ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5455 reviews

Great Company

22 May 2019

The lady I spoken was very helpful and knowledgeable

Excellent service

22 May 2019

Excellent service

Helpful staff

22 May 2019

Karen who answered my phone call was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the new Saga ship and I decided on the spot to book a cruise.

Efficient telephone booking

22 May 2019

I had researched online so had a good idea of what I required. This was a replacement booking for a cruise that had been cancelled due to the ship being out of commission. The agent was helpful and knowledgeable

5* service .🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

21 May 2019

Great thanks. Very easy from start to finish . Thanks to John Hull .

Website improvements would be welcomed

21 May 2019

The ROL staff I spoke to were helpful and explained the options well. My only reservation was that it was not easy to access the information about the cruise I was interested in on your website. I didn't find a quick way of locating the cruise, finding what accommodation was available on each ship and the sailing dates of the ships with the suitable accommodation.

Easy and unhurried.

21 May 2019

Everything was discussed and explained in full. All went smoothly.

Grand British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1361450 / Voyage Code: C008

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Incredible savings included!
  • Incredible destinations
  • 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
  • Incredible savings of up to 25%

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

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    Columbus

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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    08 May 2020

    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
  • Rotterdam

    Day 2

    Rotterdam

    09 May 2020

  • Day 3


    At Sea

    10 May 2020

  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    Day 4

    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    11 May 2020

    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.

  • Day 5


    At Sea

    12 May 2020

  • Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    Day 6

    Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    13 May 2020

    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

    14 May 2020

    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, Isles of Scilly

    Day 8

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    15 May 2020

    Dropping anchor off Hugh Town, the main town of the Isles of Scilly, affords the chance to visit two of this unique cluster of islands, lying 28 miles south west of Land’s End. St. Mary’s is the largest at just six square miles, while the effects of the sub-tropical climate are spectacularly evident in the blaze of colour at Tresco’s renowned Abbey Gardens.

  • St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Day 9

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    16 May 2020

    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 10-11

    Honfleur, France

    17 May 2020 to 18 May 2020

    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 12

    London Tilbury

    19 May 2020

    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


Booking conditions of Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. 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. Gratuities of £7pp per night (£6pp per night for cruises greater than 16 nights), will be debited to your on board account. Northern Lights and wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Offer ends 8:30pm 31st July 2019. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

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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