ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 4940 reviews

Efficient and helpful

22 Mar 2019

I was not kept waiting on the telephone, the female assistant was extremely efficient and pleasant to deal and I would definitely recommend them to family and friends and would definitely use them again.

Helpful agent

22 Mar 2019

The agent was most helpful in providing the information necessary fr us to make a decision.

They have what it takes!

22 Mar 2019

They were polite, interested in our requirements and contacted us when they said they would.

Good service

22 Mar 2019

The cruise company representative was very polite, knowledgeable and helpful. Booking the cruise was a smooth process.

Very efficient

22 Mar 2019

No aspects of the booking could have been better.

Until the next time!

22 Mar 2019

As always, a thoroughly professional, attentive & reliable service.

worthwhile

22 Mar 2019

quick efficient,helpful and courteous

Greast service from helpful staff adds to the bargain we attained

22 Mar 2019

They not only offered a bargain price for a World cruise they listened to all my needs and were instrumental in me gaining further discounts at the time of pre booking. When the booking date opened they informed me of my cabin number and location then accepted my comments which resulted in a change of deck. Nothing seems to be enough trouble to ensure my wife and I got the deal we wanted, thank you ROL

Excellent and informative service

22 Mar 2019

We spoke toJasmin and had excellent service throughout, something we certainly cannot say about all your sales team. You should also make sure that you do not supply misleading pricing information like giving a special ROL price which actually is only the P&O price minus 5%... very sharp marketing practice which is probably not even legal. I also do not appreciate the fact that you better terms(double cruise miles now and only single on the pre-registration) as time goes on.

Very good

22 Mar 2019

Very well managed conversion with a positive outcome

British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1308150 / Voyage Code: C906

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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 24th March 2019 and receive a FREE case of six fine wines

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

    Your Ship


    Columbus

    Cruise and Maritime Voyages

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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    05 May 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

    06 May 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

    07 May 2019

  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    Day 4

    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    08 May 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.

  • Portree, Isle of Skye

    Day 5

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    09 May 2019

    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’.

  • Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    Day 6

    Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    10 May 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.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    Day 7

    Dublin, Ireland

    11 May 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

    12 May 2019

  • St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Day 9

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    13 May 2019

    The cobbled streets and relaxed style of Guernsey’s picturesque main town introduce you to the unique Channel Islands. Certainly more Anglo than French, but with enough ‘je ne sais quoi’ to make you think otherwise. Guernsey has a captivating island history, wonderful beaches, miles of coastal walks and tax-free shopping for the less energetic!

  • Honfleur, France

    Day 10

    Honfleur, France

    14 May 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

    15 May 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


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

Case of six fine wines is for bookings on 7 night cruises or more in Ocean View cabins or above when booked by 8.30pm 24th March 2019. Offer is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only. Offer is not combinable with any other ROL Cruise added value. If a different added value has been advertised elsewhere, you will have the choice of one or the other. 

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