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Columbus Ocean Cruises

Following a multi-million pound refit in 2015, Columbus has become the latest addition to the CMV ocean fleet.

This much-loved cruise ship has been serving the British market since 1989, when she was christened by Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn. Now sailing from her home port of London Tilbury, she offers a number of thrilling voyages close to home, throughout Europe and across the world.

As her name suggests, Columbus is a true explorer of the seas. Choose from a range of cruises to destinations in Europe, or travel across the world on a four-month Grand Round The World Cruise – which you have the opportunity to join for the entire cruise, or at a number of far-flung ports en route for specific sectors of the journey.

Staying true to the CMV brand, Columbus cruises are normally entirely child-free. There are, however, two designated summertime sailings that will operate as ‘all-age cruises’ for all the family to join. When on board, the wide range of dining options, bars and leisure facilities, as well as the services of CMV’s friendly and attentive crew, ensure that you'll enjoy a relaxed, unforgettable holiday.

Ship Facilities

  • Restaurants x5
  • Bars x7
  • Wellness Centre, Gym and Spa
  • Show Theatre
  • Dome Observatory and Nightclub
  • Shopping Complex
  • Casino
  • Card Room
  • Craft Studio
  • Internet Centre
  • Library
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Medical Centre

COLUMBUS BY DAY

Begin your evening with a pre-dinner drink at one of Columbus’s many lounges and bars. Perhaps sip a cocktail while listening to soothing piano music at the Captain’s Club, enjoy a pint of ale at British-themed Taverner’s Pub, or savour a crisp wine at Connexions Bar.


Your evening dining options range from formal dining in the main Waterfront restaurant to casual dining at the more relaxed Plantation Bistro. Other options, available at a supplement, include the semi-private Chef’s Table in the Waterfront Restaurant, the Asian-influenced Fusion and the Grill, which specialises in fish and meat. Chefs can tailor dishes for those with special dietary requirements (with prior notification), and there will always be a healthy option on offer for the calorie-conscious.


Following dinner, your evening entertainment begins at the 700-seater Palladium Show Lounge, where the ship’s troupe of musicians, dancers and comedians (plus the occasional celebrity guest) will take to the glittering main stage. Elsewhere, practice your card skills at the Trumps & Aces bridge and card room, try your luck at the casino, or dance beneath the stars at the dazzling Dome Observatory nightclub.


When you’re looking for some down time, there are plenty of ways to relax on board. Indulge in a spa treatment, enjoy a swim in one of the two heated swimming pools, recline on a sun lounger or settle down with a book in the Lounge & Library. On the top deck you’ll also find a big screen, which shows major sporting events and movies.

COLUMBUS BY NIGHT

 Begin your evening with a pre-dinner drink at one of Columbus’s many lounges and bars.  Perhaps sip a cocktail while listening to soothing piano music at the Captain’s Club, enjoy a pint of ale at British-themed Taverner’s Pub, or savour a crisp wine at Connexions Bar.


Your evening dining options range from formal dining in the main Waterfront restaurant to casual dining at the more relaxed Plantation Bistro. Other options, available at a supplement, include the semi-private Chef’s Table in the Waterfront Restaurant, the Asian-influenced Fusion and the Grill, which specialises in fish and meat. Chefs can tailor dishes for those with special dietary requirements (with prior notification), and there will always be a healthy option on offer for the calorie-conscious.


Following dinner, your evening entertainment begins at the 700-seater Palladium Show Lounge, where the ship’s troupe of musicians, dancers and comedians (plus the occasional celebrity guest) will take to the glittering main stage. Elsewhere, practice your card skills at the Trumps & Aces bridge and card room, try your luck at the casino, or dance beneath the stars at the dazzling Dome Observatory nightclub.

British Isles Discovery Cruise
Calling at nine unforgettable ports - Exploring remote islands, country lanes and historic cities - Lazy days relaxing on board
  • 11 days from: £1629pp
  • Tilbury
  • 1 date available
  • 09 July 2020
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Iceland & Northern Isles Cruise
Lazy days relaxing on board - Calling at seven unforgettable ports - Iceland's spectacular landscape & lively cities
  • 13 days from: £1959pp
  • Tilbury
  • 1 date available
  • 27 June 2020
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Majestic Fjordland Cruise
Western Norway’s epic coastline - Lazy days relaxing on board - Calling at four unforgettable ports
  • 8 days from: £1129pp
  • Tilbury
  • 1 date available
  • 19 July 2020
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Springtime Fjordland Cruise
Lazy days relaxing on board - Calling at four unforgettable ports - Western Norway’s epic coastline
  • 8 days from: £1129pp
  • Tilbury
  • 1 date available
  • 19 May 2020
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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Autumn Cruise
Lazy days relaxing on board - Calling at eight unforgettable ports - Two days exploring St Petersburg's famous sights
  • 15 days from: £2479pp
  • Tilbury
  • 1 date available
  • 12 September 2020
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Iceland & Northern Isles Cruise
Calling at seven unforgettable ports - Iceland's spectacular landscape & lively cities - Lazy days relaxing on board
  • 13 days from: £1959pp
  • Tilbury
  • 1 date available
  • 09 August 2020
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