2020 Grand Round the World Cruise from London Tilbury, 6 January 2020 (120 nights)

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Ship:
Columbus
Line:
Cruise and Maritime
Departure:
London Tilbury
Depart Date:
6th January 2020
Duration:
120 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 91 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
  • New ports of call : Suva (Fiji), Madang (Papua New Guinea) and Sihanoukville (Cambodia).
  • Circumnavigation of the globe spanning 5 continents
  • 43 000 nautical miles, 27 countries, 38 ports of call + Panama and Suez Canals
  • Half Price Single cabins ! 
Inside from
£7,999 pp
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Outside from
£9,499 pp
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Single from
was £35,209 £17,081
Balcony from
£19,213 pp
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Cruise Id: 182506

Holiday Features

 A wonderful selection of leisure & dining options:
  • A well appointed wellbeing centre with a fully equipped gymnasium
  • 2 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 London Tilbury
London 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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2 Rotterdam PM PM
3-6 At Sea
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.
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8-13 At Sea
14 Willemstad, Curacao AM
15-16 At Sea
17 Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Considered by many as one of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and magical cities, Cartagena was founded by Spanish conquerors as a main port to bring Europeans and their goods into South America Today the city hosts intellectuals and plenty of beautiful restored homes among exotic, highly attractive and dynamic plazas, waterfronts and other public spaces. One of the most hospitable venues for any tourist looking for a good rest, Caribbean and Colombian magical realism and tropical ambiance or natural wonders.
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18 Colon
Colon
In Colon you can tour the Panama Canal and its scenic rainforests and attractions. Then board a domed railcar for an excursion to the Pacific Ocean. Fort Lorenzo would be another great excursion as it is a fantastic historical place to visit. Along the way you can admire the fabulous bird and animal life of the jungle. You won’t be disappointed!
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19 Panama Canal Transit
Panama Canal Transit
Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, you can marvel at the vast locks, lakes and impenetrable rain forest as you pass through the Panama Canal. This is one of humanity’s greatest engineering achievements. You can adventure into the Gamboa Rainforest, where you can see Howler monkeys, or try your luck at catching Fresh Water Bass in Gatun Lake.
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20-25 At Sea
26 The Equator - Crossing
27-28 At Sea
29 Nuku Hiva Island AM PM
30 At Sea
31-32 Papeete, Tahiti - Overnight onboard PM PM
33 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).
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34-36 At Sea
37 International Dateline - Crossing
38 Nuku'alofa AM PM
39 At Sea
40 Suva AM PM
41-43 At Sea
44 Tauranga
Tauranga
Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region, in the North Island of New Zealand.
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45 Auckland
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.
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46 At Sea
47 Wellington
Wellington
New Zealand’s capital and cruise port Wellington, is blessed with a wonderful setting, overlooking a glittering harbour filled with bobbing sailing boats. Behind the gleaming modern skyscrapers of its centre, you will find the city’s history well preserved in some outstanding old buildings – notably the old Government Building, built in 1876, which is the second-largest wooden building in the world.
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48-50 At Sea
51 Sydney
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.
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52-53 At Sea
54 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.
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55 At Sea
56 Yorkeys Knob AM PM
57-59 At Sea
60 Madang AM PM
61-66 At Sea
67 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.
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68 At Sea
69 Kagoshima AM PM
70-71 At Sea
72 Beijing (Tianjin) AM PM
73-74 At Sea
75 Shanghai
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.
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76-77 At Sea
78 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.
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79 Hainan Strait - Cruising
80 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.
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81-82 At Sea
83 Phu My, (for Ho Chi Min City) AM PM
84 At Sea
85 Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Saom, is a province in southern Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. This port city is a growing Cambodian urban center, located 185 kilometres (115 mi) southwest of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. The province is named after King Father Norodom Sihanouk and grew up around the construction of Sihanoukville Port.
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86 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.
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87-88 At Sea
89 Singapore
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.
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90 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.
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91 Penang AM PM
92-94 At Sea
95 Colombo
Colombo
Colombo is the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a city population of 647,100.
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96 At Sea
97 Cochin
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.
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98 At Sea
99 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.
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100-106 At Sea
107 Safaga (for Luxor & Valley of the Kings) AM PM
108 Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba, an ancient city carved from ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, guaranteed to mesmerise.
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109 At Sea
110 Transit - Suez Canal
111 Ashdod
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.
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112 At Sea
113 Athens (Piraeus)
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens offers a blend of traditional Greek culture and modern hustle and bustle. The Acropolis and Parthenon are not to be missed.
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114-116 At Sea
117 Gibraltar
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!
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118-120 At Sea
121 London Tilbury
London 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
  • 20 Jan 2019

Not long back from our Christmas cruise. We had to get the coach down to Dover.apapparenly the ship had a problem. Anyway we got £50 on board credit,apart from that we coudnt fault the ship,the service, the food ,and the crew were brilliant ,would certainly use CMV again

  • Columbus
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 13 Jan 2019

Love this ship. Great cabins and very pleasant staff. Entertainment excellent. Disembarking was a nightmare. Long wait to be called. Very cold on board. As the world cruise passengers were in the waiting area we weren’t allowed to use the toilets. There were portaloos outside but but they could not be accessed by a lot of the older less able passengers. Total chaos outside. Such a shame to spoil a lovely Christmas cruise with a thoroughly unpleasant ending.

  • Columbus
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 13 Jan 2019

Wonderful Christmas and New Year cruise. This is our second cruse on Columbus and we would definitely return. The Captain is first class and always about chatting to passengers and always keeps them safe at all times. But from the moment we stepped aboard this time, it had a completely different feel. Considering it was a happy time of year at Christmas, 70% of the passengers were totally miserable and complained about anything and everything even a broken egg or the towel arrangements on the beds (which were fab)! It got so bad that these miserable individuals were talking about personally sueing the Captain (of 30 years) for £50,000, we were shocked and dismayed. So much so that we and several other couples wrote letters of support to this excellent Captain who was so very much appreciative of them. This was not a cheap cruise so we were very alarmed that these horrible passengers went on board with the sole intent of grumbling. We now know that a cruise is only as good as the people you share it with. Cruise and Maritime went the extra mile to spoil its passengers at Christmas, every passenger received a printed Christmas card, a beautiful double silver engraved pen set in a printed presentation box, lovely presented chocolates and extra onboard credit. We were thrilled. But even this didn't suit the moaners! Loved this cruise, everything about it was fab, everyone on board went the extra mile from the bar staff, the restaurant staff to the entertainment, it was all great. Please don't believe the bad press about this ship, its all totally false and malicious.

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Prices include savings and are from and per person based on two adults sharing a voyager inside twin cabin and cabin number will be given at ticket stage. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. Excludes visa costs. Bonus Saver Discounts valid on IG/OG/Cat 9/11/12/DL. Complimentary additions package applicable on a Cat 7 and above - (Includes gratuities, welcome bottle of wine, confirmed restaurant seating and priority upgrade option – subject to availability) – worth up to £600pp. *Onboard Credit valid from a Cat 8 and above. Cat 8 receive £500 per cabin, Cat 9 receive £1000 per cabin, Cat 11 receive £1.500 per cabin, Cat 12 receive £2000 per cabin , Cat DL receive £2,500 per cabin, Cat JS receive £2,500 per cabin, Cat 8S receive £500 per cabin, Cat 10 receive £1000 per cabin , Cat 12S receive £2,000 per cabin and Cat DLS receive £2,500 per cabin. World Cruise promotion valid until 30 April 2019 Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin. Gratuities at £6pp per night will be debited to your onboard account.

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