No-fly Grand Round the World Cruise, 5 January 2019 (117 nights)

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Cruise and Maritime
Depart Date:
5th January 2019
117 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
  • Maiden ports of call in Tonga, Rabaul, Tokyo, Kagoshima and Beijing.
Guaranteed Inside from
£8,549 pp
Guaranteed Outside from
£10,259 pp
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Cruise Id: 155225

Holiday Features

 A wonderful selection of leisure & dining options:
  • A well appointed wellbeing centre with a fully equipped gymnasium
  • 2 heated swimming pools & expansive deck areas including a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events
  • British themed Taveners Pub & Casino
  • 5 dining options including 3 fine dining options plus 2 specialty coffee shops
  • A choice of 8 lounge bars plus 2 deck bars 
  • 6 entertainment venues
  • Ballroom & social dancing events
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Tilbury
The International Cruise Terminal at Tilbury in Essex is conveniently situated by the River Thames just 25 miles east of London and 7 miles from junction 31 of the M25.
2 Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a legendary city, where you can explore picturesque canals, a unique flower market, stunning museums and more
3-6 At Sea - 4 days
7 Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada, Azores
With amazing two-tone lakes and a stunning lush landscape, the Azores are somewhere you will need plenty of camera film.
8-13 At Sea - 6 days
14 Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados will delight you with its fine beaches, body-heat waters, calypso rhythms and perfect climate. You will love the friendliness of the welcoming, easygoing and laid back local people.
15 At Sea
16 Oranjestad, Aruba AM
17 At Sea
18 Cristobal
Cristobal is a port city that resides at the entrance of Limon Bay that leads to the entrance to the eastern side of the Panama Canal. Many ships cruising to the Panama Canal simply enter the locks and then are raised up to Gatun Lake where they then tender folks ashore for their shore excursions. Those that do not take a shore excursion, generally stay aboard to retrace their steps back down the locks and then to Cristobal. Some ships do not enter the locks at all, but simply start their shore excursions in Cristobal.
18 Panama Canal Transit AM
19 Balboa
20 At Sea
21 Puerto Quetzal
Puerto Quetzal
This charming port city on the Pacific coast of Guatemala is home to the beautiful, iridescent Quetzal bird, which was once sacred to the Mayan civilization that once ruled over this land.
22 At Sea
23 Acapulco
One of Mexico's top resorts and a favorite haunt of jet-setters and stars, Acapulco is an international destination alive with gorgeous beaches and non-stop glamour.
24-26 At Sea - 7 days
27 Nuku Hiva Island AM PM
28 At Sea
29-30 Papeete, Tahiti - Overnight onboard PM PM
31 Bora Bora
Bora Bora
Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 ft).
32-34 At Sea - 3 days
35 International Dateline (Gain a Day) - Crossing
36 Nuku'alofa AM PM
37-38 At Sea - 2 days
39 Auckland
New Zealand’s biggest city and major cruise port, Auckland, sits between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, which is how it came to host the America’s Cup twice - in 1999 and 2002 - attracting investment to transform the harbourside into a superb meeting and eating place which all visitors can now appreciate. ]The Viaduct Harbour area now boasts outdoor restaurants ideally placed to view the hundreds of yachts attracted to this icon of sailing success. This ‘City of Sails’ is also home to New Zealand’s impressive National Maritime Museum which charts the nation’s seafaring history.
40 Tauranga
Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region, in the North Island of New Zealand.
41 At Sea
42 Akaroa AM PM
43 Picton AM PM
44-46 At Sea - 3 days
47 Sydney
As one of the oldest settlements in Australia as well as one of the world's top travel destinations, Sydney offers Aussie hospitality combined with spectacular attractions -- from its dramatic harbour and cosmopolitan city center, to its protected coves, miles of beautiful beaches, and the spectacular Blue Mountains.
48-49 At Sea - 2 days
50 Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia. Hamilton Island, like most in the Whitsunday group, was formed as sea levels rose creating numerous drowned mountains that are situated close to the east coast of Queensland, Australia.
51 At Sea
52 Yorkeys Knob AM PM
53-55 At Sea - 3 days
56 Rabaul AM PM
57-62 At Sea - 6 days
63 Tokyo (Yokohama)
Tokyo (Yokohama)
From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the famed Ginza district, Tokyo is an intriguing blend of East and West. And the amazing Mt. Fuji towers over it all.
64 At Sea
65 Kagoshima AM PM
66-67 At Sea - 2 days
68 Beijing (Tianjin) AM PM
69-70 At Sea - 2 days
71 Shanghai
The streets are packed with people, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet, serenity can always be found — be it a class practicing Tai Chi in a park or the peaceful repose of the city's fabled jade Buddha.
72-73 At Sea - 2 days
74 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour.
75 The Hainan Strait - Cruising
76 Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Qu?ng Ninh province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to H? Long City, C?m Ph? town, and part of Van Don district. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. H? Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái T? Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest.
77-78 At Sea - 2 days
79 Phu My, (for Ho Chi Min City) AM PM
80 At Sea
81 Koh Samui AM PM
82 Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon meaning "city of angels" for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Bangkok is the economic center of Thailand, dominating the country's economy and dwarfing any other urban centers. Laem Chabang is a city in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It covers the tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung district, and the complete tambon Bueng, Sura Sak, Thung Su Khla and parts of Nong Kham of Si Racha district.
83-84 At Sea - 2 days
85 Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages; Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Ever fascinating, Singapore boasts diverse cultures, luxurious hotels, and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
86 Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
For Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur cruise ships must dock at the deepwater cruise port Kelang, which is 90 minutes drive away. This, though, is good news for cruise visitors because, along the way to the capital, you not only see the magnificent Salahuddin ‘Blue’ Mosque - the largest in southeast Asia with room for 16,000 worshippers - but also visit the Batu Caves where a stone staircase with 272 steps leads up to a Hindu Shrine. If you make the effort, you are rewarded with the company of scores of monkeys which live around the caves.
87 Penang AM PM
88 Langkawi
Langkawi,officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. Only four of the islands are inhabited - Pulau Langkawi (the main island), Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak and Pulau Dayang Bunting
89-91 At Sea - 3 days
92 Cochin
The view of the harbour is immediately recognisable even if you have never cruised to this uniquely picturesque Indian port before. For the lines of fishing nets gracefully hanging down from bamboo frames along the waterfront have inspired artists and hotographers ever since this Chinese fishing style was imported into Indias Kerala region. It is a magical welcome to a mystical place, especially its old town - Fort Kochi (Cochin). This not only has a 16th century Portuguese-built church but a 17th century synagogue for the small community that still remains from the Jewish settlers who arrived 2,000 years ago.
93 At Sea
94 Mumbai (Bombay)
Mumbai (Bombay)
Mumbai formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world.
95-97 At Sea - 3 days
98 Salalah
The city of Salalah is known as the “perfume capital of Arabia.” The city is a popular destination for tourism due to the natural attractions of the nearby mountains and abundant stands of frankincense trees lining mountain wadi courses. Around the city and into the mountains the countryside is lush and green during the monsoon period with the vegetation supporting herds of cattle. The climate supports wildlife often more commonly associated with East Africa, such as leopards and hyenas. The beaches and coastline are also major attractions for scuba diving and bird watching.
99-102 At Sea - 4 days
103 Luxor & Valley of the Kings (Safaga) AM PM
104 Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba, an ancient city carved from ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, guaranteed to mesmerise.
105 At Sea
106 Transit - Suez Canal
107 Ashdod
Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, located 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of Tel Aviv and 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Ashkelon and 53 kilometres (33 mi) west of Jerusalem. Ashdod is an important regional industrial center. The Port of Ashdod is Israel's largest port accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods.
108-109 At Sea - 2 days
110 Valletta
As you sail into Malta, you are treated to a breathtaking landscape of soaring steeples and church domes.
111-112 At Sea - 2 days
113 Gibraltar
In Gibraltar, take advantage of the incredible views from Europa Point and visit the underground chambers of St Michael's cave- watch out for the Barbary Apes though!
114 Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
115-116 At Sea - 2 days
117 Tilbury
The International Cruise Terminal at Tilbury in Essex is conveniently situated by the River Thames just 25 miles east of London and 7 miles from junction 31 of the M25.
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Customer reviews for Columbus

  • Columbus
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 01 Jan 2018

Returned to Tilbury on the 14 Dec from a 46 night cruise. I am a solo traveller. The cabin was very large with loads of space for clothing. The ship is beautifully clean and the staff are lovely and helpful. The food is good. You won't go hungry.. I have been on several cruises but found this one excellent value for money and would definitely use Cruise and Maritime again if they keep their single passenger prices reasonable. Overall I was delighted..

  • Columbus
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 04 Dec 2017

This was our second cruise. We went on a cruise to Canaries and Madeira. The ships crew, service and its cleanliness was amazing. In common with some other passengers we did not get our booked dining time, even though we booked 11 months previously. We were told on board that the ship is just given the passenger information by head office. Head office told us "There is a 'mutual understanding that this (dining) is not done on a guarantee basis". We find this appalling when relatively easy computer programmes can be designed to guarantee desired siting. If you are infirm then check VERY carefully gangways that the ship may use (whether its the decision of the ship or the ports). We went to Lisbon where a ramp was use with many steps. At all other ports the gangway was obstruction free. In addition the port at Lisbon is being modernised with low cost labour laying cobbles which as not bedded in correctly. This is NOT CMV's issue. But, take note for the future ! The food was generally far better that what we experienced on the Oriana (P&O), but beware of tasteless/textureless sausages, crab salad with NO crab (it's 30-40% white fish with added crustaceans). We will definitely consider Cruise and Maritime again, but will do more homework before booking

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  • Columbus
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 08 Nov 2017

I returned from my 3rd cruise on Columbus this year, at the end of October, I am a solo passenger, and was given 5 star treatment from ALL staff. It was my birthday whilst on the ship and of course along came the cake in he restaurant along with the waiters singing happy birthday. As if that was not enough after my meal as always I visited Taveners bar where the waiters naming a few Yuliya, Ellina, Olesya and Ther had organised the singer and everybody else to sing happy birthday to me, what a moment will never forget it. I then again as always went to the Dome night club at about 10.30pm, just as I sat down Arasee the young lady waitress walked up to me and wished me happy birthday and brought me my usual drink, it did not end there she then brought to my table the biggest birthday cake I have seen and once again the singers sang happy birthday to me. I am told this was Arasee's first cruise and for a young lady to go to the trouble and organise such a thing for me was truly remarkable she provided plates and even cut the cake and shared with other passengers and bar staff for me, other passengers commented at what a lovely surprise given by this young lady this is what makes C&M SPECIAL and I will never forget and truly hope to see her on my next C&M Cruise. All staff were brilliant but the ones I have mentioned make me want to come back and back and back. THANK YOU 

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