism and chaos of modern India better than any other city. In this sprawling, muscular place by the sea that you’ll find everything from succulent street food to haute cuisine, bargain-basement bazaars to haute couture, humbling poverty to staggering wealth, sacred temples to hedonistic nightclubs. Mumbai is in many ways the New York City of India, and the many of the locals carry the same kind of chip on their shoulders—despite the madness, they wouldn’t trade it for any other place on Earth.Mumbai is a city of extremes, where slum-dwelling strivers making dollars a day serve Bollywood stars and industrial billionaires. It’s a 24-hour city stocked with some of the best late-night street food in the world, as well as fine-dining restaurants of renowned chefs. It’s a cosmopolitan city of people from all over India that’s nonetheless home to strident parochialism. I

  • 14th April 2020

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  • 21st April 2020

    Safaga

    Port Safago has been undergoing a transformation, slowly metamorphosing into a holiday rsort. Like other cities on the Red Sea, the commercial port town sits close to great offshore dive sites. Unlike others, however, tourist development hasn’t taken off in a meaningful way. But if the mass tourism in Hurghada is a turnoff, Safaga offers a small-scale and much more low-key alternative, though the best dive sites can still be seen on a day trip from Hurghada. Safaga is also the closest beach resort to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, which lies 200 km (124 mi) to the southwest; when cruise ships offer land excursions to Luxor, they often do so through Safaga.

  • 22nd April 2020

    'aqaba

    The resort town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea at the southern end of Jordan, is a popular spot for divers with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling and other water sports are popular, and it’s easy to hire a boat for a day or half-day, including lunch.Aqaba has become quite a bustling destination, with several large luxury hotels and a large shopping area. There are many jewelry stores selling pearls, gem stones, and gold and silver jewelry. It’s worth noting that although it’s an international beach resort, Aqaba is quite conservative—certainly much more so than Amman—and North Americans tend to be more comfortable at the private hotel beaches.

  • 23rd April 2020

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  • 25th April 2020

    Haifa

    Spilling down from the pine-covered heights of Mount Carmel, Haifa is a city with a vertiginous setting that has led to comparisons with San Francisco. The most striking landmark on the mountainside is the gleaming golden dome of the Baha’i Shrine, set amid utterly beautiful garden terraces. The city is the world center for the Baha’i faith, and its members provide informative walking tours of the flower-edged 100-acre spot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the top of the hill are some small but interesting museums, the larger hotels, and two major universities. At the bottom is the lovingly restored German Colony, a perfect area for strolling.Israel’s largest port and third-largest city, Haifa was ruled for four centuries by the Ottomans and gradually spread its tendrils up the mountainside into a cosmopolitan city whose port served the entire Middle East. The climate is gentle, the beaches beautiful, and the locals friendly.You don’t see the religious garb of Jerusalem or the tattoos

  • 26th April 2020

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  • 27th April 2020

    Piraeus

    It’s no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity. Locals depend on humor and flexibility to deal with the chaos; you should do the same. The rewards are immense. Although Athens covers a huge area, the major landmarks of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods are close to the modern city center. You can easily walk from the Acropolis to many other key sites, taking time to browse in shops and relax in cafés and tavernas along the way. From many quarters of

  • 28th April 2020

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  • 1st May 2020

    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

  • 2nd May 2020

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  • 5th May 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.

  • 6th May 2020

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam combines the unrivaled beauty of the 17th-century Golden Age city center with plenty of museums and art of the highest order, not to mention a remarkably laid-back atmosphere. It all comes together to make this one of the world’s most appealing and offbeat metropolises in the world. Built on a latticework of concentric canals like an aquatic rainbow, Amsterdam is known as the City of Canals—but it’s no Venice, content to live on moonlight serenades and former glory. Quite the contrary: on nearly every street here you’ll find old and new side by side—quiet corners where time seems to be holding its breath next to streets like neon-lit Kalverstraat, and Red Light ladies strutting by the city’s oldest church. Indeed, Amsterdam has as many lovely facets as a 40-carat diamond polished by one of the city’s gem cutters. It’s certainly a metropolis, but a rather small and very accessible one. Locals tend to refer to it as a big village, albeit one that happens to pack the cultural wa

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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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