ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.6/5 


Based on 565 reviews

Excellent over many years and many cruises.

27 Apr 2018

Efficient service when booking cruises and also with follow-up queries.

Never get best offer price

21 Apr 2018

Every time I ring up for an offer the best advertised price seems to be gone and I have to pay extra. Although the telephone operator was plesant one does feel that they are on commission and therefore charge the higher price.

Thank you for your feedback.  We are booking from a live system with the cruise line, they do have ‘fluid pricing’ which means  the price can go up or down depending on demand, the cruise line will give us the price and this is what you would be charged.

Claire at ROL Cruise

Improvements needed

16 Apr 2018

Original holiday cancelled by operator. Handling by ROL not of the best (difficulty in getting hold of ROL, inconsistency of information, incorrect information etc.) I had to keep riding back to get things corrected. Cancellation department need to sharpen up I think, and recognise that cancellations and rebooking are traumatic and disappointing for customers - not routine!

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your cruise was subject to a redeployment of which we understand came as a disappointment to both our customers affected and ourselves. I understand that our Customer Support Team transferred your voyage to an alternative sailing within 5 days of us being notified of this change and we hope you are now looking forward to your sailing in 2019.

Gill Rogers at ROL Cruise

I apologise that you feel this wasn't an easy process, this is never our intention and I will certainly pass on your feedback to the Customer Support Team.

Gill Rogers at ROL Cruise

Easy process

15 Apr 2018

Would buy again. Very east to book, decide on cabin, etc. Friendly professional staff.

Great service

14 Apr 2018

Helpful, good information, nothing is to much trouble in finding the right holiday.

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad to have found you the perfect cruise holiday!

Georgia Jaggs at ROL Cruise

I hope they fix the engine vibration before I use the vessel again

14 Apr 2018

The general overall condition of the vessel and the tours and on board facitities were good. The lectures about Concorde and the RAF were excellent. The cruise was let down by the condition of the power plant as there was obviously a big problem with the engines/properller shafts shafts as they vibrated by such an amount they really upset the dining experience as the dining room was at the rear of the vessel

First class service.

13 Apr 2018

Pleasant and very helpful service throughout initial enquiiry and then actual booking. I would have no hesitation in recommending ROL to others.

Thank you for such a wonderful review! It is a delight to hear you have had a smooth journey throughout the entire process! 

Georgia Jaggs at ROL Cruise

Excellent personal, efficient service

13 Apr 2018

Service overall was very good. We got the cabins we requested on the cruise we wanted at a discounted price due to having ROL points. However, was disappointed to find out that the ROL operative had misinformed me regarding the use of a particular benefit to gain additional OBS with P&O. P&O informed me that we could not use this benefit as we had not booked direct with them. I made a point of enquiring about this and was told that all I needed to do was speak to P&O after booking. This was not the case.

Thank you for taking the time to speak to me today, I hope you are happy now it has all been resolved, hopefully for future bookings our star rating can be improved.

Claire at ROL Cruise

Haven't taken the cruise yet

12 Apr 2018

Will let you know once we have had our cruise

Thank you ROL first class organisation.

11 Apr 2018

From when we booked our cruise to the very end, everything was well organised and reliable. Fantastic cruise, Celebrity X cruise. Both hotel stays were above expectations. All transfers on time no fuss. Every element of the organisation was first class. So good we have booked next years cruise Amsterdam to Budapest on a river cruise for 2019 with ROL.

Thank you so much for our brilliant review, have a truly magnificent time next year

Dale at ROL Cruise

Good customer service.

10 Apr 2018

Easy to contact and get to the right department. Good customer service. Good price comparison.

A streamlined process.

10 Apr 2018

The whole process was very efficient and effective. the member of staff was terrific.

Iceland & Northern Isles

Cruise Code: 1302094

Buy One Get One FREE

Plus, Superior Ocean View Cabins (9) & above and receive FREE Car Parking

Buy One Get One Free Launch Promotion

2 passenger travels for free with this incredible buy one get one free promotion with Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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Welcome to the 2019 No-Fly Promotion with Cruise and Maritime Voyages, including the incredibly popular BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion! 

This exclusive ROL Cruise promotion cannot be booked anywhere else so do not delay in booking your preferred cabin today – you won’t want to miss out!

Cruising from as little as £489pp and with a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered, there’s no better way to explore than on board the much loved Cruise & Maritime Voyages ships – Astoria, Magellan, Marco Polo and the new flagship Columbus

FREE CAR PARKING*

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What's included

  • Enjoy incredible savings with Buy One Get One FREE Fares!
  • Half price single cabins available - limited availabilty
  • 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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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    15 Jun 2019

    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
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Day 2

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    16 Jun 2019

    Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

    Destination guide
  • Day 3


    At Sea

    17 Jun 2019

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    Day 4

    Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    18 Jun 2019

    The capital and main port of the Shetland Islands. Lerwick’s remoteness makes for an atmospheric adventure.

    Destination guide
  • Day 5


    Torshavn, Faroe Islands

    19 Jun 2019

    Capital city of the Faroe Islands, “The harbour of the god Thor”, is a modern town that retains a unique character; although the islands - a green home to birds, sheep and about 46,000 people - would still be recognisable to the early Viking settlers who arrived on their transatlantic trail from Scandinavia to North America.

  • Day 6


    Seydisfjordur, Iceland

    20 Jun 2019

    This period piece, late 19th century town on Iceland’s East Coast nestles in a bowl of mountains in the Seydisfjörd and is one of the country’s finest natural harbours. Nearby attractions are the ‘reindeer territory’ of the eastern interior, the Vatnajökull glacier and the Lagarfljot lake, said to be home to a mythical monster that guards treasure thrown into the water in Viking times.

  • Akureyri, Iceland

    Day 7

    Akureyri, Iceland

    21 Jun 2019

    The second largest town in Iceland, at the head of the country’s longest fjord, the thriving Botanical Gardens and the fascinating museum are well worth seeing, but the real attraction is the awesome landscape of volcanoes, waterfalls, canyons and geysers. Take a polar flight across to Grimsey, watch for whales or visit Godafoss - the ‘Waterfall of the Gods'.

  • IsafJordur, Iceland

    Day 8

    IsafJordur, Iceland

    22 Jun 2019

    The main city on Iceland’s north west coast, known as the Westfjords region, provides the starting point for a number of fascinating excursions into this sparsely populated area, which, geologically, is the oldest part of Iceland. Here, land meets the sea in the most dramatic way imaginable. The sheer basalt cliff of Latrabjarg is home to one of the largest seabird colonies in the world and a wonderful place to go puffin spotting. Elsewhere, the rugged beauty of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve hides all manner of unusual vegetation, scenic walking trails and wildlife that includes seals and Arctic foxes.

  • Reykjavik, Iceland

    Day 9

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    23 Jun 2019

    Reykjavik is a city where resplendent nature meets cool cultural attractions, You’ll soon find that a visit here certainly won’t be a run of the mill city break.

    Destination guide
  • Day 10-12


    At Sea

    24 Jun 2019 to 26 Jun 2019

  • London Tilbury

    Day 13

    London Tilbury

    27 Jun 2019

    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, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Booking conditions of Reader Offers Ltd and South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages apply. Cruise & Maritime Voyages are offered for sale in the UK by South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Offers advertised apply to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a cabin and is based on the difference between the full fare and the current buy one get one free promotional price. Subject to availability. Free car parking at the port is for tiered on voyage and cabin grade booked. 

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