ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 3844 reviews

Roll on next January

17 Jan 2019

My booking was made so easy thanks to Katie.

Friendly, knowledgeable advice about the ship and very efficient booking

17 Jan 2019

Didn’t have to wait long to speak to an agent who was friendly, gave set helpful advice and made the whole booking process easy and efficient. Met ROL Reid first last tour on a South Africa cruise who were genuinely friendly and explained the benefits. First time we’ve used you to book will do again. Thanks to Katie who dealt with me.

calm flowing waters

17 Jan 2019

Member of staff introduced herself and told me I can get back to her for any queries. She answered the questions I had and told me rest of the info she had to pass on. For me this is a holiday of a lifetime but she steered me through all the important stuff calmly.

Excellent service

17 Jan 2019

Every thing about the booking

Excellent overall service

17 Jan 2019

All aspects and personal knowledge of my profile

First class service

16 Jan 2019

The adviser we spoke to was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. We would certainly book with ROL again and recommend ROL to others interested in cruising.

very good service

16 Jan 2019

always good service would recommend them to a friend

Excellent service

16 Jan 2019

Very helpful and patient. Booked a cruise with no problem. Would recommend.

GREAT SERVICE

16 Jan 2019

Speedy reply to my call, knowledgabe approachable agent who listened to my request and was able to help immediately. When he put me on hold in order to speak to the cruise line, rather than keep me listening to the awful music he said that he would call me back which he did in a very short space of time.

This must be the best

16 Jan 2019

Had not used ROL previously, but quite impressed with the initial contact and the follow up. No pressure sales, just the facts and they were quick in obtaining all the relevant information to enable us to make a decision. All paperwork arrived initially by email within 30 minutes, all correct. Staff were helpful, informative and polite, excellent service.

Swift telephone response

16 Jan 2019

Answered telephone without very long wait. Helpful. Rang back when they said they would. Answered questions straight away without demanding name and endless details first, eg "how much for a single" got an answer without providing name, DOB, email etc etc which other operators do.

As I have said a pleasant phone call with your colleague

16 Jan 2019

Arlene spent some very useful time finding out and answering cabin detail queries on the Marco Polo for me and giving me comprehensive details of the organisation of the holiday. She made the booking a very pleasant activity.

British Isles Discovery

Cruise Code: 1419589 / Voyage Code: C014

Exclusive FREE car parking + Exclusive FREE on board spend

2020 Buy One Get One FREE Launch Promotion

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We are delighted to present to you this BRAND NEW & 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!

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
  • No-fly cruising
  • 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


We are delighted to present to you this BRAND NEW & EXCLUSIVE 2020 No-Fly Launch Promotion with Cruise and Maritime Voyages, including the incredibly popular BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion.


The perks of a no-fly cruise are boundless. With no luggage restrictions to worry about, no busy airports to traverse, a no-fly cruise is a hassle free way to travel. If you take advantage of EXCLUSIVE FREE car parking, you can simply drive to the port, park and relax as the porters take care of your luggage for you. So you can spend more time doing what matters most – enjoying your holiday.

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

  • 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.

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