ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5047 reviews

Great service

26 Mar 2019

Friendly, efficient service and dead easy to book. Cruise miles can make a big difference to the cost!

as above

26 Mar 2019

very helpful and friendly could not do enough

Would recommend ROL

26 Mar 2019

The service was excellent , Arlene was very helpful .

Lin was Very polite and helpful in arranging our round the world cruise.

26 Mar 2019

We have made 3 separate cruise reservations with ROL and they have been most willing to facilitate our requirements. Thank you .

First rate service

26 Mar 2019

Excellent service. Quick to respond and had all the information we needed to make a decision. Felt very personal.

Booking was a enjoyable experience.

26 Mar 2019

There was a quick response on the telephone and they knew who l was having booked a P & O cruise many years ago. They were able to give me the information I required,and provided me with a direct line to book the cruise once I had talked to my wife. I called back and was talking to the agent after 5 rings. My cabin was chosen,with the agents help and all information required was given to me. We feel happy with the booking experience and look forward to our cruise.

Friendly and helpful

26 Mar 2019

Very helpful and pleasant. Found old details and updated. Offered best price available. Did not rush you.

a good service,easy to use.

26 Mar 2019

Helpful and friendly, were able to supply all the information I required.

The whole experience was excellent all questions answered

26 Mar 2019

I have used ROL before and found them extremely helpful everything runs very smoothly.

Excellent personalised service

26 Mar 2019

Excellent service. Dealt with a complicated booking, holding cabins and phoning us back to finalise arrangements. Will definitely use again.

thoughtful and helpful service

26 Mar 2019

the agent was very helpful discussed my choice of cabin and made suggestions. I felt confident that we were getting the best service even though I was booking one of the cheaper cabins

Very helpful

26 Mar 2019

Very helpful and put up with me phoning several times and asking lots of questions.

Great service

26 Mar 2019

Very efficient and helpful agent who explained the cruise and various options. Excellent service.

British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1419589 / Voyage Code: C014

2020 Buy One Get One FREE Promotion

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Offer ends 29 Mar 2019

We are delighted to present to you this EXCLUSIVE 2020 No-Fly Launch Promotion with Cruise and Maritime Voyages, including the incredibly popular BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion with cruising from £449pp, PLUS Brand New itineraries unveiled! Plus do not delay, 'Buy One Get One FREE ends on 31st March 2019'.

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

NO-FLY CRUISING

EXCLUSIVE FREE ON BOARD SPEND*

EXCLUSIVE FREE CAR PARKING*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Exclusive FREE Car Parking - when you book the following or above: for Junior Suites on Magellan and Marco Polo and for De Luxe Balcony Cabins on Columbus
  • Exclusive FREE on board spend for OG Cabins and above
  • Incredible savings with Buy One Get One FREE fares - please do not delay, offer ends 8.30pm 31st March 2019
  • 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 an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st March 2019 and receive Double Cruise Miles

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

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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

  • 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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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


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. On board spend is per cabin and tiered dependant on cabin grade and cruise and is for OG Cabins and above. Car parking is based on one space for the duration of the cruise, and is for Junior Suites on Magellan and Marco Polo and for De Luxe Balcony Cabins on Columbus. Gratuities of £7pp per night (£6pp per night for cruises greater than 16 nights), will be debited to your on board account. Tours are at a supplement and are subject to change. Wildlife and Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed. Itineraries are subject to change. 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.

Double Cruise Miles are for booking in Ocean View cabins or above on cruises of 7 nights or more only. Offer ends 31st March 2019. Double Cruise Miles amounts have been included in the advertised amounts. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. 

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