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Scenic Scandinavian splendours
This tremendous-value cruise showcases Western Norway's magnificent fjords. See them at their very best, clothed in the beauty of early summer, with the snow-capped hinterland awakened to the glories of the new season.
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.
What The Price Includes
- 7 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
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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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 - London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
- Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Day Four - Eidfjord, Norway
- Day Five - Flam, Norway
- Day Six - Bergen, Norway
- Day Eight - Arrive in 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.
Make your way to Tilbury, and board Columbus. This afternoon she'll slip away from London and begin her voyage.
Our first port of call is Amsterdam. Discover this delightful city's step-gabled buildings and pretty canals, and perhaps explore cultural highlights like the Royal Palace, the renowned Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
Spend your first full day at sea getting to know your fellow passengers, and enjoying Columbus' excellent on-board facilities.
Today Columbus makes her way into Hardangerfjord. Be on deck early to get your first glimpse of this stunning landscape - sheer mountainsides plunging into still waters, unspoilt forests, and pristine glaciers overlooked by soaring peaks. We'll reach Eidfjord, from where you might wish to take an excursion to the famous 145-metre Voringfossen waterfalls.
Journey through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord, the world's largest and deepest, to Flam. Here you can board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway, to gasp in amazement at a feat of engineering - and the sheer beauty - of the unforgettable six-mile journey to Myrdal.
Later this afternoon, the ship cruises on through some of fjordland's most scenic waters.
This morning Columbus docks in Bergen, with its narrow cobbled streets, medieval houses, vibrant harbour area and open-air Fish Market. Former residence of medieval kings and queens, and seat of a university, Bergen was also the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg.
Don't miss the chance to stroll through the ancient Bryggen area, or admire the wonderful views of the city from the summit of 'Mount' Floyen, which are brought into easy reach by the quaint Floibanen funicular railway.
Your final full day on board is spent at sea, heading home and making the most of your last chance to enjoy Columbus' fine facilities.
Columbus arrives back in Tilbury at the end of a marvellous fjords cruise.
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*This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st March and 3rd April 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.
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