ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1208 reviews

The person I spoke to was clear, helpful and very professional.

21 Jul 2018

The offers were explained clearly and I found it a pleasure to choose the right holiday for me.

Very good service

21 Jul 2018

I did not expect to pay the full amount when booking, this was a problem as the credit card we use has a low limit and was used close to its limit. We are just back from the Baltic and intended to pay off the card. This caused a delay in us confirming the booking but was handled very well by Natasha.

Appalling!

21 Jul 2018

This booking was NOT supposed to have any communication by email! This was told to you by EMMA who did the booking. This has wrecked the surprise that this was to be! You were told after I received a confirmation on my email shortly after booking not to send anything else.Then I receive THIS! THIS IS A DISGRACE!!!!!

A caring, well organised company.

21 Jul 2018

Excellent service from Natasha. Would recommend the company to anyone. Will continue to use FO.

Always a good service

21 Jul 2018

I've used ROL several times before and have always received efficient and good service from them. They phone back when they say they will and will look into any queries that you may have. Cruise Miles is a good incentive to use ROL for another booking. I would recommend them to others booking a cruise.

Quick and easy.

21 Jul 2018

Everything was fine and the booking was handled efficiently. Promised callbacks came within minutes and everything was done with the minimum of fuss.

First class service.

21 Jul 2018

The experience from start to finish was first class. Ensuring that every bit of our forthcoming experience would be to our needs and personal requirements. Also giving us really good advice and the benefit of her knowledge and expertise. I felt that I could really put my trust in the representative because of the way that she handled every detail of our booking. Thank you.

Simple and efficient service.

21 Jul 2018

Excellent and helpful. Booking done with minimum of fuss.

Realistic and helpful

21 Jul 2018

My questions carefully considered and realistic and helpful suggestions made. An excellent booking outcome too. Thank you!

I've never had any problems with Readers Offers in booking cruises.

21 Jul 2018

Very professional and helpful.

Prepared to spend time sorting out a problem

21 Jul 2018

I needed to rebook after original cruise was cancelled. ROL spent a lot of time arranging new booking and ensuring all requirements were met. I was pleased with the time and trouble taken

Very helpful

20 Jul 2018

I spoke to a very helpful young lady when making my booking. Answered all my questions with patience.

British Isles & Cities Discovery

Cruise Code: 1186397

Incredible Savings with Cruise & Maritime

The Summer 2018 Savings Promotion

FREE CABIN UPGRADES*

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

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Inside from:

£849pp

Outside from:

£1,079pp

Balcony from:

£2,459pp

Suite from:

£2,779pp

Single from:

£1,698

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 5,558 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Incredible savings
  • 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
  • Club Class - meet like minded passengers for games of bridge, cards, backgammon and more
  • 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

  • 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

    The port at the Normandy city of Honfleur sets the standard for picturesque ports everywhere.

    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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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.


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* Terms and Conditions


Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a cabin, except single cabins. Offer advertised is subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices advertised may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Booking conditions of South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd t/a Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Offer advertised applies to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a cabin and is based on the difference between the Reader Offers Ltd standard fare and the current selling fare. Northern lights sighting are not guaranteed. Gratuities of £5pp per night will be debited to your on board account. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

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