ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 4913 reviews

Good experience

21 Mar 2019

Leona was very knowledgeable and felt very confident in booking with you.

Excellent

21 Mar 2019

Excellent service as usual getting me an unbelievable deal on Celebrity

The ladie called on the phone was EXTREMELY helpful

21 Mar 2019

The staff on the phone a ladie called Joe was EXTREMELY HELPFUL

very good booking experience, all my questions and queries answered to my s

21 Mar 2019

new booking experience very good and agent very helpful

Professional , knowledgeable , helpful and efficient .

21 Mar 2019

Professional , knowledgeable , helpful and efficient . Excellent "loyalty" scheme .

Positive

21 Mar 2019

Opertor was great and very helpful - product seems to be value for money however what upsets is when you have booked really early and then a couple of months before travelling you see the same deal far cheaper - understand that need to fill boats etc however those who book early should not loose out.

Very helpful staff and accommodative as well.

21 Mar 2019

Yes. Gerard was very helpful and courteous.

First-class service

21 Mar 2019

They always reply promptly and knowledgeably to any query I might have about my booking. I wouldn't book with any other cruise company.

Straightforward

21 Mar 2019

Straightforward booking call with Gerald who could not have been more helpful.

Impressed

21 Mar 2019

Professional, personable and helpful.

Got back to me promptly and as advised , got a good deal , cabin as request

20 Mar 2019

On first call , helpful , informative and answered all my questions

Always happy to serve

20 Mar 2019

Excellent service, answered all the questions and sorted out all the queries.

Always a pleasurable experience to book with knowledgable people. Thank you

20 Mar 2019

Definitely book with them again, friendly and knowledgable staff.

Iceland & Northern Isles

Cruise Code: 1419592 / Voyage Code: C017

2020 Buy One Get One FREE Promotion

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Offer ends 24 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 by 8.30pm 24th March 2019 and receive a FREE case of six fine wines

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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  • London Tilbury

    Day 1

    London Tilbury

    09 Aug 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 Aug 2020

  • Day 3


    At Sea

    11 Aug 2020

  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    Day 4

    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    12 Aug 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


    Torshavn, Faroe Islands

    13 Aug 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.

  • Day 6


    Seydisfjordur, Iceland

    14 Aug 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

    15 Aug 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

    16 Aug 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

    17 Aug 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

    18 Aug 2020 to 20 Aug 2020

  • London Tilbury

    Day 13

    London Tilbury

    21 Aug 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.

Case of six fine wines is for bookings on 7 night cruises or more in Ocean View cabins or above when booked by 8.30pm 24th March 2019. Offer is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only. Offer is not combinable with any other ROL Cruise added value. If a different added value has been advertised elsewhere, you will have the choice of one or the other. 

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