Grand World Cruise

Overview

Whether you are treating yourself to a mini cruise or embarking upon a once-in-a-lifetime world cruise, traveling with Columbus is sure to create memories.

Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate experience and comfort. Offering a wide range of on-board experiences including seven different lounges and bars, two specialty coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars, this ship gives guests ample choice to tailor their leisure time around their preferences. You will never be short of amusement aboard this ship cruise, as our Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge host nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and renowned guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing!

 

However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style cruising lines built today. The spacious surroundings on-board mean that you’ll always find a quiet retreat where you can put your feet up and simply take in the ocean views. Whether you choose to seek sanctuary with a good book in the library, get creative in the new Crafter’s Studio, get energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.

 

1400 passenger Columbus was purpose-built for deep sea ocean cruising 

 

Columbus underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and was upgraded further in April 2017 to offer five dining options, two specialty coffee and tea shops, a choice of seven lounge bars including a British Pub, plus two deck bars, six entertainment venues including the three decked central Atrium and tiered Palladium Show Lounge.

 

Entertainment

 

Arts & Crafts 

 

 

These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy, and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials on board which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge.

 

An Audience With… 

 

 

Where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun. 

 

A Laugh on the Ocean Waves 

 

 

Enjoy the talents of  guest comedians Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of  comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director.

 

Guest Speakers 

 

 

Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. CMV cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks or practical sessions on a range of fascinating subjects. These speaker subjects may include maritime history, broadcasting, gardens, and even criminology! They are generally programmed to take place during days spent at sea rather than in port so that you won’t miss out.

 

CMV Club Class 

 

 

If you’d like to play bridge, backgammon, chess or another activity, simply have a word with the Librarian. After a brief sign-up session you are then put in touch with other passengers who share the same interests, allowing you to make the most of your time aboard. It’s never forced – just helpful.

 

Evening Entertainment 

 

 

Following dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable Show Lounge as our artists display their talents in a stylish show - all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy. Speciality acts and guest entertainers complement the show team to ensure that your evenings go with a swing. For a little night music, there are different combos around the ship, including classical interludes with our resident pianist and violinist, who will play for your listening pleasure. If however it is quieter pleasures that you prefer, how about a few hands of cards or making up a table for a syndicate quiz.

 

Daytime Activities 

 

 

When at sea, you may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool; deck games or join in a quiz. There’s always something going on.

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PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary

Day 1

London, Tilbury

Day 2

Rotterdam

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Leixoes, Oporto

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Ponta Delgada

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

At Sea

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

At Sea

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

Bridgetown

Day 16

St. Geroge's, Grenada

Day 17

At Sea

Day 18

At Sea

Day 19

Cartagena, Colombia

Day 20

Colón (Panama)

Day 21

Transit Panama Canal

Day 22

At Sea

Day 23

At Sea

Day 24

At Sea

Day 25

Crossing the Equator

Day 26

At Sea

Day 27

At Sea

Day 28

At Sea

Day 29

At Sea

Day 30

At Sea

Day 31

Nuku Hiva

Day 32

At Sea

Day 33

Papeete

Day 34

Papeete

Day 35

Bora Bora

Day 36

Huahine (Maroe Bay)

Day 37

At Sea

Day 38

Rarotanga, Cook Islands

Day 39

At Sea

Day 40

At Sea

Day 41

International Dateline Crossing

Day 42

Nuku'alofa (Tonga)

Day 43

At Sea

Day 44

At Sea

Day 45

At Sea

Day 46

Auckland

Day 47

At Sea

Day 48

At Sea

Day 49

Sydney, Australia

Day 49

Sydney, Australia

Day 50

Sydney, Australia

Day 51

At Sea

Day 52

At Sea

Day 53

Airlie Beach

Day 54

Cruising Barrier Reef

Day 55

Yorkey's Knob (Australia)

Day 56

Cruising Barrier Reef

Day 57

At Sea

Day 58

At Sea

Day 59

Darwin (N.Territory, Australia)

Day 60

At Sea

Day 61

At Sea

Day 62

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

Day 63

At Sea

Day 64

At Sea

Day 65

Singapore

Day 66

Malacca, Malaysia (Malaysia)

Day 67

Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur

Day 68

Penang, Malaysia

Day 69

Phuket (Thailand)

Day 70

At Sea

Day 71

At Sea

Day 72

At Sea

Day 73

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 74

At Sea

Day 75

Male, Maldives

Day 76

At Sea

Day 77

Crossing the Equator

Day 78

At Sea

Day 79

Victoria, Mahé

Day 80

At Sea

Day 81

At Sea

Day 82

Mombasa, Kenya

Day 83

Mombasa, Kenya

Day 84

At Sea

Day 85

At Sea

Day 86

At Sea

Day 87

At Sea

Day 88

Durban, South Africa

Day 89

East London

Day 90

At Sea

Day 91

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 92

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 93

At Sea

Day 94

At Sea

Day 95

At Sea

Day 96

Tristan da Cunha

Day 97

At Sea

Day 98

At Sea

Day 99

At Sea

Day 100

At Sea

Day 101

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil)

Day 102

At Sea

Day 103

At Sea

Day 104

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Day 105

At Sea

Day 106

Recife, Brazil (Brazil)

Day 107

At Sea

Day 108

At Sea

Day 109

At Sea

Day 110

At Sea

Day 111

At Sea

Day 112

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Day 113

At Sea

Day 114

At Sea

Day 115

At Sea

Day 116

Casablanca, Morocco

Day 117

At Sea

Day 118

Lisbon

Day 119

At Sea

Day 120

At Sea

Day 121

London, Tilbury