See Amsterdam dressed in its festive finery, and head into Hamburg to explore a Christmas Market full of seasonal crafts, food and gifts. Join us to discover two wonderful, historic cities, full of charm and winter-warmth, on this wonderful pre-Christmas cruise.
Life on board Columbus
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart London Tilbury
Embark in London Tilbury before your ship sails at the start of this relaxed, pre-Christmas cruise.
Day Two: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Today Columbus arrives in Amsterdam. Prepare to be delighted by its step-gabled houses, canals and friendly atmosphere. The city comes alive with festive cheer at this time of year, from Museumplein's 'Christmas Square' and the ancient Jordaan district to that beside Dam Square's illuminated tree.
Day Three: Hamburg, Germany
After a morning at sea, Columbus arrives in the great German port-city of Hamburg. Head ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this famously vibrant metropolis, browse the Christmas Market in front of its Renaissance Revival town Hall, and enjoy an afternoon and early evening exploring, before Columbus sets sail at around 10pm.
Day Four: At sea
Relax on board as Columbus spends a day at sea.
Day Five: Arrive London Tilbury
Disembark at London Tilbury and make your way home, after a wonderful festive break.
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.
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.
Foreign Office travel advice
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.