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Scottish Highlights & Faroes Cruise



Mysterious and beautiful islands

This enchanting cruise provides you with an unmissable opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores. Step ashore in the Danish Faroes and the Shetland Isles, and discover fascinating Kirkwall, the historic capital of Orkney.

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

  • 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

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.


Click here to display the deck-plans for this cruise.

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 Three - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Five - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Day Six - Invergordon, Scotland
  • Day Eight - Arrive London Tilbury, UK 0700hrs

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

Today Columbus arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day Four

Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.

Day Five

Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day Six

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 Seven

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

Day Eight

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

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*This offer applies to new bookings made between 4th and 31st August 2017 (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.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

Scottish Highlights and Faroes from Tilbury reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Scottish Highlights and Faroes from TilburyScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Birchington, Kent Couple
We were very impressed with our holiday from booking in to departure. The food was very good and we were lucky to have two people we could talk to on our dinner table. The cabin was good and we hope to cruise again with you.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 12 October 2017
(8 out of 10)


Tonbridge Couple
A very comfortable ship visiting interesting places, but we found the constant tannoy of 'pop music' playing on the outside deck, both irritating and inappropriate.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 25 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


London Couple
Our first cruise did not disappoint-from a fast and efficient embarkation to a to the tour of the magical Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands. Entertainment was excellent and the staff have obviously been trained very well and appear a happy team eager to make everyones holiday an enjoyable experience.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 21 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Eaton bray Couple
First ever cruise and was excellent all
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Peterborough Couple
A wonderfully relaxing holiday, with good food and company.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Maple Cross Family
we were blessed with good weather, but still the whole experience was fantastic and encourages one to venture further. The staff were great and lots to do on board. Good choice of excursions.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Oxford Couple
It was a really good break - lovely destinations made much better by sunny weather. All the staff on the ship were marvellous and helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017