Columbus

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  • Ship Specifications
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Refurbished: 2016
  • Length: 811ft
  • Width: 105ft
  • Decks: 13
  • Cabins: 775
  • Passengers: 1400
  • Crew: 170
A modern cruise ship with all amenities and facilities, Columbus began life as Star Princess before becoming the first P&O Cruises Arcadia. She was then converted to become Ocean Village, a trendsetter of 'cruises for people who don't do cruises', before being modified to operate P&O Australia voyages from Sydney. After a further refit, she returns to the UK as Columbus, the flagship of Cruise and Maritime Voyages from 2017.

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 28 De Luxe Balcony cabins and 36 Junior Balcony suites. Recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins will be allocated for solos. All accommodation is graded according to size and/or position within the ship. A high priority is placed on your comfort, and your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service throughout your time on board.

At the Waterfront Restaurant you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely lunch and enjoy a delightful five course dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are generally served on an open seating basis. Two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner when your attentive waiting staff will welcome you each evening. Perhaps opt to dine at the Fusion or Grill speciality restaurants or sample the delights of a sumptuous dinner at the ‘Chef’s Table’. If you prefer something more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner, and when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons. A supplementary charge applies for specialty restaurants and Chef's Table.

Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club, Connexions, Raffles and Taverners Pub and Casino. There are also two speciality coffee and tea shops plus two deck bars. And, the spacious surroundings on board Columbus mean there is always a quiet corner to relax.

There are six entertainment venues including the impressive three-decked central Atrium, Dome Observatory & Nightclub and two-decked tiered Palladium Show Lounge where the talented Columbus show team and guest acts will perform for your enjoyment. The Palladium’s retractable stage provides a large floor for Ballroom dancing.

The maritime themed Columbus Lounge and Library affords fine ocean views and a place to truly relax with a good book. Trumps & Aces is a new dedicated bridge and card room seating up to 100 guests complimented with a separate Crafter’s Studio to meet the growing demand for arts and crafts. Work off a few pounds in the fully equipped gym and book yourself in for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in the well-appointed Jade Wellness Centre. And, for a spot of retail therapy, there is a fine selection of shops at the central Atrium.

Columbus offers expansive deck areas and promenades with traditional wooden decking, ideal for viewing on our scenic cruises. When the weather is fine, there are two heated swimming pools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events. Why not relax at the Ocean Terrace with a cocktail from the Club Oasis Bar or a bite to eat from the Alfresco Grill?
Columbus
Atrium
Cappucinos
Captain's Club
Chef's Table
Connexions
Fusion
Jade Wellness Centre
Oasis
Palladium Show Lounge
Swimming Pool
Raffles
The Grill
Waterfront Restaurant
  • Deck Plans
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  • Deck 14 Sun Deck
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  • Junior Suite Balcony Cabin, 372 Sq Ft
    Columbus, Junior Suite Balcony Cabin
  • De Luxe Balcony Cabin, 253 sq ft
    Columbus, De Luxe Balcony Cabin
  • Typical Outside Cabin, 188 sq ft
    Columbus, Typical Outside Cabin
  • Typical Inside Cabin, 188 sq ft
    Columbus, Typical Inside Cabin
  • Cabin Categories
  • C
    Cat 1
    Standard Twin (Inner) - Deck 5
  • C
    Cat 2
    Standard Plus Twin (Inner) - Deck 6
  • C
    Cat 2S
    Standard Plus Single - Deck 8, 148 sq ft
  • C
    Cat 3
    Superior Twin (Inner) - Deck 10
  • C
    Cat 3S
    Superior Single (Inner) - Deck 10
  • C
    Cat 4
    Premium Twin (Inner) - Deck 11
  • C
    Cat 6C
    Standard Twin (Obstructed View) - Deck 8
  • C
    Cat 6BS
    Standard Single (Obstructed view) - Deck 9, 146 sq ft
  • C
    Cat 6B
    Standard Twin (Obstructed view) - Deck 9
  • C
    Cat 6P
    Standard Twin with Porthole - Deck 4
  • C
    Cat 6
    Standard Twin - Deck 5
  • C
    Cat 7
    Standard Twin - Deck 6
  • C
    Cat 7S
    Standard Single - Deck 6
  • C
    Cat 8
    Standard Plus Twin - Deck 8 & 9
  • C
    Cat 8S
    Standard Plus Single - Deck 8 & 9
  • C
    Cat 9
    Superior Twin - Deck 10
  • C
    Cat 9S
    Superior Single - Deck 10
  • C
    Cat 11
    Superior Plus Twin - Deck 10
  • C
    Cat 12
    Premium Twin - Deck 11
  • C
    Cat DL
    Deluxe Balcony - Deck 11
  • C
    Cat JS
    Junior Balcony Suite