ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 2367 reviews

A good service !

25 Sep 2018

The lady was very good at answering all my questions. Engaging and very friendly.

Very friendly and efficient

25 Sep 2018

We spoke to Emily she was very friendly and it was a pleasure to deal with her and ROL.

Pre book Online

25 Sep 2018

The pre-booking service seems to be very oriented to phone booking which I dislike as I am generally travelling and use mobile phone. It also means much time is wasted while waiting on the phone. I would like it to be easier to book directly online. Post booking, the online back up service is excellent.

Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately, due to the availability continually changing on the Ships and all the different booking processes that are required for each individual cruise line, it makes it very difficult to operate an online booking system. I'm glad to hear though that the post-booking process online is excellent. Hope you have an excellent cruise

Dale at ROL Cruise

Excellent experience with ROL

25 Sep 2018

Extremely helpful booking agent. Fully understood out requirements.

Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable

25 Sep 2018

Called within 30 minutes of us emailing interest. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the particular cruise company. Very reassuring for first time buyers

Excellent Service

24 Sep 2018

Stacey was most helpful and when we asked whether it was possible to add on an extra few days to our river cruise, she kindly contacted someone in the know and got back to us. Excellent service.

Excellent service

24 Sep 2018

This was the first time I had booked a cruise and a lady I had met recommended using ROL. When I rang a lady called Jo dealt with my booking. She was extremely patient and knowledgeable and really helped with a procedure that I knew nothing about.

Personal attention at all times.

24 Sep 2018

Always helpful and professional. Have been using them for years and cannot envisage going anywhere else.

Just refer to above

24 Sep 2018

Yes I already am enough said ?!

Could not be bettered

24 Sep 2018

Excellent service from start to finish, I felt valued as an intelligent individual and that the advice was for the best deal possible, thank you

A really good service not quite perfect but close

24 Sep 2018

I have use your services in the past and will continue to do so, and would recommend them to anybody

SOLO OFFER | British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1322447

Incredible Solo Prices

Plus enjoy exclusive ROL Cruise benefits

The 2019 Solo Traveller Promotion

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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 and solo travellers could have been made for each other. You’ll have the opportunity to holiday with sociable individuals who also share a passion for travel, whom you can discover exciting new destinations with. Whether you choose to cruise the dramatic shores of Iceland, or prefer to stay closer to home with a traditional cruise around the British Isles, you are sure to find something that takes your fancy.

FREE ON BOARD SPEND*

EARN EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

INCREDIBLE SOLO FARES

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£1,679

was £2,969

Last few cabins

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 1,679 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Exclusive free on board spend - amount varies depending on voyage and cabin grade booked!
  • 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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Overview


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 and solo travellers could have been made for each other. You’ll have the opportunity to holiday with sociable individuals who also share a passion for travel, whom you can discover exciting new destinations with. Whether you choose to cruise the dramatic shores of Iceland, or prefer to stay closer to home with a traditional cruise around the British Isles, you are sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Your Itinerary


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  • Columbus

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    Columbus

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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


Fares are per person based on one adult in a single cabin, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Gratuities of £6pp per night will be debited to your on board account. 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 one adult in a cabin and is based on the difference between the full fare and the current fare. On board spend is per cabin and tiered depending on grade and voyage booked. E&OE. 

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