NEW SEASON OFFER - BUY ONE GET ONE FREE UNTIL 31st OCT!*
Get into the holiday spirit on this pre-Christmas getaway
See Amsterdam dressed in its festive finery, and head into Hamburg to explore a Christmas Market full of seasonal crafts, food and gifts. Join us to discover two wonderful, historic cities, full of charm and winter-warmth, on this wonderful pre-Christmas cruise.
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.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- 4 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 - Depart London Tilbury, 1600hrs
- Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Day Three - Hamburg, Germany
- Day Five - Arrive London Tilbury, 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.
Day One: Depart London Tilbury
Embark in London Tilbury before your ship sails at the start of this relaxed, pre-Christmas cruise.
Day Two: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Today Columbus arrives in Amsterdam. Prepare to be delighted by its step-gabled houses, canals and friendly atmosphere. The city comes alive with festive cheer at this time of year, from Museumplein's 'Christmas Square' and the ancient Jordaan district to that beside Dam Square's illuminated tree.
Day Three: Hamburg, Germany
After a morning at sea, Columbus arrives in the great German port-city of Hamburg. Head ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this famously vibrant metropolis, browse the Christmas Market in front of its Renaissance Revival town Hall, and enjoy an afternoon and early evening exploring, before Columbus sets sail at around 10pm.
Day Four: At sea
Relax on board as Columbus spends a day at sea.
Day Five: Arrive London Tilbury
Disembark at London Tilbury and make your way home, after a wonderful festive break.
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
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
*Offer applies to new bookings made between 5th July and 31st October 2018 (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. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The discount amount will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and 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 Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.