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Columbus, Cruise and Maritime

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Ship Stats and Features
Beam (Ship Width): 105 ft
Draught(Ship Depth): 27 ft
Length: 811 ft
Tonnage: 63786
Cruising Speed: 22 kts
Number of Decks: 12
Number of Lifts: 9
Formal nights: No
Adult Only: Yes
Kids Club: No
Columbus is the flagship for traditional British cruise line Cruise and Maritime Voyages. Formerly known as P&O Cruises Arcadia, the explorer themed cruise ship is dedicated to British cruisers with London Tilbury as her homeport.

Purposely designed and built for deep sea ocean cruising , Columbus provides an exciting programme of scenic cruises taking British cruisers far and wide. With a length of nearly 250 meters and capacity for approximately 1400 guests, Columbus offers guests a spacious and relaxing cruising experience.

Columbus boasts 775 passenger cabins, 75% of which provide ocean views. Several Deluxe-balcony cabins are also available. 150 cabins are allocated for single cruisers and with Columbus being an adult only cruise ship, guests can expect a sophisticated atmosphere onboard.

Following an extensive refit in recent years and further refurbishment in 2017, Columbus now boasts several exciting dining venues, bars and entertainment venues.

Columbus features exciting itineraries sailing to destinations such as Iceland, Fjordland, Baltic Capitals, Amsterdam, the Canary Islands and even Cuba and the Caribbean.

Cuisine and Dining on Columbus

Guests sailing onboard Columbus can enjoy the pleasure of five dining options including three fine dining venues and two specialty coffee and tea shops. 
A selection of lounge bars provide the perfect spot to unwind whilst the traditional British Pub provides a homely and comfortable hang out. Two deck bars offer an excellent backdrop for cocktail sipping or wine tasting.

Signature Cruise and Maritime venues include
  • Waterfront Restaurant
  • Plantation Bistro
  • Chef's Table
  • Fusion
  • The Grill
  • Alfresco Grill
  • Hemingsway
  • Cappucinno's
  • Gelato's Ice Cream Shop
In keeping with CMV's authentic British style, guests will find a range of speciality tea and chocolate beverages from renowned company Whittard of Chelsea. Choose from an extensive range, and browse the shop for selected gifts to take home.

Entertainment on Columbus

Guests will love the Columbus Palladium Show Lounge offering ballroom and social dancing events plus plenty other entertainment facilities onboard including

  • Dome Observatory & Nightclub
  • Shopping Galleria
  • Lounge & Library
  • Poolside Bar
  • British themed Taveners Pub & Casino

Spa & Fitness on Columbus

  • Heated swimming pools 
  • Jade Wellness Centre & Gym 
  • Medical centre 

Recreation on Columbus

Expansive deck area including a large screen for Outdoor movies & sporting events

Customer Reviews

Had a great cruise and the itinerary was spot on ....this ship is CMV's best but we have been on the others which are also very...read more
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Nice enough ship if you don't mind it being in need of an update. Bathrooms are past their best, beds old and quite low. Food w...read more
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Average Customer Review:   4.67961165048544 out of 64.67961165048544 out of 64.67961165048544 out of 64.67961165048544 out of 64.67961165048544 out of 64.67961165048544 out of 6  (103 Columbus Reviews)

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