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Canary Islands and Madeira All-Ages Cruise

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16 days from £2179 FREE
Departing: August 2019
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2019 CRUISE LAUNCH OFFER - BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 31st MAY*

This wonderful summer cruise sees Columbus head to the warm waters of the Atlantic, calling at the floral paradise of Madeira and three sun-kissed Canary Isles. With time spent at sea to enjoy Columbus' elegant, spacious amenities - and with calls at the colourful Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and Gibraltar - this is a not-to-be-missed voyage to warmer climes.

Columbus is normally a child-free ship, but this cruise is offered to passengers of all ages over six months, giving you the chance to share an unforgettable voyage with your children and grandchildren.

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

  • 15 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
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Six - Gibraltar
  • Day Eight - Arrecife, Lanzarote
  • Day Nine - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day 10 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
  • Day 11 - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day 13 - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day 16 - Arrive London Tilbury, UK

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: Depart London Tilbury

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

Day Two: Amsterdam

At once historic and cosmopolitan, Amsterdam is Columbus' first port of call. Get to know this delightful, friendly city of picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings, perhaps visiting its world-class museums or exploring those enchanting waterways on a canal cruise.

Days Three to Five: At sea

Spend a few days relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers as Columbus sails south towards the straits of Gibraltar.

Day Six: Gibraltar

Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of the famous Rock. Search out a bargain on Main Street, or take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes, and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.

Day Seven: At sea

Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.

Day Eight: Lanzarote

The first of our Canaries calls is Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, where black sand beaches fringe warm waters. You'll have the chance to head to 'fire mountain' and to take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.

Day Nine: Gran Canaria

Today Columbus ties up in the Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's principal port. Step ashore to explore the bustling metropolis of modern Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta, and perhaps take a shore excursion inland for some superb views.

Day 10: Tenerife

Today is spent on the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Columbus will dock in the principal port of Santa Cruz. Discover the land that boasts 'the whole world in one day' on optional shore excursions that might take you for a swim in warm waters or to throw snowballs on the slopes of Mt Teide; or from the capital's glitzy shopping malls to stunning gardens, banana plantations and forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.

Day 11: Madeira

Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands. This sun-blessed subtropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. Relax in Funchal, the island capital, visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork 'toboggan'!

Day 12: At sea

Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, as Columbus heads back towards mainland Europe.

Day Day 13: Lisbon

The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Columbus' final port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.

Days 14-15: At sea

Make the most of your final two days on board as Columbus cruises to London and home.

Day 16: Arrive London Tilbury

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

Date Nights Price From
11 August 2019
11 August 2019 15 £2179

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

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.

All Ages Cruises

Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo and Astoria operate primarily as child-free ships, and do not have child-specific facilities.

 

*This buy-one-get-one-free offer applies to new bookings on selected 2019 cruises made between 1st March and 31st May 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. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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.