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CRUISE WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY

This wonderful Summer Bank Holiday cruise to Western Norway showcases one of the world’s most picturesque regions. Visits to two stunning fjords, shoreside settlements, the colourful city of Bergen and Dutch Maritime gem Rotterdam make this a perfect bank holiday cruise.

Join Columbus as she sets sail from London Tilbury across the Channel to Rotterdam, with its pretty streets and squares, and then north to dramatic Flåm, home of the famous mountain railway. From here sail north to Geiranger, before turning south and making a final stop at prosperous Stavanger, nestled in an area dotted with picturesque islands, to complete this wonderful cruise.

Columbus is normally a child-free ship, but this cruise is offered to passengers of all ages over six months, giving you the chance to share an unforgettable voyage with your children and grandchildren.

What does this price include?

  • 7 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: 1400hrs

    The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Columbus's first stop. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable inverted 'U' of the 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.

    Today, the CMV fleet will meet in Rotterdam to celebrate 25 years of cruising from Cruise Port Rotterdam. The Rotterdam Regatta will celebrate this special cruising milestone, with celebrations and event planned through the day, culminating in the CMV Fleet Parade at around 5pm, when all seven CMV ships, in their new livery and led by the iconic Marco Polo will sail in convoy up and down the Meuse River for 28 nautical miles, in what promises to be a truly unique cruising spectacle!

  • Your next day is spent at sea getting to know Columbus, her crew and her excellent facilities, and making new friends as you settle into the relaxed pace of life on board.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    The tiny village of Flåm, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord (just one arm of vast Sognefjord) welcomes Columbus today. Here you'll have the chance to board the world-famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, the ship navigates her way into stunning Naerøyfjord where some of fjordland's prettiest scenery awaits.

  • Arrive: 1130hrs

    Depart: 1930hrs

    Geirangerfjord is one of the smallest but most beautiful fjords, its twists and turns marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient and beguiling villages. Disembark at Geiranger to enjoy an unforgettable overland excursion through the glorious scenery of the fjord and its surroundings, or to visit the fascinating Norsk Fjordsenter, which chronicles life in this beautiful place.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Columbus' last Norwegian port is the prosperous former Norwegian fishing capital, Stavanger. Here, sleek ultramodern buildings like the Stavanger Concert Hall and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum contrast sharply with the pretty white-painted, clapboard houses and cobbles of Stavanger old town. Step ashore to wander through harbour-side Torget before we enjoy a breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters.

  • Spend today relaxing on board as Columbus cruises home.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Say farewell to Columbus, her crew and all your shipmates, today, as you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise to the fjords.


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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