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London to Auckland Cruise

43 days from £6069*
Departing: January 2019
* Price shown: 05 January 2019 from -
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Join glittering Columbus on an unforgettable, winter-warming voyage of discovery to New Zealand, the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’. Head south from Tilbury, via Amsterdam, crossing the Atlantic – with a stop at the mid-ocean Azores – and after calls in the balmy Caribbean head through the Panama Canal into the Pacific. Enjoy sun-kissed days and balmy nights as you take in a quartet of Polynesian paradise isles en route to ‘City of Sails’ Auckland.

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

  • 42 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.

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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 London Tilbury, UK 2000hrs
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Seven - Ponta Delgada, The Azores
  • Day 14 - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Day 16 - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Day 18 - Cristobal for Panama City
  • Day 23 - Acapulco, Mexico
  • Day 31 - *Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
  • Days 33-34 - Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Day 35 - *Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Day 40 - Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
  • Day 43 - Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand 0900hrs

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 London Tilbury

Join Columbus in London Tilbury, settle in and set off on your adventure to New Zealand.

Day Two: Amsterdam

Call in delightful Amsterdam, with its canals and waterways, before sailing south to the sun. Relax as the days become warmer and you head towards Spain and the Atlantic.

Day Seven: Ponta Delgada, The Azores

Arriving in the verdant, mid-Atlantic Azores archipelago, there’s a welcome opportunity to step ashore in historic Ponta Delgada. The city has been a stopping-off point for transatlantic sailors down the centuries.

Day 14: Bridgetown, Barbados

Experience bustling, colourful, cricket-loving Bridgetown today. This Barbadian getaway is a gateway to some of the Caribbean’s most popular resorts.

Day 16: Oranjestad, Aruba

Beyond the glitzy resorts and luxury beachside retreats of Aruba, the island capital, Oranjestad, bustles with life. Take advantage of the duty-free shopping, try your luck in the casinos, or discover the cactuses, coastal views and abandoned gold mines of Arikok National Park.

Day 18: Cristobal for Panama City

As Columbus calls at Cristobal on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal, there’s a chance to cross by coach to the Pacific and visit Panama City itself. Re-join the ship during the afternoon for the transit of the Panama Canal.

Day 23: Acapulco, Mexico

Call in the legendary Mexican ‘fiesta town’ of Acapulco. A full day here offers a taste of Central America in an idyllic setting that has withstood the tests of time and tourism.

Day 31: Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

After a week of balmy days at sea, the breathtaking islands of French Polynesia are a colourful sight. Taiohae harbour, on tiny Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Isles, is your first chance to absorb the atmosphere of this languid, tropical world.

Days 33-34: Papeete, French Polynesia

Perhaps the most famous South Pacific island of all is idyllic Tahiti. Its capital, Papeete, is home to historic Le Marche market, the lush Vaipaha Gardens and a perfect lagoon, and seems to have appeared straight out of a Gauguin painting.

Day 35: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Today, legendary Bora Bora, a quintessential island paradise, with mountains, lagoons and sublime beaches, completes Columbus’s trio of French Polynesian calls.

Day 40: Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga

Columbus arrives at the tiny island of Tonga, today. Disembark to explore the colourful, charismatic capital, Nuku'alofa, home to a bustling main street, numerous churches, the Royal Palace and a lively market brimming with local produce, handicrafts and livestock.

Day 43: Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand

Cross the International Date Line before arriving at your final destination - Auckland, the glittering ‘City of Sails’ situated on New Zealand’s North Island. Step ashore to take in the Auckland Museum’s priceless carvings and artefacts, or to enjoy a trip up the 328-metre Sky Tower, the country’s tallest structure.

Date Nights Price From
05 January 2019
05 January 2019 42 £6069

Further Information

Cruise duration

The duration stated for this cruise (which crosses the International Date Line) is based on the calendar year. However, the cruise is priced to take into account of any lost or gained days when crossing the Date Line. 

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.

*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st September and 31st October 2017 (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page is the per person price that the first passenger will pay. It does not 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.