European Cities Break Cruise
- Duration: 6 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20336
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
5 nights. October 2018. From £419.00.
Whet your appetite with a taster cruise
Enjoy all the on-board comforts of Columbus on a short cruise that calls at three of northern Europe's most engaging cities. See the colourful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, historic Hamburg - where the Beatles first found fame - and Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world.
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. OC_WaiterPeople_MG_0720-E.jpg Discover life on board Columbus
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 1600 hrs
Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day Three - Hamburg, Germany
Day Four - at sea
Day Five - Antwerp, Belgium
Day Six - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 0800 hrs
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.
What The Price Includes5 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.
Day OneBoard Columbus and settle into your cabin before she cruises from Tilbury this afternoon.
Day TwoWonderful Amsterdam, with its picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings, is our first port of call. Get to know this delightful, friendly city, and perhaps visit the renowned Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
Day ThreeAfter a morning at sea, Columbus arrives in the great German port-city of Hamburg. Head ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant metropolis, or enjoy an evening on board before Columbus sets sail late tonight.
Day FourSpend today relaxing and enjoying the facilities on board as Columbus cruises south towards the Channel.
Day FiveToday Columbus arrives in Antwerp, the Diamond Capital of the World. Explore the city, which was once home to the painter Rubens, or join optional excursions to the lovely Belgian cities of Bruges and Brussels.
Day SixDisembark from Columbus, after a final relaxed breakfast, and begin your journey home. 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
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. **This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2017 and 31st March (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Further information is available as you book your chosen cruise. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount. Back to top