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Sail south to the sun

Enjoy the warmth and welcome of the holiday islands that lie off the coast of Africa. Discover the beautiful "floating garden" of Madeira, the rocky beauty and black sands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria's bustling streets and rugged inland scenery, and the many, varied charms of Tenerife. As Columbus cruise to and from Atlantic waters you'll also have the chance to spend a day each in cosmopolitan Rotterdam, British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar, and the colourful Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

What does this price include?

  • 15 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: 1500hrs

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1630hrs

    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 three days relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 2100hrs

    Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of its famous Rock. Search out a bargain on Main Street, or take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    The first of your Canaries calls is Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, where black sand beaches fringe warm waters. You'll have the chance to head to the island's "fire mountain" and take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2300hrs

    Today Columbus ties up in the Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's principal port. Step ashore to explore the bustling metropolis of modern Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta, and perhaps take a shore excursion inland for some superb views.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Today is spent on the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Columbus will dock in the principal port of Santa Cruz. Discover an island that boasts it offers "the whole world in one day" on optional shore excursions that might take you for a swim in warm waters or to throw snowballs on the slopes of Mt Teide; or from the capital's glitzy shopping malls to stunning gardens, banana plantations and forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands. This sun-blessed subtropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. Relax in Funchal, the island capital, visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork 'toboggan'!

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1300hrs

    The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Columbus' final port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs


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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