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Spain, Portugal & France Cruise

13 Days From £1559*
Departing 2017
* Price shown: 02 Oct 2017 - GYB
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Discover life on board Columbus

There's far more to life on board Columbus than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Board Columbus for a cruise that offers the chance to explore Amsterdam before sailing south via lovely La Rochelle to the colourful Portuguese capital Lisbon, British outpost Gibraltar, and historic La Coruna on the Spanish coast.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Weighing in at 63,000 tonnes and 250 metres, Columbus is the biggest ship in the CMV fleet. Originally launched in 1989 (by Audrey Hepburn), she was extensively refitted in 2015, and now offers 1500 passengers spacious accommodation and elegant communal areas arranged over 12 decks and topped off with the panoramic Dome Observatory.

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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Four - La Pallice, France
  • Day Five - Gexto, Spain
  • Day Seven - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Eight - Gibraltar
  • Day 10 - La Coruna, Spain
  • Day 13 - Arrive London Tilbury, UK 0800hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Columbus. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Day One

Board Columbus in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

Spend the day exploring Amsterdam's canals, flower markets and museums. Wander the cobbled streets, or take to the water on a canal cruise.

Day Three

Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Four

La Rochelle's sheltered position on the Atlantic coast has helped it become arguably the most attractive seaside resort in France. Wander through its pedestrianised centre from the Vieux Port, past the 17th- and 18th-century houses lining the Rue de Palais to the Belle Epoque Cafe de la Paix.

Day Five

Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque country and site of the astonishing, futuristic Guggenheim Museum. Famed for its friendliness and food - said to be the best in Spain - this compact city has a wonderful old town, the Casco Viejo, set beside a meander of the Rio Nervion.

Day Six

Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.

Day Seven

The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Columbus's final port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.

Day Eight

Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of the famous Rock. Search out a bargain in Main Street, and take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes, and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.

Day Nine

Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.

Day 10

Columbus's next call is in the historic port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to Santiago de Compostela.

Days 11-12

A final few days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Columbus heads for home.

Day 13

Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

Prices

DateNightsPrice From
02 Oct 2017 12 £1559.00

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