ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 827 reviews

Best river cruise so far

21 Jun 2018

All inclusive,excellent tours and pickup from home.

Highly recommend

21 Jun 2018

Excellent as always

1st class !

20 Jun 2018

First class friendly service. Kelly was most helpful and I would use ROL again and would certainly recommend them.

Good service.

20 Jun 2018

Contact was easy and good without any serious delay waiting for a response to my call. The representative gave me all the information I needed to make a firm booking.

Excellent to deal with.

20 Jun 2018

We have dealt with ROL Cruise a number of times previously and have always found them to be friendly, helpful and extremely professional. This occasion was no different.

The staff handle all queries very satisfactorily

20 Jun 2018

Yes we have dealt with them before and have always had good service

Excellent all round service

20 Jun 2018

Staff pleasant and helpful suggested a cabin that met our requirements. We could not have had better service.

First booking - good experience

20 Jun 2018

Listened to what we wanted. Knew their industry, the ships and the process. Responded in a business like but friendly manner.

British Isles & Cities Discovery

Cruise Code: 1186397

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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


At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and we believe is ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her maiden CMV season. Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites which will please many of our customers who have been asking for more balcony accommodation. Following the successful trial on board Magellan, and recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins will be allocated for solos.

Columbus


Occupancy: 1,400 passengers

Tonnage: 63,786 tons

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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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