Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Columbus
Sailing from London Tilbury, the impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship, with just 775 passenger cabins, enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. 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 sailing from the UK. 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 the 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 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 energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.
This cruise around Britain’s fabulous, history-packed islands is a voyage of fascinating, overlooked wonders. Peaceful hills and valleys descending to the sea, 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, fascinating Belfast, and a taste of France on this cruise holiday to remember.
Home to one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes, Iceland is the legendary ‘Land of Fire and Ice’! Vast ice caps, active volcanoes, spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools and geothermal hot springs are all part of the exciting nature you may experience on this extraordinary island. Visits to Rotterdam, the beautiful Shetland Islands and the remote Faroes complete this very special cruise.
A voyage to the Baltic Sea is always an enticing prospect and this classic cruise itinerary is not to be missed. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore Scandinavian kingdoms and countries once locked firmly behind the iron curtain. With eight fascinating ports of call, including an overnight stay in St Petersburg, you’ll visit culture-rich cities with awe-inspiring architecture, and also have the chance to enjoy their musical and artistic heritage.
Experience the awesome scale and beauty of Fjordland as you cruise gently along the magnificent Norwegian fjords. From the rail of Columbus and the calm serenity of still blue waters, look up past green slopes and forests to towering mountain peaks punctuated with cascading waterfalls. Contrast all this with pretty Norwegian towns and villages and you have a voyage to remember.
Sail south to the historic Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto. In beautiful Madeira and the Canary Islands you’ll find busy harbours, hillsides and valleys descending to the sea, and tempting shops. Explore Mindelo’s cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and peaceful harbour. By contrast, Morocco presents a fascinating world of mosques and bazaars to discover. Finally, La Coruña offers the chance to visit the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela.