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London to Sydney Cruise

51 days from £4132*
Departing: January 2018
* Price shown: 05 January 2018 from - - XYW




Leave the cold and grey of a British winter behind and cruise in comfort and style from London Tilbury to Sydney. Cross the Atlantic to the sun-kissed Caribbean, cruise through the Panama Canal, and voyage across the South Pacific to enchanting French Polynesia and New Zealand - the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Discover life on board Columbus

Discover life on board ColumbusThere'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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 50 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, 2000hrs
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Six - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Eight - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day 16 - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Day 17 - St. Georges, Grenada
  • Day 20 - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Day 21 - Cristobal, Panama
  • Day 22 - Transit Panama Canal
  • Day 32 - *Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
  • Days 34-35 - Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Day 36 - *Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Day 37 - *Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Day 42 - Crossing International Date Line
  • Day 44 - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 45 - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Day 46 - *Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Day 50 - Sydney, Australia
  • Day 51 - Arrive Sydney, Australia

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.

Detailed Itinerary

All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Columbus. Ports of call may be subject to change.

Day One

Columbus sails from London Tilbury as you familiarise yourself with your new, floating home, and spend the first of many wonderful evenings in the company of fellow adventurers.

Day Two

Call in delightful Amsterdam, and explore its canals and waterways, before Columbus sets sail, heading south to warmer waters.

Day Six

The great seafaring city of Lisbon - hub of the Age of Discovery - is our next port of call. A shore excursion here will introduce the Portuguese capital before Columbus begins her voyage in earnest, heading out into the Atlantic tonight.

Day Eight

Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands - a sun-blessed, lush, sub-tropical paradise, home to one of the most vibrant and profound collections of exotic, colourful flora on Earth. The verdant island capital, Funchal, is a relaxing and captivating port of call. Don't miss the exhilaration of a wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento!

Day 16

Experience bustling, colourful, cricket-loving Bridgetown today. This Barbadian getaway is a gateway to some of the Caribbean's most popular resorts.

Day 17

Tropical rainforests, spectacular mountain scenery, vanilla plantations and the scents of nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cinnamon make the Spice Island of Grenada a very special place. Spend time savouring its wares in the street markets of St Georges, head for hilltop Fort George and don't miss the chance to take a water taxi to Grand Anse beach.

Day 20

Cartagena is a Spanish colonial treasure on the Colombian coast. Visit Downtown to discover streets and squares lined by brightly coloured buildings and bougainvillea-covered mansions, elegant balconies and magnificent churches.

Day 21

As Columbus calls at Cristobal on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal, there's a chance to cross by coach to the Pacific and visit Panama City itself. Alternatively, stay aboard as Columbus heads through the first stretch of the canal into Gatan Lake, a vast, manmade stretch of water that's also among the most important ecological zones in the Americas.

Day 22

One of your cruise's more unusual highlights is today's passage through the remaining stretch of the historic and astounding Panama Canal, the 82-kilometre 'short cut' between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

Day 32

After a week of balmy days at sea, the breathtaking islands of French Polynesia are a colourful sight. Taiohae harbour, on tiny Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Isles, is your first chance to absorb the atmosphere of this languid, tropical world.

Days 34-35

Tahiti is, perhaps, the most famous South Pacific island. Its capital, Pape'ete, is home to historic Le Marche market, the lush Vaipaha Gardens and a perfect lagoon, and seems to have appeared straight out of a Gauguin painting. Columbus will spend the night here, giving you ample time to enjoy your idyllic surroundings.

Day 36

Moving westwards into the islands of French Polynesia, today, Columbus cruises to Mo'orea, whose green-clad mountains rise out of the shallow, blue waters of its surrounding lagoon. Step ashore to explore this land of pastel-painted houses and colourful gardens.

Day 37

Today, legendary Bora Bora, a quintessential island paradise, with mountains, lagoons and sublime beaches, completes Columbus's Polynesian calls.

Days 42-44

Columbus crosses the International Date Line on her way to Auckland, the glittering 'City of Sails' on New Zealand's North Island. Step ashore to take in the Auckland Museum's priceless carvings and artefacts, or to enjoy a trip up the 328-metre Sky Tower, the country's tallest structure.

Day 45

Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most popular destinations. Join a shore excursion to discover bubbling hot-springs, gushing geysers and the traditional Maori culture of the Te Arawa people. Visit the fascinating Agrodome for a display of sheep-shearing skills, see the traditional Maori village of Te Puia and the wondrous Thermal Reserve, with its boiling mud pools and geysers.

Day 46

After cruising past the hidden coves, glorious white sand beaches and tiny islets of the Bay of Islands, Columbus anchors in blue waters teeming with marine life. Head ashore to explore Paihia's shops and stalls, or to explore New Zealand's beautiful north-east corner.

Days 50-51

Vibrant, laid-back Sydney is your final port on this wonderful cruise. Disembark to explore this great city, renowned for its iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge, famous beaches and stunning Botanic Gardens.
Date Nights Price From Code
05 January 2018
05 January 2018 50 £4132.00 G18XYW04


* This offer applies to new bookings made between 19th August and 31st October 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

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