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Columbus<br>32 Night  Singapore to London (Tilbury)

Columbus
32 Night Singapore to London (Tilbury)

Ship: Columbus - CMV
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departures:  03 April 2019
Duration: 32 Nights
Ports: Singapore, Port Kelang, Penang, Langkawi, Cochin, Mumbai, Salalah, Safaga, Aqaba, Transit Suez Canal, Ashdod, Valletta (Malta), Gibraltar, Lisbon, London
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Singapore
Airport gateway (Departure) : London

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Ports

Singapore

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

Port Kelang

Penang

Langkawi

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

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

Mumbai

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

 

Salalah

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

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

Aqaba

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

Transit Suez Canal

Ashdod

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

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

Lisbon

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

London

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

 

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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

 

Ship info

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
63,786grt
Registry
Bahamas, British Commonwealth
Passenger Capacity
775 cabins (1400 passengers)
Re-built
1997, 2003, 2010, 2015 & April 2017
Cruising Speed
16.50 knots (Max 21.50kts)
Passenger Decks
13
Lifts
9
Electric Current
220v
Stabilised & Air Conditioned
Yes
Officers & Crew
International
Cruise Staff & Entertainers
British & International
Dimensions
Length
247m (811ft)
Beam
32m (105ft)

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