ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1666 reviews

Knowledgeable staff

16 Aug 2018

The agent was polite helpful and had travelled on the ship we were considering and another we had already used, and so was able to advise us on the differences.. The booking was efficiently taken

Good proffesional service. Highly recommend

16 Aug 2018

We were told that the offer was fully booked when we asked for an outside cabin after getting a flyer of said cruise. We were dealt with respect and understanding of our disappointment. However the phone call we received shortly after was the best news that she was able to offer us a place as she had been given a few more cabins. We think how very kind she was to think of us. Thank you very much looking forward to the trip.

service with satifaction

16 Aug 2018

Good understanding of my needs,polite,and helpfull

I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE.

16 Aug 2018

I WOULD DEFINETELY BUY FROM THEM AGAIN. THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.

Well informed ROL rep.

16 Aug 2018

Very good service.

A very good service.

16 Aug 2018

Jak dealt with our booking, which had started off as just an enquiry. He was professional, patient and knowledgeable. After much discussion my husband and I decided to proceed with the booking. Jak took us through our options and constructively helped our decision making.

First class

16 Aug 2018

First class telephone service from Karen. Provided a direct line number. Clear, friendly and called back promptly.

Ease of booking what I required

16 Aug 2018

Very polite, helpful representative o the phone. Made booking very easy.

An excellent travel agent

16 Aug 2018

As long-standing clients of ROL we always receive excellent service

Simple and quick

16 Aug 2018

Very friendly staff, also very efficient

Excellent customer service, friendly and helpful staff on every booking

15 Aug 2018

Pleasant and helpful staff. We have used ROL on several occasions and would highly recommend them to friends and family.

British Isles & Cities Discovery

Cruise Code: 1302164

Incredible savings available

Plus receive exclusive on board spend when booking with ROL Cruise

The Incredible 2019 Savings Promotion

Offer ends 31 Aug 2018

COMPLIMENTARY ON BOARD SPEND AVAILABLE*

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

EARN EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES

NO-FLY CRUISING

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Incredible savings applied to the advertised fares!
  • Free on board spend available - please enquire at time of booking
  • No-fly cruising
  • Plus, book a Balcony cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st August 2018 and receive DOUBLE Cruise Miles
  • 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

    Cruise and Maritime Voyages

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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    06 Oct 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

    07 Oct 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

    08 Oct 2019

  • Day 4


    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    09 Oct 2019

    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.

  • Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    Day 5

    Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    10 Oct 2019

    Genteel describes the lovely Georgian harbourfront architecture of the little town of Tobermory, whilst rugged is a more apt description for the wild moorland and mountainous interior of the Isle of Mull. Take a trip on the Mull Railway or visit tiny traffic-free Iona, where St Columba first brought Christianity in 563 AD.

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Day 6

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    11 Oct 2019

    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

    12 Oct 2019

    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
  • Day 8


    St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    13 Oct 2019

  • Day 9


    Plymouth

    14 Oct 2019

  • Honfleur, France

    Day 10

    Honfleur, France

    15 Oct 2019

    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

    16 Oct 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


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, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Cruise & Maritime Voyages are offered for sale in the UK by South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Some ports may require a tender. Savings are based on two adults sharing and have been applied to the advertised fares. On board spend is per cabin and is tiered on voyage and cabin grade booked. Book a Balcony cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st August 2018 and receive double Cruise Miles. Please note, double Cruise Miles values are not included in the amount displayed on the site.

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