Singapore To London Cruise
- Duration: 33 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99979
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
32 nights. April 2019. From £5609.00.
Board spacious flagship Columbus to sail from vibrant Singapore on her exciting homeward voyage to the UK. Calls in Thailand, Vietnam and India, and the chance to discover the wonders of Arabia, and all the joys of 'the slow boat home' will make this wonderful, great-value voyage a holiday of a lifetime.
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 Singapore 2100hrs
Day Two - Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Day Three - Penang, Malaysia
Day Four - Langkawi, Malaysia
Day Eight - Cochin for Taj Mahal and Delhi, India
Day 10 - Mumbai, India
Day 14 - Salalah, Oman
Day 19 - Safaga for Luxor, Egypt
Day 20 - Aqaba for Petra, Jordan
Day 22 - Suez Transit
Day 23 - Ashdod for Jerusalem, Israel
Day 26 - Valletta, Malta
Day 29 - Gibraltar, BCC
Day 30 - Lisbon, Portugal
Day 33 - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 1100hrs
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 Inclusions32 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
Up to £500pp flight credit – please call to redeem 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.
Detailed ItineraryAll days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Columbus. Ports of call may be subject to change.
Day OneBoard Columbus in Singapore, settle into your cabin, and set off on your voyage to the UK.
Day TwoCruising towards the Malaysian coast, Columbus calls first at historic Port Klang, gateway to Kuala Lumpur, the Malay capital home to the sky-piercing Petronas Towers. Take a shore excursion to discover this pulsating city, where the preserved Old Railway Station contrasts with glitzy new developments.
Day ThreeColourful Penang, with its UNESCO-listed George Town, Chinese shop-houses, stunning beaches and tropical gardens is today's stop, before Columbus heads west once more, across the Andaman Sea.
Day FourA quintessential 'tropical paradise', this Malaysian archipelago offers pristine beaches, forested mountains and mangrove swamps, as well as the warmest of welcomes from a friendly people. Columbus spends a morning off main isle Pulau Langkawi, for a taste of the island idyll.
Day EightThe first of Columbus' Indian calls is in the Keralan capital, Cochin. Cochin/Kochi is built on a series of islands facing the Indian Ocean. A trading port for centuries, the city has a distinctly European feel, especially in Fort Cochin. It is also where you might depart on a three-day overland shore excursion taking in Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, before re-joining Columbus in Mumbai.
Day 10Mumbai/Bombay is home to sweeping Marine Drive, the monumental Gateway of India triumphal arch and the famous Taj Mahal Hotel, as well as the grand former Prince of Wales Museum and the vast, neo-Gothic Victoria Terminus railway station, all of which will be highlights of an optional shore excursion.
Day 14Salalah is the Sultanate of Oman's second city, an ancient settlement that is also gateway to a beautiful countryside of frankincense trees and coconut palms. Step ashore to explore the ruins of ancient Khor Rori, and to explore this beautiful city.
Day 19A call at Red Sea-port Safaga affords the opportunity to take a full-day excursion to Luxor, once the ancient Egyptian capital Thebes, on the bank of the River Nile, where the beautiful Luxor Temple, staggering Temple of Karnak and the vast columns of the giant Hypostyle Hall are among the highlights.
Day 20Another unforgettable optional shore excursion, from the Jordanian resort of Aqaba, takes you to Wadi Musa - site of the 'Rose Red' City of Petra, carved out of the sandstone and one of the world's most truly extraordinary wonders.
Day 23After passing through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean, Columbus calls in Ashdod. Step ashore to explore, or more likely to join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to the coastal resort city of Tel Aviv and its ancient neighbour Jaffa, or into the Judean Hills, where Jerusalem awaits. Highlights in this unique city include the fabled Western or 'Wailing' Wall, nestled beneath Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, the souks of the labyrinthine Old City, the ancient Roman Cardo and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christianity's most important shrine.
Day 26A last Mediterranean island call is made in Malta, with its stunning Grand Harbour. Step ashore to explore historic Valletta or to head into the rugged interior, perhaps to the haunting 'Silent City' of Mdina, or Mosta's famous 'miracle' church.
Day 29A morning visit to British outpost Gibraltar, beneath its famous Rock, brings a first taste of home as Columbus approaches the edge of the Mediterranean.
Day 30Columbus' last call is made in the great city of Lisbon, to where many an adventurer returned from far-off seas. A last shore excursion will introduce the Portuguese capital, before Columbus begins her final two-day passage home.
Day 33Columbus arrives back in London Tilbury, this morning, concluding an unforgettable, round-the-world odyssey. 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. Back to top