ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5507 reviews

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

Very simple.

25 May 2019

Seemed to be very open and honest with us and answered all our questions with no problem.

Friendly service

24 May 2019

We have used them over many years and cruise and always had god service. They are always friendly and helpful

Quick and efficient

24 May 2019

Very efficient reservation staff

British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1419589 / Voyage Code: C014

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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

    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
  • Rotterdam

    Day 2

    Rotterdam

    10 Jul 2020

  • Day 3


    At Sea

    11 Jul 2020

  • Invergordon, Scotland

    Day 4

    Invergordon, Scotland

    12 Jul 2020

    On the beautiful Cromarty Firth, here is your gateway to the Scottish Highlands with its dramatic history and spectacular scenery. Haunting lochs and romantic castles enchant the visitor whilst the eerie, windswept Culloden Battlefield and some distinguished distilleries, most notably Glenmorangie, all vie for your attention.

  • Portree, Isle of Skye

    Day 5

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    13 Jul 2020

    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

    14 Jul 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.

  • Day 7


    At Sea

    15 Jul 2020

  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    Day 8

    St Mary's, Scilly Isles

    16 Jul 2020

  • St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Day 9

    St Peter Port, Guernsey

    17 Jul 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

    Honfleur, France

    18 Jul 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 11

    London Tilbury

    19 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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* 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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