The impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. Whether you are treating yourself to a mini cruise or embarking upon a once-in-a-lifetime world cruise, travelling with Columbus is sure to create memories.
Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate experience and comfort. Offering a wide range of on-board experiences including seven different lounges and bars, two speciality coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars, this ship gives guests ample choice to tailor their leisure time around their preferences.
You will never be short of amusement aboard this ship cruise, as our Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge host nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and renowned guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing!
However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style cruising lines built today. The spacious surroundings on-board mean that you’ll always find a quiet retreat where you can put your feet up and simply take in the ocean views. Whether you choose to seek sanctuary with a good book in the library, get creative in the new Crafter’s Studio, get energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.
At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and we believe is ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate.
She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her maiden CMV season. Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites which will please many of our customers who have been asking for more balcony accommodation. Following the successful trial on board Magellan, and recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins will be allocated for solos.
It is exciting times for the cruise industry. Not only is the market gaining a lot of momentum especially in the run up to spring and summer when the majority of cruises take place but there is also a massive influx of people now taking cruises that would never have considered this option before.
This is partly down to the increased awareness of these holidays and also the fact that they are becoming more affordable to the average consumer and Cruise and Maritime are putting themselves right at the front of this vitalised market.
The first liner to sail under the Cruise and Maritime Voyages name is the 22,000grt Marco Polo which holds over 800 passengers (820 to be exact) and has already been receiving fantastic reviews from those who have sailed on it.
The Magellan is the newest ship to join the Cruise and Maritime fleet and it can accommodate over 1200 passengers. Both ships are being marketed as adult only vessels to some extent with the news that they will only be available to those aged 16 and over.
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CMS will be operating all year round to provide ‘no fly’ sailings from the UK and these will operate directly from Tilbury, Hull, Newcastle, Greenock, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
The summer calender will see cruises depart to Scandinavia, the Baltic & Russia, Canary Islands and also the Mediterranean and Iceland too so there will be a wide range of variety on offer for many potential holidaymakers.
The cruise industry itself is on the up and the re-branding and marketing of CMS means that they will be putting themselves in a great position to capitalize on this growing market and expand their client base as well.
Prices shown are based on two people sharing the cruise companies lowest priced inside cabin and are per person. Note that prices, itineraries and availability are all subject to possible change without notice. Please check the final price before making a booking.