Singapore To London Cruise
32 nights. April 2020. From £3199.00.
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Join Columbus in the mesmerising island city-state of Singapore for the homeward leg of her epic 2020 World Cruise. Leave the ultra-modern former colony and sail, via Kuala Lumpur's Port Klang and Penang’s pristine beaches, to take in the vibrant colours and intoxicating scents of Sri Lanka and southern India. Cross the Arabian Sea to discover landscapes filled with pyramids, ruined temples and historic cities, and head through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and home. Full of extraordinary sights and wonderful experiences, and with plenty of time to rest, relax and enjoy all the comforts and amenities Columbus has to offer, this will really be a voyage of a lifetime.
What's Included32 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsCruise in springtime sunshine
Island calls and ancient treasures
Leave colonial Singapore in your wake
Visit Malay capital Kuala Lumpur as Columbus calls in Port Klang
Island idyll Penang
Discover colourful Sri Lankan capital, Colombo
Take an overland excursion as Columbus cruises from Kochi to Mumbai
Cross the Arabian Sea
Egypt's Safaga and Jordan's Aqaba provide chances to explore ancient Luxor and Petra
Passing through the Suez Canal into the Med
Visit historic Jerusalem from Haifa
Piraeus - your gateway to ancient Athens
Gibraltar provides an early taste of home
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 1Embark in Singapore, Malaysia
Depart: 2100hrs Join Columbus as she arrives in the island city-state of Singapore. Settle in to your cabin, then relax on board and get to know the ship, her crew and your fellow travellers.
Day 2Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1900hrs This afternoon Columbus docks in Port Klang, gateway to Kuala Lumpur. Head into the Malaysian capital to see the jumble of futuristic skyscrapers that punctuate a skyline dominated by the iconic Petronas Towers - the tallest twin towers in the world. Elsewhere, sights such as the preserved Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Thean Hou Temple hint at the city's more traditional side.
Day 3Penang, Malaysia
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 1900hrs Step ashore in Penang for a taste of authentic Malaysian culture. Sample some of the delicious street food that the city is world-famous for, or visit George Town to see the area's charming Chinese shophouses, then relax in the colourful tropical gardens or on the powdery sands of its pristine beaches.
Day 7Colombo, Sri Lanka
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2200hrs Today Columbus calls in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Explore the restored Fort area of this bustling city, and the ancient street markets of Pettah, or perhaps take a shore excursion into the lush, temple-studded countryside.
Day 9Kochi for overland to Taj Mahal and Delhi, India
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1800hrs Kochi (also known as Cochin) on India's southwestern coast is built across a series of islands. A trading port for centuries, the city has a distinctly European feel, especially in Fort Cochin. It is also the port from which you can depart on a three-day excursion overland to discover Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, before re-joining Columbus in Mumbai.
Day 11Mumbai, India
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2200hrs In former Bombay you'll see sweeping Marine Drive, the monumental arch of the Gateway of India and the colonial splendour of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Explore the grand former Prince of Wales Museum and the vast, Gothic fantasy of the Victoria Terminus railway station - all highlights on today's optional shore excursion.
Day 19Safaga for Luxor, Egypt
Arrive: 0400hrs Depart: 2000hrs From the Red Sea port of Safaga, an optional full-day excursion will take you to Luxor, once the ancient Egyptian capital Thebes. Discover the ruined temples of Luxor and Karnak, the vast columns of the Hypostyle Hall, and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun's tomb.
Day 20Aqaba for Petra, Jordan
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 2100hrs Today brings another unforgettable optional excursion - from the luxurious Jordanian port of Aqaba to the extraordinary "Rose Red" city of Petra. Etched into the sandstone cliffs and hillsides the lost city's extraordinary buildings are among the most unforgettable sights on Earth.
Day 22Suez Transit
Arrive: 0400hrs Depart: 1700hrs Passage through the world's most famous - and busiest - waterway, the Suez Canal, brings Columbus into the Mediterranean, where a trio of calls brings the opportunity to discover yet more wonders a little closer to home.
Day 23Haifa for Jerusalem, Israel
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2000hrs A call in Haifa brings the chance to head into Israel and the Holy Land. Opt to take a shore excursion to the coastal resort-city of Tel Aviv, or into the Judean Hills to visit Jerusalem. See the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque - some of the world's most sacred sites.
Day 25Pireaus for Athens, Greece
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1900hrs Today Columbus docks in Piraeus for a visit to beguiling, bustling Athens. Don't miss the chance to climb the Acropolis to the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the world's most enduring monuments and an awe-inspiring window onto the city's rich Classical past.
Day 29Gibraltar, BCC
Arrive: 1300hrs Depart: 1800hrs A call in Gibraltar brings a first real taste of home. Wander past familiar British shops on Main Street, or perhaps take the cable-car to the top of the Rock for views across the Straits to Africa.
Day 33Disembark in London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Columbus arrives back in London Tilbury at the end of her epic passage home. 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.