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.