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Midsummer Cruise

Enjoy the longest days of the year as Columbus cruises to some of Britain's most remote, and most beautiful, regions. Discover the heather-clad glens of the Scottish Highlands from the great natural harbour at Invergordon, see the tiny towns and majestic island landscapes on Mull and the Isle of Skye, and spend sunny days exploring the gardens, country lanes and pretty harbours of St Mary's in the Scilly Isles and Guernsey.

A little further afield you’ll also have time to explore Rotterdam’s cobbled streets, squares and harbourside, Belfast’s historic harbour and Titanic Quarter, the great trading city of Cork, and even the pretty French port of Honfleur on this sun-kissed summer cruise.

What does this price include?

  • 11 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Join Columbus in Tilbury, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Your first port of call is 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: 1600hrs

    This morning Columbus ties up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland's rugged East Coast. Step ashore to explore, or join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to Loch Ness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Glen Ord Distillery.

  • Arrive: 0730hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    The Isle of Skye is a wonderful place to explore. Spend the day in picturesque Portree, with its quayside fish and chip shops, or join an excursion and head north, past the Old Man of Storr, to Duntum's Museum of Island Life; west to brooding Dunvegan Castle; south past the spectacular Cuillins; or even across the bridge to mainland Scotland.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    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: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    This morning, Columbus arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter developments that 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: 1200hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    Ringaskiddy, at the mouth of the river Lee, lies just around the coast from the great trading city of Cork, the historic capital of south-west Ireland. Step ashore to explore, and perhaps head to foodie heaven Kinsale or famous Blarney Castle - where kissing the Blarney Stone is said to grant you "the gift of the gab".

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1930hrs

    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: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1830hrs

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

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1500hrs

    Crossing the Channel a second time, Columbus' final port of call 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

    Columbus arrives back in Tilbury, this morning, and you'll have time to enjoy a last breakfast on board before you disembark.


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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