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Join glittering Columbus on her northbound passage from Singapore to London. Take in Malaysia’s colourful cities and paradise isles, and discover the wonders of India and the antiquities of the Arabian Gulf, before returning to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal and a final passage back to London.

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

  • 32 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
  • Up to £500pp flight credit – please call to redeem

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.

Itinerary overview

  • Day One - Depart Singapore 2100hrs
  • Day Two - Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Day Three - Penang, Malaysia
  • Day Four - Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Day Eight - Cochin for Taj Mahal and Delhi, India
  • Day 10 - Mumbai, India
  • Day 14 - Salalah, Oman
  • Day 19 - Safaga for Luxor, Egypt
  • Day 20 - Aqaba for Petra, Jordan
  • Day 22 - Suez Transit
  • Day 23 - Ashdod for Jerusalem, Israel
  • Day 26 - Valletta, Malta
  • Day 29 - Gibraltar, BCC
  • Day 30 - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day 33 - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 1100hrs

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.

Detailed Itinerary

All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Columbus. Ports of call may be subject to change.

Day One: Depart Singapore

Join Columbus in the island city-state of Singapore, and set off on your voyage to London.

Day Two: Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This afternoon Columbus docks in Port Klang, gateway to Kuala Lumpur. Head into the Malaysian capital to see the jumble of futuristic skyscrapers that punctuate a skyline dominated by the iconic Petronas Towers - the tallest twin towers in the world. Elsewhere, sights such as the preserved Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Thean Hou Temple hint at the city's more traditional side.

Day Three: Penang, Malaysia

Step ashore in Penang for a taste of authentic Malaysian culture. Sample some of the delicious street food that the city is world famous for, or visit George Town to see the area's charming Chinese shophouses, then relax in the colourful tropical gardens or on the powdery sands of its pristine beaches.

Day Four: Langkawi, Malaysia

The 104 islands of the Langkawi archipelago have been a world conservation site since 2007, and tempt visitors with pristine beaches, majestic mountains and mysterious mangrove swamps. Columbus spends a morning anchored off the main island, Pulau Langkawi, giving you the chance to explore this enchanting tropical paradise.

Day Eight: Cochin for overland to Taj Mahal and Delhi, India

Columbus reaches the shores of India this morning, to call in Kochi, or Cochin, on India's southwest coast. An important trading port for centuries, the city is a cultural melting pot, and has developed a distinctly European feel. From here, you'll have the chance to head off on a three-day excursion to Delhi and Agra, to see the Taj Mahal, before re-joining the ship in Mumbai.

Day 10: Mumbai, India

Today we reach Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay and long thought of as the gateway to India. The busy, energetic streets may not appear to offer many opportunities to relax, but look more closely and you’ll discover that they conceal beautiful examples of colonial architecture, hidden bazaars and tranquil temples. See the former Prince of Wales Museum and the Gothic Victoria Terminus railway station on today's optional shore excursion.

Day 14: Salalah, Oman

After yet more relaxing days aboard your floating home, you’ll arrive in Salalah, the "perfume capital of Arabia". The Sultanate of Oman’s second city, this ancient settlement is also gateway to a landscape of frankincense trees and coconut palms. Step ashore to explore or perhaps visit the ruins of ancient Khor Rori.

Day 19: Safaga for Luxor, Egypt

Columbus docks in Safaga, today, the Red Sea port closest to the ancient city of Luxor. Join an optional shore excursion, and spend your Easter Sunday exploring its vast temples and ancient tombs, all scattered around the mighty River Nile. Marvel at Luxor Temple and the Valley of the Kings, and you'll soon discover why the city is hailed as one of the greatest open-air museums.

Day 20: Aqaba for Petra, Jordan

Arriving in Jordan, Columbus moors in Aqaba, from where you'll have the opportunity to take an unforgettable optional excursion to the remarkable lost city of Petra. See the extraordinary ruins of an ancient city carved into the red-sandstone cliffs - one of the greatest archaeological wonders on the planet.

Day 22: Suez Transit

Today, Columbus makes the journey along the famous Suez Canal, which connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea. Relax on board as she heads towards a quartet of exciting destinations for the finale of this delightful cruise.

Day 23: Ashdod for Jerusalem, Israel

A call in Ashdod brings the chance to head into Israel and the Holy Land. Opt to take a shore excursion to the coastal resort city of Tel Aviv, or into the Judean Hills to visit Jerusalem. See the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, some of the world's most sacred sites.

Day 26: Valletta, Malta

Brimming with Baroque architecture that dates back to the 16th Century, tiny, UNESCO-listed Valletta is bursting with history. Having been named a European Capital of Culture for 2018, Malta's capital has seen an influx of excellent museums, bars and cafes across the city, and increasingly plays host to a string of cultural events throughout the year. Don't miss the breathtakingly intricate painted ceilings, gilded vaults and marble floors of St John’s Co-Cathedral, the city's Baroque main church.

Day 29: Gibraltar, BCC

Hugging the craggy slopes of its sacred Rock, compact Gibraltar is a curious slice of Britain tacked onto the bottom of Europe. Wander along its main street past the perfume shops and British stores, enjoy a drink at the newly developed Ocean Village or take the cable car (payable locally) up to the top of the rock to see the famous monkeys and admire the spectacular panoramic views - on clear days you might be able to spot Morocco on the horizon.

Day 30: Lisbon, Portugal

The last stop on our epic adventure is the great seafaring city of Lisbon - hub of the Age of Discovery. Our final shore excursion will give you the chance to explore the Portuguese capital before Columbus begins her final two-day passage home in the afternoon.

Day 33: Arrive in London Tilbury

Columbus arrives in London Tilbury, this morning, concluding an unforgettable odyssey.

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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*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 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. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts 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.

Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.

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.