German Christmas Markets Amsterdam | Columbus | 6Dec18

Ship: Columbus
Cruise Line: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Duration: 5
Ports: Tilbury, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Tilbury
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London Tilbury (United Kingdom)


Amsterdam (Netherlands)


Hamburg (Germany)


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Antwerp (Belgium)


London Tilbury (United Kingdom)

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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


Hamburg is a busy harbour city situated along the Elbe River in North Germany, most of its unique 19th and 20th century architecture has been restored after a few major fires and damage inflicted from the World War. The skyline features an extraordinary backdrop of church spires, architectural landmarks and towers, and the whole of the city serves as a gateway to the neighboring capital of Berlin.

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Unter den Linden Strasse, Brandenburg Gate


The capital of Belguim, Antwerp is renowned for its importance and place as one of the three primary centers of the global diamond industry.  Antwerp is situated on the right bank of the river Scheldt and is one of the largest ports in the world. Admire the grand archeitecture of Central Station featuring two monumental neo-baroque facades, topped by a large metal and glass dome. Dont forget to sample one of many Belgium beers in a tradtional Belgium pub and accompany it with a side of chips with mayonaisse, a local delicacy.

Country - Belgium
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 6kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Rubenshuis, Plantin Moretus Museum, Old Market Square



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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - a passion
Four ships with their own unique character, hundreds of destinations, on-board and on-land programmes to suit every taste and your mood at the time, attractive travel combination, short trips to get a feel for what we offer and long passages for enthusiasts and connoiseurs. Flexibility and variety are the dominant features of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. But one thing never changes: the fulfilment of personal wishes and your conception of how the cruise should be are always the focal point for us. We want you to shed your everyday cares and discover how wonderful it is to live without having to look at the clock. A whole new kind of freedom awaits you. Cruises are not only very beautiful, but also a very individual form of travel.

How about the Europa, the most beautiful yacht in the world. The EUROPA 2007 was again the only cruise ship worldwide to be awarded more than 5 stars and this is for the seventh time in succession. It promises unique cruises for travellers with high expectations. We offer the perfect combination of individual service and exclusive programmes, excellent cuisine and elegant furnishings.

The Hanseatic warmly welcomes you to your personal expedition onboard. She takes course for places that are untouched and fascinatingly foreign. With a maximum of 183 guests and a discreet 5 star service you will experience and learn about the world from a different aspect.

The Bremen, the discoverer with a sense for adventure is an expedition ship of a special kind. You will be pampered by our crew in a familiar, relaxed and comfortable 4 star atmosphere whilst heading for the regions afar.

The Columbus, a high-class globetrotter, the focuses on entertainment and the joy of living. It offers destinations on all continents - each day new experiences await you in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

But, regardless of which ship you decide to spend your holiday on, they all have one thing in common: they are the best in their category. Classic cruise or expedition, tuxedo or casual clothing - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is always worth a try.


Ship info


A cruise on board the COLUMBUS is primarily a journey for your senses. Colorful and diverse is every new site that you visit and every new culture you get to know. The life aboard the ship is filled with variety: Whether you are searching for some rest by the pool, looking forward to our show-cooking or are an active user of our personal fitness program – on board the COLUMBUS boredom is a foreign word. At night you can end the exciting day by chilling out with music and good entertainment.

Our qualified experts get you ready for all the sightings. Well-prepared, every harbour becomes a new adventure. Naturally our onboard tour guide team comes along on all the perfectly organized tours. If you are visiting far destinations on our journey around the world, if you are cruising the Great Lakes of North America or if you are targeting for the coasts of Europe – onboard the COLUMBUS you always have the choice between unforgettable experiences, every day.

Welcome to the World of the COLUMBUS.


  • Dining Room


  • Columbus Lounge
  • Caberet Acts
  • Live Music

Onboard Activities

  • Fitness Room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Massage Treatments



Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  14,903 Tonnes
Star Rating
  3 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Small/Expedition
Entered Service   July 1997
Registry   The Bahamas
Former Name   N/A
Length   144.13 metres
Beam   21.50 metres
Draft   5.15 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel (10,560kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   18.5
Passenger Capacity (twin)
Crew   170
Nationality of Officers   German
Nationality of Crew   German
Total Cabins   205
Total Inside cabins   47
Total Outside cabins   158
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   2
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   0
Passenger Decks   6
Cabin Electricity
Elevators   3
Self-Service Laundry
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   Euro

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