Spain, Portugal & France Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW19710
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
12 nights. October 2017. From £1159.00.
SAVE UP TO 30% ON REMAINING CABINS!*
PLUS - BUY ONE, GET ONE HALF-PRICE IF YOU BOOK BY 31ST OCTOBER 2016!
SIMPLY QUOTE CODE Q9CRWD WHEN BOOKING.**
Board Columbus for a cruise that offers the chance to explore Amsterdam before sailing south via lovely La Rochelle to the colourful Portuguese capital Lisbon, British outpost Gibraltar, and historic La Coruna on the Spanish coast.
Discover life on board Columbus
There's far more to life on board Columbus than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.
Weighing in at 63,000 tonnes and 250 metres, Columbus is the biggest ship in the CMV fleet. Originally launched in 1989 (by Audrey Hepburn), she was extensively refitted in 2015, and now offers 1500 passengers spacious accommodation and elegant communal areas arranged over 12 decks and topped off with the panoramic Dome Observatory.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
Day One - Depart London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day Four - La Pallice, France
Day Five - Gexto, Spain
Day Seven - Lisbon, Portugal
Day Eight - Gibraltar
Day 10 - La Coruna, Spain
Day 13 - Arrive London Tilbury, UK 0800hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Columbus. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes
Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Board Columbus in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam's canals, flower markets and museums. Wander the cobbled streets, or take to the water on a canal cruise.
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
La Rochelle's sheltered position on the Atlantic coast has helped it become arguably the most attractive seaside resort in France. Wander through its pedestrianised centre from the Vieux Port, past the 17th- and 18th-century houses lining the Rue de Palais to the Belle Epoque Cafe de la Paix.
Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque country and site of the astonishing, futuristic Guggenheim Museum. Famed for its friendliness and food - said to be the best in Spain - this compact city has a wonderful old town, the Casco Viejo, set beside a meander of the Rio Nervion.
Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.
The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Columbus's final port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.
Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of the famous Rock. Search out a bargain in Main Street, and take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes, and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.
Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.
Columbus's next call is in the historic port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to Santiago de Compostela.
A final few days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Columbus heads for home.
Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.Back to top
Weighing in at 63,000 tonnes and 250 metres, Columbus is the biggest ship in the CMV fleet. Originally launched in 1989 (by Audrey Hepburn), she was extensively refitted in 2015, and now offers 1500 passengers spacious accommodation and elegant communal areas arranged over 12 decks and topped off with the panoramic Dome Observatory.Back to top
* This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st September and 31st October 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
** This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st September and 31st October 2016 (inclusive) only. The Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.