ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5472 reviews

Pleasing experience

23 May 2019

I spoke to John Hull on several occasions he was very helpful but not *****. The day I booked our trip I spoke to Karen who was v pleasant as John was not working that day. Very happy I was given direct number. We saw the cruise/experience in the Tomes.

Excellent accessible personal service.

23 May 2019

Aden, whom I communicated with, was very patient, answering all my queries. He was knowledgable about the boat and it helped that he had first hand experience. He was obviously keen to get my custom but I was not over-pressurising.

Friendly, efficient service.

23 May 2019

The lady I spoke to (Leona) was very pleasant and helpful and was able to answer all my queries. I have used ROL before and would certainly recommend them as they have very good offers.

Very happy.

23 May 2019

The young lady I spoke to couldn't have been more helpful,efficient and pleasant. It was a pleasure to have had her as an adviser. Thank you.

Excellent service.

23 May 2019

No problems booking. Kelly made it easy, answering all questions promptly and clearly.

ROL is the efficient & friendly cruise booking service

23 May 2019

Caroline was very friendly & helpful & dealt with our booking in an efficient way. The confirmation came through on e-mail very swiftly, but we are still waiting for the "hard copies" We like dealing with ROL as they usually recognize who I am and have the necessary information readily available

Very helpful and efficient service.

23 May 2019

Very helpful when we had to change our cruise for medical reasons.

Great customer service!

22 May 2019

The lady was very helpful, she listened to what I wanted, phoned back with the relevent information, gave me thinking time and then gad great patience through the booking process

Great holiday bookers.

22 May 2019

Always a good experience i am always telling people.

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.

Iceland & Northern Isles

Cruise Code: 1419588 / Voyage Code: C013

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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

    Your Ship


    Columbus

    Cruise and Maritime Voyages

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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    27 Jun 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

    28 Jun 2020

  • Day 3


    At Sea

    29 Jun 2020

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    Day 4

    Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    30 Jun 2020

  • Day 5


    Torshavn, Faroe Islands

    01 Jul 2020

    Capital city of the Faroe Islands, “The harbour of the god Thor”, is a modern town that retains a unique character; although the islands - a green home to birds, sheep and about 46,000 people - would still be recognisable to the early Viking settlers who arrived on their transatlantic trail from Scandinavia to North America.

  • Seydisfjordur, Iceland

    Day 6

    Seydisfjordur, Iceland

    02 Jul 2020

    This period piece, late 19th century town on Iceland’s East Coast nestles in a bowl of mountains in the Seydisfjörd and is one of the country’s finest natural harbours. Nearby attractions are the ‘reindeer territory’ of the eastern interior, the Vatnajökull glacier and the Lagarfljot lake, said to be home to a mythical monster that guards treasure thrown into the water in Viking times.

  • Akureyri, Iceland

    Day 7

    Akureyri, Iceland

    03 Jul 2020

    The second largest town in Iceland, at the head of the country’s longest fjord, the thriving Botanical Gardens and the fascinating museum are well worth seeing, but the real attraction is the awesome landscape of volcanoes, waterfalls, canyons and geysers. Take a polar flight across to Grimsey, watch for whales or visit Godafoss - the ‘Waterfall of the Gods'.

  • IsafJordur, Iceland

    Day 8

    IsafJordur, Iceland

    04 Jul 2020

    The main city on Iceland’s north west coast, known as the Westfjords region, provides the starting point for a number of fascinating excursions into this sparsely populated area, which, geologically, is the oldest part of Iceland. Here, land meets the sea in the most dramatic way imaginable. The sheer basalt cliff of Latrabjarg is home to one of the largest seabird colonies in the world and a wonderful place to go puffin spotting. Elsewhere, the rugged beauty of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve hides all manner of unusual vegetation, scenic walking trails and wildlife that includes seals and Arctic foxes.

  • Reykjavik, Iceland

    Day 9

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    05 Jul 2020

    Welcome to the world’s most northerly capital! A modern, smokeless city with an old town, lovingly preserved, Reykjavik lies close to an astonishing region of lava fields, spectacular geysers and steaming geothermal springs. Attractions abound, but the Blue Lagoon, with its warm mineral rich waters, and the magnificent Gulfoss Falls should not be missed.

    Destination guide
  • Day 10-12


    At Sea

    06 Jul 2020 to 08 Jul 2020

  • London Tilbury

    Day 13

    London Tilbury

    09 Jul 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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