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British Isles & Cities Discovery Cruise

11 days from £1489*
Departing: September 2018
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Cruise the UK, Ireland and northern France

Portree on the Isle of Skye, and Kirkwall the historic capital of the Orkney islands. These are just two of the highlights on this wonderful UK cruise that also features calls in Belfast, Dublin and Cobh in Ireland, as well as Rotterdam and 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.

What The Price Includes

  • 10 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.

Deck-plans

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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 1700 hrs
  • Day Two - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Four - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Five - *Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Day Six - Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Day Seven - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day Eight - Cobh, Ireland
  • Day 10 - Honfleur, France
  • Day 11 - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 0800 hrs

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

Make your way to Tilbury for this evening's sailing. Enjoy a first dinner on board followed by some first-class entertainment.

Day Two

The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam has much to offer. World-class museums, the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

Day Three

Today is spent at sea, cruising north towards Scotland, with a host of on-board diversions and entertainment to pass the time.

Day Four

Discover the historic capital of Orkney as the ship docks in Kirkwall. Perhaps visit its magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral. A mile from here are the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2. Optional shore excursions will include highlights of the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

Day Five

Today, Columbus calls in Portree on the Isle of Skye. Explore this pretty town of delightful white and colour-washed buildings set around the harbour, and where the Royal Hotel is said to be the site of the inn at which Bonnie Prince Charlie said farewell to Flora MacDonald for the last time.

Day Six

Columbus' call in Belfast, today, brings chances to explore this unique city - where the gleaming Titanic Quarter is a must-see attraction - and to head into the surrounding Antrim countryside.

Day Seven

Today finds us in Dublin. This great city of culture and learning - home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, and birthplace of Shaw - is also one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets teem with shoppers, and the famous bars and pubs buzz with the energy of locals and visitors alike.

Day Eight

Columbus arrives in Cork's long, narrow harbour at Cobh, this morning. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.

Day Nine

Relax on board as Columbus cruises south, today.

Day 10

Columbus moors in the exquisite French port of Honfleur, gateway to the beautiful Normandy countryside, at the mouth of the Seine. Spend time exploring this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, or venture further afield on a shore excursion.

Day 11

Columbus sails into the mouth of the Thames and back to Tilbury, today, at the end of a wonderful autumn cruise.

Date Nights Price From
25 September 2018
25 September 2018 10 £1489

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.

*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st June and 1st July 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers 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.