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Summertime Round Britain Cruise




Join stylish Columbus for a unique 'Round Britain' cruise. Highlights include Invergordon, in Scotland, and pretty Tobermory, on Mull, as well as St Mary's on the Isle of Scilly. You'll also visit the Irish capital, Dublin, and land in France at Honfleur.

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

  • 9 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 2000hrs
  • Day Three - Invergordon, Scotland
  • Day Four - *Ullapool, Scotland
  • Day Five - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
  • Day Six - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day Seven - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Day Eight - *St Peter Port, Guernsey
  • Day Nine - Honfleur, France
  • Day 10 - 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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

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

Day Two

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

Day Three

Invergordon's natural harbour, welcomes Columbus today. Step ashore to explore or join a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers might make a pilgrimage to Dornoch, or whisky connoisseurs to the celebrated Ord Distillery.

Day Four

Columbus arrives in the Wester Ross port of Ullapool, today. Step ashore on an excursion and explore the breathtaking North West Highlands, which include Torridon's granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt.

Day Five

The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.

Day Six

Today Columbus arrives in Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Day Seven

This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Columbus anchors here in, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's, the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.

Day Eight

Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.

Day Nine

Crossing the Channel completely, our next port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Monet's delightful house and gardens at Giverny.

Day 10

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

* This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st September 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.

** This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st September and 31st October 2016 (inclusive) only. The Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Summertime Round Britain Cruise from Tilbury reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Summertime Round Britain Cruise from TilburyScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Orpington, Kent. Couple
This was my 4th time on this cruise, first on the Marco Polo and then The Columbus, each trip has something different and different places. There is so much to see around the British Isles, my husband and myself are booked for next year Around The British Isles on the Columbus. We still have plenty to do and see.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


The cruise was top class and also all the crew and the entertainment was as good as any west end show. If only Tilbury was nearer to us we would do it all again.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 20 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Exeter Couple
Great ship lovely staff
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 07 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Epsom Couple
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 05 August 2017
(7 out of 10)


Hastings, E.Sussex Family
Weather spoilt it somewhat. 2 ports of call had to be missed in Scotland . Toilets blocked constantly throughtout vessel and overflowed. Don't think vessel was sufficiently ready for this maiden voyage. Final onboard account still being questioned, awaiting a satisfactory explanation.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 04 August 2017
(7 out of 10)


Rochester Couple
The A/C was far too cold we were unable to control it in our cabin even after the steward tried it too cold throughout the ship,preferred the food on The Marco Polo however it was Columbus maiden voyage so feel sure these issue's will be addressed
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 03 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Selby Couple
The only disappointment was we could not visit Tobermory/Mull because of bad weather,
however the crew did their best to make up for that with extra items on the agenda
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 03 August 2017