London Tilbury Caribbean, Panama Canal & South Pacific to Australia with Sydney stay, 6 January 2020 (53 nights)

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Ship:
Columbus
Line:
Cruise and Maritime
Departure:
London Tilbury
Depart Date:
6th January 2020
Duration:
53 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 91 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Flight inbound to London and all non-UK transfers included
  • Hotel Included
Guaranteed Inside from
£3,799 pp
Guaranteed Outside from
£4,999 pp
Superior Outside from
£5,599 pp
Single from
£6,999
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Cruise Id: 188680

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
Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao is one of the Dutch Antilles. This is reflected in the Dutch cuisine served in the island’s restaurants and in the Dutch-style houses of the capital Willemstad. Here shopping is superb…the ‘Floating Market’ alongside the canal is well worth checking out. You will find anything from tropical fruits and vegetables to local handicrafts. Visit the dramatic Hato Caves, a series of grottos with underground waterfalls and ancient Indian petroglyphs, or explore the spectacular Curacao Sea Aquarium, where you will see around 400 exotic species of marine life. Dive in the sapphire blue waters near the beautiful coral reef and experience feeding turtles and stingrays. Then discover Curacao’s Ostrich Farm, where you will see how the ostrich develops from an egg to the largest bird in the world. Before you leave the island, you must try the famous Curacao’s fruity liqueur.
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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.
AM PM
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.
AM PM
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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51-52 Sydney Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
53 Fly Sydney/UK
54 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

Cabins on the Columbus

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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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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

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