ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5516 reviews

Superb Service

26 May 2019

Excellent customer service skills. Very knowledgeable and made booking the holiday very easy, especially as she showed me how to save money and get a better a cabin by taking an earlier cruise.

Excellent no hassle booking expereince.

26 May 2019

Both operatives were most helpful and knowledgeable. It was a pleasant experience which led to the booking of the trip.

Happy

26 May 2019

The lady delivered what was promised in the paper against some opposition.

Easy booking process- looking forward to the holiday!

26 May 2019

Proficient and informative. Pleasant staff member who after we had booked took time to ring us back and offer a better deal.

Booking for 4

26 May 2019

Darryl was extremely helpful and friendly. He rang back immediately and was very efficient.

Very polite and courteous service

26 May 2019

Very quick to respond to our enquiry. Polite and courteous. Didn't hassle us every 5 minutes to make the booking, after the initial enquiry, kept in touch by email offering advice if we needed it.

very easy and efficient

26 May 2019

Very good, very friendly

Very helpful and friendly

26 May 2019

Strong sense of personal service

Excellent product knowledge and service

26 May 2019

Excellent product knowledge and very friendly and efficient service.

Smooth booking experience

25 May 2019

Long wait on the telephone but when your agent (John) answered he was helpful and efficient.

always helpful

25 May 2019

as usual I feel I was looked after very well,all questions answered and my booking was completed easily & I would happily recommend ROL to friends & family

Very good service.

25 May 2019

Very good service and do they best to get best price.

Excellent service ,especially for us oldies

25 May 2019

Lyn who made my booking was really nice and informative,helpful and took the stress out for me ,also the call back was quick ,wish they were all like it

Grand British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1302164 / Voyage Code: C920

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Incredible savings included!
  • Free cabin upgrades
  • 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
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • Brexit Protection Guarantee - we guarantee the price of your holiday will not increase, plus you are fully protected by ABTA & ATOL
  • Plus, Book by 8:30pm 31st May 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £100

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

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

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service

  • Operating for over 25 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Your Itinerary


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  • Columbus

    Your Ship


    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

  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    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
  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    Day 8

    St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    13 Oct 2019

  • Plymouth

    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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* 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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The Brexit Protection Guarantee ensures after booking your cruise holiday the price paid is final and you will be fully protected by ABTA & ATOL.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, 7 nights or more, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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