ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 2280 reviews

top marks.

21 Sep 2018

very friendly and efficient company ,we were given all the information we requested and got the cabin we booked,and we will be using them again.

Excellent

21 Sep 2018

Very professional and efficient.

Phoned me back straight away very helpful

20 Sep 2018

Full information quick call back

Helpful service

20 Sep 2018

Helpful. Understanding of the product and explained in detail.

Easy to do

20 Sep 2018

I will recommend the company and certainly look again if I decide to cruise in 2020.

Very helpful and informative looking forward to my cruise

20 Sep 2018

Very helpful and informative looking forward to my cruise

great service

19 Sep 2018

very friendly and helpful sales assistant

Would highly recommend

19 Sep 2018

Excellent service as usual

They really know their stuff

19 Sep 2018

Quickly understood what we were looking for and steered us carefully through the options. Very helpful and informed advice. Of course we will continue to do business with ROL

First booking

19 Sep 2018

My first booking with ROL. My call was answered quickly and in a friendly manner. However, when I asked about whether there would be choices for dinner on the ship booked for the expedition voyage (not my experience on previous voyages with Hurtigruten), I was told that there would be. I have since rung Hurtigruten who say that most dinners will be set menus, so they will need to be informed about any specific food needs by ROL. I have now informed ROL. I trust they will pass it on. It's best for staff to admit they don't know the answer to a question, but will find out, rather than misinform customers, no matter how well-intentioned. A payment receipt was sent immediately, but I was warned that it might take up to 14 days to received my booking confirmation documents, which is fair enough, but I've not experienced such delays with other companies. There was no mention of the size of the deposit required (30%) until I was asked for payment. It would have been useful to have this information in the brochure, as it is considerably bigger than I have been used to with other companies.

Book ROL the dependable specialists

19 Sep 2018

Worry free booking as usual

Excellent customer service

19 Sep 2018

Easy to deal with in relation to cabin size and cabin situation. I forgot to confirm that my cabin was in a quiet area (no noise from disco or theatre) so I rang back. There was just a message so I decided not to leave my number, but a lady picked up my call and rang me yesterday evening. She confirmed that any cabin problems are highlighted on your system so that customers can be advised in advance. I thought this was excellent. In he past we had a cruise with Cunard with a cabin that was right above the entertainment area and no peace until after 1 am every morning!

The Best!!!

19 Sep 2018

Having used ROL many times for Cruises and recently booked another, ROL have consistently provided excellent service. Thoroughly recommended.

British Isles & Cities Discovery

Cruise Code: 1186397

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Comfortable cabin accommodation
  • Full board cruising plus afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Welcome and farewell Captain’s cocktail
  • Stylish entertainment, cabarets and popular classical interludes
  • Daytime activity programme
  • Guest speakers and daytime activities
  • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board
  • Sterling on board

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Your Itinerary


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  • Columbus

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    Columbus

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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    25 Sep 2018

    Choose from a selection of cruise lines such as Cruise & Maritime Voyages and set sail to some of the much-loved destinations of the world without the hassle of flying

    Destination guide
  • Rotterdam

    Day 2

    Rotterdam

    26 Sep 2018

  • Day 3


    At Sea

    27 Sep 2018

  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    Day 4

    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    28 Sep 2018

    The capital and administrative centre of the Orkney Islands, set on the principal island known as Mainland. The Orkneys comprise 70 or so islands, rocks and skerries that cover an area of 376 square miles. You can still detect the Norse influence and the Stone Age settlement at Skara Brae, older than either the Pyramids or Stonehenge, is fascinating.

  • Portree, Isle of Skye

    Day 5

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    29 Sep 2018

    Portree, capital of the Isle of Skye, is the largest of the Inner Hebrides, renowned in history and song and well known for its iconic castles and natural beauty. Pay your respects to one of Scotland’s real heroines, Flora McDonald, who rescued Bonnie Prince Charlie and took him ‘over the sea to Skye’.

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Day 6

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    30 Sep 2018

    The famous Irish hospitality and, indeed, the ‘craic’ can be well and truly found in Belfast, the riverside capital of Northern Ireland.

    Destination guide
  • Dublin, Ireland

    Day 7

    Dublin, Ireland

    01 Oct 2018

    Head to the Irish capital to see some of the world's finest Georgian buildings, to enjoy the freshest pint of Guinness from a rooftop bar, and to learn about the many great writers who once called this charming city home.

    Destination guide
  • Cobh, Ireland

    Day 8

    Cobh, Ireland

    02 Oct 2018

    Maritime enthusiasts should not miss Cobh: The Queenstown Story, a visitor centre that describes the tale of Ireland’s chief port of entry and departure, which hosted three or four transatlantic liners each week, including of course, White Star Lines’ Titanic. Take in Cork, with its lovely period buildings, and Blarney Castle and the famous Stone. Tour opportunities could also include a visit to the Old Middleton Distillery.

  • Day 9


    At Sea

    03 Oct 2018

  • Honfleur, France

    Day 10

    Honfleur, France

    04 Oct 2018

    This pretty little town, at the mouth of the River Seine, makes a perfect finale to a spectacular cruise. The old harbour and marina are just delightful and the narrow streets and alleys of the old quarter are little changed since French medieval times. Claude Monet’s famous garden at Givenchy, the Normandy Landings beaches and even the Bayeux Tapestry are all within reach.

    Destination guide
  • London Tilbury

    Day 11

    London Tilbury

    05 Oct 2018

    Choose from a selection of cruise lines such as Cruise & Maritime Voyages and set sail to some of the much-loved destinations of the world without the hassle of flying

    Destination guide

The Ship


Columbus became the proud new flagship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages five ship ocean fleet in 2017 taking over the reign from Magellan. At 63,786grt and with an impressive space ratio, she carries approximately 1,400 passengers accommodated in 775 cabins and also accomodates for the solo traveller with 150 cabins allocated for single use. Given her size she provides a very generous, spacious and relaxing feel.

The ship was originally launched under Princess Cruises in 1989 and christened by Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn on 23rd March 1989. In 1997 she was transferred to the P&O Cruises fleet and was the former Arcadia, where she stayed until 2003 when she was reassigned to Ocean Village, before returning to P&O Cruises in 2010. She was last refitted in 2015 and also underwent refurbishment in April 2017.

Columbus


Occupancy: 1,400 passengers

Tonnage: 63,786 tons

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