Columbus<br> CMV<br>120 Night Grand World Cruise<br>Tilbury Return

120 Night Grand World Cruise
Tilbury Return

Ship: Columbus - CMV
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Duration: 120 Night
Ports: London, Tilbury, Amsterdam, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Bridgetown, Oranjestad, Cristobal, Panama City, Transit Panama Canal, Balboa, Acapulco, Nuku Hiva, Papeete, Bora Bora, Nuku' alofa, Auckland, Tauranga, Akaroa, Picton, Sydney - Australia, Hamilton Island, Yorkey's Knob, Rabaul, Yokohama, Kagoshima, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang, Port Klang, Singapore, Penang, Langkawi, Cochin, Mumbai, Salalah, Safaga, Aqaba, Suez Canal, Ashdod, Valletta (Malta), Gibraltar, Lisbon, London
Airport gateway (Arrival) : London
Airport gateway (Departure) : London



Day Destination Arrival Date/Time Departure Date/Time
1 London Tilbury 05/01/2019 - 05/01/2019 20:00
2 Amsterdam 06/01/2019 13:00 06/01/2019 20:00
3 At Sea 07/01/2019 - - -
4 At Sea 08/01/2019 - - -
5 At Sea 09/01/2019 - - -
6 At Sea 10/01/2019 - - -
7 Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores 11/01/2019 08:00 11/01/2019 20:00
8 At Sea 12/01/2019 - - -
9 At Sea 13/01/2019 - - -
10 At Sea 14/01/2019 - - -
11 At Sea 15/01/2019 - - -
12 At Sea 16/01/2019 - - -
13 At Sea 17/01/2019 - - -
14 Bridgetown 18/01/2019 08:00 18/01/2019 18:00
15 At Sea 19/01/2019 - - -
16 Oranjestad 20/01/2019 08:00 20/01/2019 16:00
17 At Sea 21/01/2019 - - -
18 Cristóbal for Panama City 22/01/2019 07:00 22/01/2019 13:00
18 Transit Panama Canal 22/01/2019 - - -
19 Balboa 23/01/2019 - 23/01/2019 04:00
20 At Sea 24/01/2019 - - -
21 At Sea 25/01/2019 - - -
22 At Sea 26/01/2019 - - -
23 Acapulco 27/01/2019 08:00 27/01/2019 23:00
24 At Sea 28/01/2019 - - -
25 At Sea 29/01/2019 - - -
26 At Sea 30/01/2019 - - -
27 At Sea 31/01/2019 - - -
28 At Sea 01/02/2019 - - -
29 At Sea 02/02/2019 - - -
30 At Sea 03/02/2019 - - -
31 Nuku Hiva 04/02/2019 07:00 04/02/2019 18:00
32 At Sea 05/02/2019 - - -
33 Papeete, Tahiti 06/02/2019 19:00 - -
34 Papeete, Tahiti 07/02/2019 - 07/02/2019 20:00
35 Bora Bora 08/02/2019 07:00 08/02/2019 18:00
36 At Sea 09/02/2019 - - -
37 At Sea 10/02/2019 - - -
38 At Sea 11/02/2019 - - -
39 Crossing International Date Line 12/02/2019 - - -
40 Nuku'alofa 13/02/2019 07:00 13/02/2019 17:00
41 At Sea 14/02/2019 - - -
42 At Sea 15/02/2019 - - -
43 Auckland 16/02/2019 09:00 16/02/2019 21:00
44 Tauranga for Rotorua 17/02/2019 07:30 17/02/2019 17:30
45 At Sea 18/02/2019 - - -
46 Akaroa for Christchurch 19/02/2019 08:00 19/02/2019 18:00
47 Picton 20/02/2019 08:00 20/02/2019 19:00
48 At Sea 21/02/2019 - - -
49 At Sea 22/02/2019 - - -
50 At Sea 23/02/2019 - - -
51 Sydney 24/02/2019 07:00 24/02/2019 21:00
52 At Sea 25/02/2019 - - -
53 At Sea 26/02/2019 - - -
54 Hamilton Island 27/02/2019 08:00 27/02/2019 21:00
55 At Sea 28/02/2019 - - -
56 Yorkey's Knob for Cairns 01/03/2019 06:00 01/03/2019 20:00
57 At Sea 02/03/2019 - - -
58 At Sea 03/03/2019 - - -
59 At Sea 04/03/2019 - - -
60 Rabaul 05/03/2019 07:00 05/03/2019 18:00
61 At Sea 06/03/2019 - - -
62 At Sea 07/03/2019 - - -
63 At Sea 08/03/2019 - - -
64 At Sea 09/03/2019 - - -
65 At Sea 10/03/2019 - - -
66 At Sea 11/03/2019 - - -
67 Yokohama for Tokyo 12/03/2019 07:00 12/03/2019 19:00
68 At Sea 13/03/2019 - - -
69 Kagoshima 14/03/2019 08:00 14/03/2019 20:00
70 At Sea 15/03/2019 - - -
71 At Sea 16/03/2019 - - -
72 Tianjiin for Beijing 17/03/2019 06:00 17/03/2019 22:00
73 At Sea 18/03/2019 - - -
74 At Sea 19/03/2019 - - -
75 Shanghai 20/03/2019 06:00 20/03/2019 22:00
76 At Sea 21/03/2019 - - -
77 At Sea 22/03/2019 - - -
78 Hong Kong 23/03/2019 07:00 23/03/2019 20:00
79 At Sea 24/03/2019 - - -
80 Halong Bay for Hanoi 25/03/2019 07:00 25/03/2019 23:00
81 At Sea 26/03/2019 - - -
82 At Sea 27/03/2019 - - -
83 Phu My for Ho Chi Minh City 28/03/2019 06:00 28/03/2019 23:00
84 At Sea 29/03/2019 - - -
85 Ko Samui 30/03/2019 07:00 30/03/2019 16:00
86 Laem Chabang for Bangkok 31/03/2019 08:00 31/03/2019 00:00
87 At Sea 01/04/2019 - - -
88 At Sea 02/04/2019 - - -
89 Singapore 03/04/2019 07:00 03/04/2019 21:00
90 Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur 04/04/2019 12:00 04/04/2019 19:00
91 Penang 05/04/2019 08:00 05/04/2019 17:00
92 Langkawi 06/04/2019 06:00 06/04/2019 13:00
93 At Sea 07/04/2019 - - -
94 At Sea 08/04/2019 - - -
95 At Sea 09/04/2019 - - -
96 Cochin 10/04/2019 08:00 10/04/2019 18:00
97 At Sea 11/04/2019 - - -
98 Mumbai 12/04/2019 08:00 12/04/2019 20:00
99 At Sea 13/04/2019 - - -
100 At Sea 14/04/2019 - - -
101 At Sea 15/04/2019 - - -
102 Salalah 16/04/2019 08:00 16/04/2019 17:00
103 At Sea 17/04/2019 - - -
104 At Sea 18/04/2019 - - -
105 At Sea 19/04/2019 - - -
106 At Sea 20/04/2019 - - -
107 Safaga for Luxor 21/04/2019 04:00 21/04/2019 20:00
108 Aqaba for Petra 22/04/2019 09:00 22/04/2019 21:00
109 At Sea 23/04/2019 - - -
110 Transit the Suez Canal 24/04/2019 04:00 24/04/2019 17:00
111 Ashdod for Jerusalem 25/04/2019 05:00 25/04/2019 18:00
112 At Sea 26/04/2019 - - -
113 At Sea 27/04/2019 - - -
114 Valletta 28/04/2019 09:00 28/04/2019 17:00
115 At Sea 29/04/2019 - - -
116 At Sea 30/04/2019 - - -
117 Gibraltar 01/05/2019 08:00 01/05/2019 13:00
118 Lisbon 02/05/2019 09:00 02/05/2019 14:00
119 At Sea 03/05/2019 - - -
120 At Sea 04/05/2019 - - -
121 London Tilbury 05/05/2019 11:00 - -


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London is an enormous cosmopolitan city, with all the cultural and gastronomic attractions you'd expect from a world capital. Stretching for more than 30 miles on either side of the River Thames, it is Europe's largest city, with a diverse population of about eight million. Southampton is one of several port cities and a gateway to London.

Country - England
Distance from port to City - 100kms
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Pound (GBP)

Places of Interest
Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge


London (Tilbury)

Take a trip up to London and get a bird's-eye view of the city from the London Eye. See sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly. Stroll along Lower Regent Street or visit the British Museum.


Take a boat ride along Amsterdam’s charming canals past sturdy old houses and under quaint bridges. Visit one of the city’s superb museums housing many of the Dutch Masters’ most outstanding works or learn about Anne Frank and the city’s Jewish heritage. Or, journey into the countryside and see historic windmills and the fascinating porcelain works in Delft.

Country - Netherlands
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 15kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Dam Square, Anne Frank's House, Volendam & Marken

Ponta Delgada

You'll be astonished to see, in the depths of the huge crater at the center of the island, two lakes--one emerald green, the other sky-blue. More astonishments: a cluster of hot springs bubbling in the mist.

Country - The Azores (Portugal)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 2kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Sete Cidades Crater Lake

Sao Miguel



The charming island of Barbados, with its capital Bridgetown retains a distinctive British Flavor. Sprawling plantations with beautiful mansions, towering lighthouses and historic towns take you back in time. Along the coast, pristine waters invite you to go snorkeling or scuba diving or relax on soft sands with a local specialty in hand.

Country - Barbados
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 13kms
Currency - Bardados Dollar (BBD)

Places of Interest
Harrisons Cave, Turtle Bay, Andromeda Gardens



Country - Panama
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 10kms
Currency -
Places of Interest

Panama City

Distance from port to City
Distance to Airport

Places of Interest

Transit Panama Canal



The original Mexican resort town, it is still popular amongst stars and jetsetters as it was in the late 50's. Known for its famous white beaches and non-stop glamour, the town is littered with local bistros with their cosmopolitan menus and mariachi bands.

Country - Mexico
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 26kms
Currency - Mexican Pesos (MXN)

Places of Interest
South Hollywood, Papagayo River, La Quebrada Cliff Divers

Nuku Hiva


A look beyond its bustling waterfront will reveal the island paradise French artist Paul Gauguin came to explore and embrace. The island’s lush interior is a canvas of deep green valleys, 7,000 feet-high peaks and cascading waterfalls. On the south shore lies the Gauguin Museum at Mataiea while at Tautira on the north coast, other famous names like Captain Cook and Robert Louis Stevenson came to call. Back in Papeete, visit the restored ancient temple of Arahurahu Marae or shop for cultured black pearls.

Country - French Polynesia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Pacific Francs (XPF)

Places of Interest

Point Venus, Gauguin Museum, Tahara Hill and Matavai Bay

Bora Bora

No name captures the imagination of paradise as well as the French Polynesian island nation of Bora Bora. Majestic mountains sculpted by ancient volcanoes, a shimmering lagoon and a barrier reef dotted with tiny motu or islets welcome visitors to perhaps the most stunning island in the South Pacific, and generations of travelers — including novelist James Michener — regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise. Approximately, a mere 4,600 people live a seemingly idyllic lifestyle in the main villages of Vaitape, Anau and Faanui.

Country - French Polynesia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Pacific Francs (XPF)

Places of Interest
Vaitape, Mareas, Beaches and Lagoons

Nuku' alofa


Virtually surrounded by water, Auckland is known as ‘The City of Sails’ with good reason. Opt to see the city from above with a visit to its Sky Tower, complete with a revolving restaurant! Sail on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour for a taste of its yachting culture. Or head for the natural beauty of Rotorua. A different world completely, here you will find boiling mud pools, spouting geysers and hot springs. A highlight of New Zealand not to be missed!

Country - New Zealand
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 21kms
Currency - New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

Places of Interest
Auckland War Memorial, Sky Tower, Auckland Regional Botanical Gardens


Rotorua (some miles inland from the port of Tauranga) is the center of New Zealand's thermal area on the North Island. Spectacular phenomena such as geysers, boiling mud, hot pools, hot springs, and spouts of gushing steam can be seen. Lake Rotorua's waters are icy, yet the sandy shores are too warm for bare feet to walk upon. Rotorua is also the center of Maori life and culture, with a model village, displays of carving, and concerts of Maori music and singing. Tauranga, meaning "shelter" (named by Capt. Cook the Bay of Plenty), with its population of 48,000, is now a modern thriving city supported by the export of lumber and farming. This popular holiday resort is a paradise for deep-sea fishermen, and close to the golden sands of Ohope Beach for surfing and swimming.

Country - New Zealand 
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 90kms
Currency - New Zealand Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Ohope Beach, Rotorua



Sydney - Australia

Sydney is Australia's largest city, which is the number one tourist destination in the country. It offers a multitude of sights such as the famous Opera House and distinctive Harbour Bridge of course. You can travel back in time with a visit to Sydney’s oldest centre – The Rocks. Take a city tour to take in Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Bask on Bondi Beach for a dose of sun, sea and sand. Or travel a little further afield for a glimpse of the Aussie wildlife and views of the Blue Mountains.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands. It is one of Australia's most sought after holiday destinations, white sandy beaches, displaying a myriad of marine life and world class gold courses. 

Yorkey's Knob


With its lagoon, tiny islands, and north coast drive through amazing length of coconut plantations, Madang Province is a perfect example of relaxed Pacific outlook.

Country -  Papua New Guinea
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 65kms
Currency - Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK)

Places of Interest
Beehive Islands, Tavui Point, New Britain Volcanoes, Kokopo


Yokohama is Japan's second largest city with a population of over three million. Yokohama remains popular among expats, has one of the world's largest chinatowns and preserves some former Western residences in the Yamate district.

-  Japan
Distance from port to City -  5 km
Distance to Airport - 75km
Currency - Japanese Yen (JPY)

Places of Interest
Yamashita Park, Motomachi, Chinatown, Kannai, Sakuragi-cho, Minato


Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the "Naples of the Eastern World" for its bay location, hot climate and impressive stratovolcano, Sakurajima. The city was officially founded on April 1, 1889.

Country - Japan
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 35kms
Currency - Japanese Yen (JPY)

Places of Interest 
Senganen Garden, Sakurajima, Kagoshima Aquarium, Shiroyama Park, Reimeikan Museum


Tianjin is a famous historical city in northern China, not far from Beijing. The best known scenic and historical sites include Ning Garden, Tianhou Temple (Temple of Heavenly Empress), Dule Temple, The Great Wall at the Huangya Pass and the Mount Pan Scenic area.

Country - People's Republic of  China
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distancefrom Port to Airport - 45kms
Currency - Renminbi Yuan (RMB)

Places of Interest
Mount Pan Lookout, Ancient Culture Street, Yangliuqing Museum, Xikai Cathedral, Millenium Clock


For the past 15 years Shanghai has reawakened and regained its former glory as “The Paris of the East” in the 1920s and 30s. Its new skyscrapers seem to go up almost overnight, especially in the Pudong District, Shanghai's commericial center. And the air's electric with a sense of confidence and purpose.

Even the best museum, the Shanghai Museum, is but a decade old and already owns a collection of bronze that may well be the finest in the world. Still, there are a few more ancient sites worth your attention such as the pastoral, 16th century Yu Garden, an extraordinary maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions and bridges, encircled by an udulating dragon wall.

Country - China
Distance from port to City - 5kms
Distance from port to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Places of Interest
The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Gardens, Old Bazaar, Xintiandi, Shanghai Museum

Hong Kong

A city of great contrasts, Hong Kong presents a vivid and vibrant feast for the senses. You will find mirrored skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls and colourful markets vying for your attention. Take a cruise in a Chinese junk for a unique insight into this city’s lifeblood – its bustling harbour. Head to Victoria Peak for unforgettable views of the city. Visit Aberdeen Fishing Village to learn more about one of Hong Kong’s thriving communities, its boat people. Admire elaborate temples and stroll serene Chinese-style gardens. Or simply indulge in some serious retail therapy!

Country - Hong Kong (China)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Hong Kong Dollars (HKD)

Places of Interest
Tsim Sha Tsui, The Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Harbour, Lantau Island, Po Lin Monastery

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Imagine 2000 or more islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’, and legend claims the islands of Halong Bay were created by a great dragon from the mountains.

  • Country:  Vietnam
  • Currency: Dong (VND)
  • Places of Interest:  Hospital Cave,  An Thoi islands, Cat Ba National Park, limestone islands

Phu My

The port of Phu My is your gateway to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Travel time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Ho Chi Minh City

Over a quarter of a century has passed since the Vietnam War ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The port city of Vung Tau is a seaside beach resort located about two hours east of Ho Chi Minh City, with shopping, discos and a range of eateries. As the closest beach in the vicinity, Vung Tau is a daytrip from Ho Chi Minh City offering a retreat from the city heat.
Country - Vietnam
Distance from port to City - 60 kms
Distance from port to Airport - 80kms
Currency - Vietnam Dong (VND)

Places of Interest
Cu Chi Tunnels, City Hall, Renufication Hall, War Remnants Museum

Laem Chabang

Laem Chabang is home to Thailand's largest port. It is approximately two hours south of Bangkok.

Port Klang

Air conditioning. Single beds that can be converted into double bed. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini bar. Safe. Size is approximately 16 sq.m.


This prosperous, ultra-modern city-state stills holds many surprises, sporting diverse cultures, world class hotels, street eateries and duty free. Explore cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. Visit such attractions as the Jurong Bird Park and Sentosa Island. Or Simply head to Orchard Road for world-class shopping.

Country - Singapore
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Places of Interest
Sentosa Island, Little India, Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Orchard Road, Singapore Zoo



Sheltered by the mountainous backbone of Peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi escapes the northeastern winter monsoon entirely and enjoys sunny skies when the eastern provinces are flooded. Coupled with natural white sand beaches, lush jungle foliage and craggy mountain peaks – the island was at one time touted as "Malaysia's best-kept secret".

Country - Malaysia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Malaysian Rinngit (MYR)

Places of Interest
Pulau Dayang Bunting, Mangroves, Caving


Cochin (now known as Kochi) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and is one of the principal seaports of the country.

Country - India
Distance from port to City - 1km
Distance from port to Airport - 1000kms
Currency - Indian Rupees (INR)

Places of Interest
Elephant Training Centre, Hill Palace Museum, Museum of Kerala, Mattancherry, Thirumala Devaswom Temple, Malayattoor, Cherai Beach


The financial capital and most populous city in India, Mumbai is a diverse, vibrant, multi-cultural, modern city teeming with crowds. Situated on the west coast of India, Mumbai is the capital ofthe state of Maharashtra and home to 20 million people.

Country: India

Currency:  Indian Rupee

Places of Interest: Manu Bhavan Museum,  Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, Jijamata Udyan Zoo, Elepnata and Kanheri Caves



Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quarà Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.

Country - Oman
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - N/A
Currency - Omani Rial (OMR)

Places of Interest
Sultan Qaboos Palace, Al-Hisn Souq


Safaga was for many years a merchant port – now the town, with its wide azure bay, long sandy beaches and pretty islands, is a favourite sports destination in the Red Sea Riviera. Safaga is especially popular among windsurfers, and was the host of the 1993 Red Sea World Windsurfing Championships.

Country - Egypt
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Places of Interest
Windsurfing in Safaga Bay


The waterway to the Red Sea - the commercial sea port of Aqaba (Al 'Aqabah) is the only outlet to the Hashimate Kingdom of Jordan, and is situated at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba. Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose-coloured desert to the North.

Country - Jordan
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Places of Interest
Aqaba Fort

Suez Canal


Valletta (Malta)

Strategically located on Mount Sceberras overlooking the Grand and Marsamxett harbours is Valletta, the capital of Malta and an icon of baroque architecture. It is a city steeped in history, culture and religion with elaborate fortifications, palaces, museums and churches. Amongst the notable highlights are the Grand Co-Cathedral of St. John, the monastoic church of the knights of St. John, the Grand Master's Palace, Mdina, the famed walled city, war and archeological museums.

Country -  Malta
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Maltese Liyra (MTL)

Places of Interest
Hager Qim, Mnajdra, Mellieha


Gibraltar is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world. Here you will find a mixture of ethnicity, with Spaniards, Moors, Arabs and British settlers making up the population. The famous Rock of Gibraltar is the reason why so many tourists flock to this part of the world

Country - Gibraltar
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 1kms
Currency - Gibraltar Pound (GIP)

Places of Interest
Rock of Gibraltar, Great Siege Tunnels, Ape's Den


With over twenty centuries of history, this beautiful city boasts tile covered building façades and narrow Medieval streets, most of which still remain today. The port's strategic location brought about Portugal's great wave of exploration during the 15th century. Trade routes from the east brought rich and varied spices, textiles and foreign influences.

Country - Portugal
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 8kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
St Jorge Castle, Praca do Comercio, Gulbenkian Museum



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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain’s leading independent cruise line and 2017 heralds our eighth year of operating cruises from a choice of 11 UK ports and our fifth year from Fremantle, Australia.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is part of the CMV Holdings London Travel & Leisure Group with offices in Purfleet, Essex, UK, Sydney, Australia, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA and Munich, Germany.  CMV is also a member of the prestigious global industry body, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association).

We believe our smaller more intimate ships offer a leisurely and traditional home away from home country house style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. That’s why over 40% of our passengers cruise with us again and again and why over 95% of our guests are satisfied and enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.  Our expanding fleet has currently five small-to medium ships: Astor, Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and debuting in June 2017, the Columbus.

With the Astor 2018 Season we will be offering long distance voyaging from London to Fremantle via Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide, including 13 itineraries that allow guests to explore Western Australia’s South West and Bali in Indonesia. Astor will visit Melbourne and Adelaide as well before returning to London via South Africa. The stylish Astor offers a great opportunity to experience the bygone halcyon days of long distance sea travel. This exquisite 620 passenger ocean liner represents a new era in premium style cruising.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is delighted to have been honoured with nominations for the following travel industry awards:

  • Best Mainstream Cruise Line – Globe Travel Awards 2016
  • Best Specialist Cruise line including River – Globe Travel Awards 2015
  • Best Value for Money Cruise Line – Cruise International Magazine Awards 2015, 2016
  • Best Small Ship Cruise Line – British Travel Awards 2014. 2015
  • Favourite Cruise Line - Globe Travel Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Best ex-UK and Best value for money - Cool Cruises by Travel Weekly 2016
  • Best Ocean Cruise Line - Selling Travel, Agents Choice Awards 2016

And, awarded with the following:

  • Top 5 Small Ship for Entertainment – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Top 5 Mid-Size Ship for Shore Excursions – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line for Groups – Group Travel Organiser Awards 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line – Silver Travel Advisor Awards 2016


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Columbus - CMV

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.

At 63,786 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage), with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose-built for deep sea ocean cruising, which we believe makes it ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further before the start of her Cruise and Maritime fleet maiden season.

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites, which have been specially designed for our customers who have been requesting more balcony accommodation. Following the successful trial on board Magellan, 150 cabins will also be allocated for solo cruisers as we recognise the needs of single travellers. Each cabin is fitted with high-quality furnishings and facilities, so you can truly relax at the end of each day of discovery.

Cruising aboard the Columbus ship offers not only a life of leisure on-board, but also countless opportunities to explore some of the world’s most fascinating destinations. At each port, you will find a wide range of excursions specially selected to show you the best of every shore. Find exclusive cruise offers on Columbus voyages today!

Ship facts


Key Information
Cruise Line
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Gross Tonnage
Bahamas, British Commonwealth
Passenger Capacity
775 cabins (1400 passengers)
1997, 2003, 2010, 2015 & April 2017
Cruising Speed
16.50 knots (Max 21.50kts)
Passenger Decks
Electric Current
Stabilised & Air Conditioned
Officers & Crew
Cruise Staff & Entertainers
British & International
247m (811ft)
32m (105ft)

Columbus - CMV Deck plans

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