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A Glorious Midsummer UK Cruise

Pretty Tobermory on Mull, rugged Orkney capital Kirkwall and the sun-kissed Isles of Scilly are amongst the highlights of this truly wonderful summertime ‘Round Britain’ cruise, which also features calls at southerly Guernsey, pretty Honfleur and vibrant Belfast, with its glittering Titanic Quarter development.

Join Columbus for this wonderful voyage, featuring a host of delightful island calls, including the remote Orkney Isles, Skye’s delightful Portree and historic Belfast. Columbus then turns south and heads to the sun-kissed Scilly Isles and St Peter’s Port on Guernsey, Britain’s southernmost outpost. A visit to French town Honfleur, once the retreat of the French Impressionists, rounds off this wonderful cruise.

What does this price include?

  • 10 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Columbus reaches her first port of call today: the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Today Columbus arrives in the historic capital of Orkney, Kirkwall. Wander the cobbled streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to Scapa Flow, across the island to see Churchill's famous Barriers and the POW-built Italian Chapel on the tiny island of Lamb Holm.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    The tiny harbour of Portree is set on the sheltered eastern coast of the mystic Isle of Skye. It’s your gateway to a rugged island landscape of windswept moors that sweep upward into the brooding Cuillin Hills and a coast teeming with wildlife. You may also have the chance to visit historic Dunvegan Castle, the world’s longest continuously inhabited fortress, on a shore excursion this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Early this morning, Columbus arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the many attractions of the Titanic Quarter, where the Titanic Experience pay homage to the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast stone staircase of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.

  • Arrive: 1100hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Columbus anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's, the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the town's cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Crossing the Channel, your final port is Honfleur, at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion into the surrounding countryside.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Say goodbye to Columbus, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

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