The 2019 World Cruise on Columbus has been announced by Cruise & Maritime Voyages (aka CMV). Columbus is due to depart from Tilbury on Saturday 5th January 2019 on a 120 night voyage, which will take passengers to some of the most iconic destinations in the world. She will then return to Tilbury on Sunday 5th May 2019, with all onboard having made plenty of wonderful lifetime memories.
‘Buy One Get One Free’ is the launch promotion; as well as special prices for single occupancy, but they may well be withdrawn at some stage without notice, so don’t delay, call today on 01455821770 or 08002922850, for an up-to-date check on availability and pricing. There are also a number of ‘added value benefits’ on the launch promotion, which include the following: –
~ Free crew gratuities worth £480pp with Standard Twin (cat7) and singles, and above
~ onboard credit for Superior and Standard Plus grades and above
~ beverage package with lunch and dinner for Premium and Superior Plus grades and above
~ reduced rate All Inclusive Drinks package for Superior and Standard Plus grades and above
During the 120 night cruise, the ports of call will be as follows: –
Tilbury, Amsterdam, Ponta Delgada (Azores), Barbados, Oranjestad (Aruba), Cristobal (Panama), Panama Canal Transit, Balboa (Panama), Acapulco (Mexico), Nuku Hiva (French Polynesia), Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia), Bora Bora (French Polynesia), Crossing the international Date Line, Nuku’alofa (Tonga), Auckland (New Zealand), Tauranga for Rotorua (New Zealand), Christchurch, New Zealand), Wellington (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia – overnight), Hamilton Island (Australia), Rabaul (Papua New Guinea), Yokohama for Tokyo (Japan), Kagoshima (Japan), Tianjin for Beijing (China), Shanghai (China), Hong Kong, Halong Bay for Hanoi (Vietnam), Phu My for Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Ko Samui (Thailand), Laem Chabang for Bangkok (Thailand), Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Penang (Malaysia), Phuket (Thailand), Cochin (India), Mumbai (India), Salalah (Oman), Safaga for Luxor (Egypt), Aqaba for Petra (Jordan), Transit the Suez Canal, Ashdod for Jerusalem (Israel), Gibraltar, Lisbon (Portugal), Tilbury.
Columbus joined the CMV fleet in June 2017, and I was lucky enough to spend a night onboard and attended the renaming ceremony when Angela Rippon became the new Godmother. Many UK passengers from the UK will know the ship as she has previously sailed as Ocean Village, and before that as P&O Cruises’ Arcadia. I made the video below while onboard, and if you click on the following link you can see my detailed review of Columbus, which also has a selection of photos.
Look at the full itinerary below, and if the full world cruise would be too long for you there is likely to be a number of sectors available. If you let me know which part of the cruise you would be looking for, I can investigate further for you.
PLEASE NOTE All details believed to be correct at the time of posting on 3rd August 2017, but offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn by CMV without notice. CMV terms and conditions apply, and I can provide them on request. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin. Gratuities at £4pp per night apply to all inner, ocean view cat 6 and voyager IG/OG grade cabins. Prices exclude visa costs. Onboard credit applies to Standard Plus ocean view cabins and above and is non-refundable/non-creditable. Beverage package applies to Superior Plus ocean view cabins and above. Voyager IG/OG cabin guarantee (cabin allocated at ticketing stage), benefits do not apply. All Inclusive drinks package is only available for purchase for the entire duration of the cruise and if all occupants of the cabin purchase it.