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Halfway around the world

Join Columbus in the mesmerising island city-state of Singapore for the homeward leg of her epic 2020 World Cruise. Leave the ultra-modern former colony and sail, via Kuala Lumpur's Port Klang and Penang’s pristine beaches, to take in the vibrant colours and intoxicating scents of Sri Lanka and southern India. Cross the Arabian Sea to discover landscapes filled with pyramids, ruined temples and historic cities, and head through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and home. Full of extraordinary sights and wonderful experiences, and with plenty of time to rest, relax and enjoy all the comforts and amenities Columbus has to offer, this will really be a voyage of a lifetime.

What does this price include?

  • 32 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: 2100hrs

    Join Columbus as she arrives in the island city-state of Singapore. Settle in to your cabin, then relax on board and get to know the ship, her crew and your fellow travellers.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    This afternoon Columbus docks in Port Klang, gateway to Kuala Lumpur. Head into the Malaysian capital to see the jumble of futuristic skyscrapers that punctuate a skyline dominated by the iconic Petronas Towers - the tallest twin towers in the world. Elsewhere, sights such as the preserved Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Thean Hou Temple hint at the city's more traditional side.

  • Arrive: 0930hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Step ashore in Penang for a taste of authentic Malaysian culture. Sample some of the delicious street food that the city is world-famous for, or visit George Town to see the area's charming Chinese shophouses, then relax in the colourful tropical gardens or on the powdery sands of its pristine beaches.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    Today Columbus calls in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Explore the restored Fort area of this bustling city, and the ancient street markets of Pettah, or perhaps take a shore excursion into the lush, temple-studded countryside.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Kochi (also known as Cochin) on India's southwestern coast is built across a series of islands. A trading port for centuries, the city has a distinctly European feel, especially in Fort Cochin. It is also the port from which you can depart on a three-day excursion overland to discover Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, before re-joining Columbus in Mumbai.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    In former Bombay you'll see sweeping Marine Drive, the monumental arch of the Gateway of India and the colonial splendour of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Explore the grand former Prince of Wales Museum and the vast, Gothic fantasy of the Victoria Terminus railway station - all highlights on today's optional shore excursion.

  • Arrive: 0400hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    From the Red Sea port of Safaga, an optional full-day excursion will take you to Luxor, once the ancient Egyptian capital Thebes. Discover the ruined temples of Luxor and Karnak, the vast columns of the Hypostyle Hall, and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun's tomb.

  • Arrive: 0930hrs

    Depart: 2100hrs

    Today brings another unforgettable optional excursion - from the luxurious Jordanian port of Aqaba to the extraordinary "Rose Red" city of Petra. Etched into the sandstone cliffs and hillsides the lost city's extraordinary buildings are among the most unforgettable sights on Earth.

  • Arrive: 0400hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Passage through the world's most famous - and busiest - waterway, the Suez Canal, brings Columbus into the Mediterranean, where a trio of calls brings the opportunity to discover yet more wonders a little closer to home.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    A call in Haifa brings the chance to head into Israel and the Holy Land. Opt to take a shore excursion to the coastal resort-city of Tel Aviv, or into the Judean Hills to visit Jerusalem. See the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque - some of the world's most sacred sites.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Today Columbus docks in Piraeus for a visit to beguiling, bustling Athens. Don't miss the chance to climb the Acropolis to the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the world's most enduring monuments and an awe-inspiring window onto the city's rich Classical past.

  • Arrive: 1300hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    A call in Gibraltar brings a first real taste of home. Wander past familiar British shops on Main Street, or perhaps take the cable-car to the top of the Rock for views across the Straits to Africa.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Columbus arrives back in London Tilbury at the end of her epic passage home.


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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