Grand Round the World Cruise

On 5th January 2018, Columbus will set sail from London Tilbury on a spectacular ‘round the world’ voyage. It will be a truly historic occasion, as it will be 20 years to the date since this popular cruise ship operated her maiden world cruise. Escape the winter on this 121-night grand voyage on which you can truly relax, enjoy leisurely days at sea, carefree evenings and so many incredible highlights as you circumnavigate the globe.

FROM Dublin / London
DATE 5 January 2018
DURATION 121 Nights
PRICE From only €20,519 pp – Buy One Get One Free = €10,260pp

With her spacious lounge areas, comfortable accommodation and wide range of facilities, Columbus is the ideal ship for such an adventure. For most of this voyage, you will be able to enjoy warmer climes and therefore make full use of the expansive deck areas, swimming pools and whirlpools. The friendly, attentive crew will ensure you receive a high level of personal service throughout.

Discover paradise islands, breathtaking scenery and natural wonders contrasting with vibrant cities and fascinating lifestyles as Columbus takes you to a cornucopia of exciting destinations. From the Caribbean and Central America, Columbus will transit the Panama Canal sailing via islands of the South Seas to New Zealand and Australia, before embarking on an exploration of the magical Far East and India. Discover ultra-modern Dubai and Muscat plus the ancient sites of Egypt and Jordan before the Suez Canal leads Columbus to the Mediterranean homeward bound. And, if you don’t fancy the entire voyage, we are offering shorter sector cruises and even the opportunity to mix and match with our voyage services to and from Australia on board Astor – call for details.

World Cruise Highlights

  • French Polynesia – Visit four Robinson Crusoe-like islands with dramatic waterfalls and timeless valleys as you luxuriate in a South Sea islands paradise.
  • New Zealand – Auckland’s blend of harbour, islands and modern city has created a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world. Tauranga is your gateway to Te Puia the centre of Mauri culture and geothermal wonders.
  • Australia – Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Great Barrier Reef and famous Kakadu national park await.
  • China – Calling at Shanghai whose mind-blowing, ancient past is displayed in a wealth of temples and museums. Bustling Hong Kong Island will exhaust your senses.
  • India – If you’re not tempted by an excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s fascinating cultural legacy before visiting the densely populated, intoxicating city of Mumbai.
  • Dubai – Venice of the Gulf; Dubai is an energetic, fascinating place in constant flux where diversity expresses itself in the culinary landscape, fashion, music and performance.
  • Jordan – Visit the lost city of Petra – estimated to date back to 6,000 B.C. – and Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.



Day to Day Itinerary:

05/01/18 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 2000
06/01/18 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1230 2400
07/01/18 At Sea
08/01/18 At Sea
09/01/18 At Sea
10/01/18 Lisbon (Portugal) 800 2000
11/01/18 At Sea
12/01/18 Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 800 2200
13/01/18 At Sea
14/01/18 At Sea
15/01/18 At Sea
16/01/18 At Sea
17/01/18 At Sea
18/01/18 At Sea
19/01/18 At Sea
20/01/18 Bridgetown, Barbados (Windward Islands) 800 2000
21/01/18 St. Georges, Grenada (Windward Islands) 800 2000
22/01/18 At Sea
23/01/18 At Sea
24/01/18 Cartagena (Columbia) 800 1700
25/01/18 Cristobal (Panama) 1300 2300
26/01/18 Transit Panama Canal (South America) 400 1900
27/01/18 At Sea
28/01/18 At Sea
29/01/18 At Sea
30/01/18 At Sea
31/01/18 At Sea
01/02/18 At Sea
02/02/18 At Sea
03/02/18 At Sea
04/02/18 At Sea
05/02/18 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) 700 1800
06/02/18 At Sea
07/02/18 Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia) 1900
08/02/18 Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia)
09/02/18 Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia) 400
09/02/18 Moorea (French Polynesia) 800 1800
10/02/18 Bora Bora (French Polynesia) 700 1800
11/02/18 At Sea
12/02/18 At Sea
13/02/18 At Sea
14/02/18 At Sea
15/02/18 Crossing International Date Line
16/02/18 At Sea
17/02/18 Auckland (New Zealand) 800 2100
18/02/18 Tauranga (New Zealand) 700 1600
19/02/18 Bay of Islands (New Zealand) 800 2000
20/02/18 At Sea
21/02/18 At Sea
22/02/18 At Sea
23/02/18 Sydney (Australia) 700
24/02/18 Sydney (Australia) 1900
25/02/18 At Sea
26/02/18 At Sea
27/02/18 At Sea
28/02/18 Yorkey’s Knob (Australia) 700 2000
01/03/18 At Sea
02/03/18 At Sea
03/03/18 At Sea
04/03/18 Darwin, Northern Territory (Australia) 900 1800
05/03/18 At Sea
06/03/18 At Sea
07/03/18 Komodo Island (Indonesia) 800 1700
08/03/18 At Sea
09/03/18 At Sea
10/03/18 At Sea
11/03/18 Manila, The Philippines 1200 2200
12/03/18 At Sea
13/03/18 At Sea
14/03/18 At Sea
15/03/18 Shanghai (China) 600
16/03/18 Shanghai (China)
17/03/18 Shanghai (China) 2000
18/03/18 At Sea
19/03/18 At Sea
20/03/18 Hong Kong (China) 700
21/03/18 Hong Kong (China) 2000
22/03/18 At Sea
23/03/18 Chan May (Vietnam) 700 1800
24/03/18 At Sea
25/03/18 Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City) (Vietnam) 700 2300
26/03/18 At Sea
27/03/18 Ko Samui (Thailand) 700 1800
28/03/18 Laem Chabang (Thailand) 900 2400
29/03/18 At Sea
30/03/18 At Sea
31/03/18 Singapore (Singapore) 700 2100
01/04/18 Port Klang (Malaysia) 1200 1900
02/04/18 Penang (Malaysia) 800 1900
03/04/18 At Sea
04/04/18 At Sea
05/04/18 At Sea
06/04/18 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 700 2200
07/04/18 At Sea
08/04/18 Cochin (India) 600 1800
09/04/18 At Sea
10/04/18 Mumbai (India) 800 2200
11/04/18 At Sea
12/04/18 At Sea
13/04/18 At Sea
14/04/18 Dubai (UAE) 600 1700
15/04/18 Muscat (Oman) 1400 2000
16/04/18 At Sea
17/04/18 At Sea
18/04/18 At Sea
19/04/18 At Sea
20/04/18 At Sea
21/04/18 At Sea
22/04/18 Safaga (Egypt) 400 2000
23/04/18 Aqaba (Jordan) 900 2100
24/04/18 At Sea
25/04/18 Transit the Suez Canal 400 1700
26/04/18 At Sea
27/04/18 Piraeus (Greece) 900 2000
28/04/18 At Sea
29/04/18 Valletta (Malta) 700 1700
30/04/18 At Sea
01/05/18 At Sea
02/05/18 Gibraltar (BCC) 800 1400
03/05/18 At Sea
04/05/18 At Sea
05/05/18 At Sea
06/05/18 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 800

121 Nights accommodation aboard the 3 Star CMV Columbus, operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Cruise Lines. (See ship info tab for more information on CMV Columbus)

CMV Columbus:

The impressive Columbus joins the CMV fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship enjoys a fine reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for.

Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for comfort and a wide range of on board facilities. However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style ships built today.

At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and we believe is ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further before the start of her maiden CMV season.

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites which will please many of our customers who have been asking for more balcony accommodation. Following the successful trial on board Magellan, and recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins will be allocated for solo cruisers.

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Dates & Prices

05 January 2018 Was €20,519
Now €10,259
Inside Book Now
05 January 2018 Was €23,999
Now €11,999
Oceanview (restricted view) Book Now
05 January 2018 Was €25,659
Now €12,829
Oceanview Book Now
05 January 2018 Was €51,299
Now €25,649
Deluxe Balcony Book Now
05 January 2018 Was €57,709
Now €28,855
Junior Suite Book Now

Price inclusions

  • 121 nights onboard CMV Columbus, based on 2 sharing
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Big show entertainment on board
  • Taxes, gratuities and charges

Booking remarks

  • Flights not included and can be arranged along with airport/port transfers – tailor made to suit your needs
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €1,200 pp
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
  • Drinks onboard not included
  • Crew Gratuities worth £484pp included
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change & availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.