Cruise & Maritime Voyages - Columbus

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 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.

Accommodation

Columbus offers a wide choice of well-appointed inner and ocean view cabins plus 28 De Luxe Balcony cabins and 36 Junior Balcony suites. 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.

Ship Facts
Launched 1987
Refitted 2017
Language en-GB
Gross Tonnage 63786
Cabins 775
Capacity 1800
Currency GBP
Decks 11
Large Cabins 400
Length 247.0
Speed 21
Width 32.2

Cabins

  • Standard Twin Inner
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    Located on Reception Deck 5, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. 

  • Standard Plus Twin Inner
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    These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and are located on Main Deck 6. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

  • Superior Twin Inner
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    Located on Upper Deck 10, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. Cabins 10280 & 10276, and 10281 & 10277 are interconnecting. 

  • Premium Twin Inner
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    These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and are located on Navigator’s Deck 11. 

  • Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View- CAT 6C
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    These cabins are located midships on Columbus Deck 8 with convenient access to the restaurant and lounges. All these air conditioned cabins have partially or fully obstructed views and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. 

  • Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View- CAT 6B
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    These cabins are located on Boat Deck 9 with partially or fully obstructed views. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space, and the majority can be converted to a double bed. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. Cabins 9138, 9139, 9140 and 9141 are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

  • Standard Twin Porthole Ocean View
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    These ocean view cabins on Pacific Deck 4 are with port hole ocean view. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. 

  • Standard Twin Ocean View- CAT 6
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    These ocean view cabins on Reception Deck 5 are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. 

  • Standard Twin Ocean View- CAT 7
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    These ocean view cabins on Main Deck 6 are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

  • Standard Plus Twin Ocean View
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    Located on Columbus Deck 8 and Boat Deck 9, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. Twelve of these cabins interconnect and cabins 8101, 8102, 8118, 8119, 9136 and 9137 are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

  • Superior Twin Ocean View
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    These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and are located on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth. Cabins 10302 and 10307 have obstructed views.

  • Superior Plus Twin Ocean View
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    These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and are located midships on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed.

  • Premium Twin Ocean View
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    Located on Navigator’s Deck 11, the highest accommodation deck, these cabins have convenient access to the Plantation Bistro, pools and deck areas. Air conditioned and with a picture window, these cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower, ample hanging and storage space, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth berth.

  • De Luxe Balcony Ocean View
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    Located on Navigator’s Deck, the highest accommodation deck, there are 28 air conditioned De Luxe cabins with private balconies. They offer en-suite facilities with shower, wardrobe and ample storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. 

  • Junior Balcony Suite Ocean View
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    These Junior Suites comprise of a sitting area and a private balcony. They have a double bed which may be converted to twin bedded, and a sofa bed may accommodate a third and/or fourth passenger. These suites are air conditioned and offer en-suite facilities with bath and shower above, large hanging and storage space, flat-screen television, hairdryer, trouser press, fridge and personal safe. 

  • Standard Plus Single Inner
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    Located on Columbus Deck 8, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. Cabins 8103, 8104, 8107, 8108, 8111 and 8112 have twin beds that may be converted to a double. All other category 2S cabins have one single bed with sofa bed and additional Pullman berth. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

  • Superior Single inner
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    Located on Upper Deck 10, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed. 

  • Standard Single Obstructed Ocean View
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    These cabins on Boat Deck 9 are with a partially or fully obstructed window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and have a third and/or fourth berth.

  • Standard Single Ocean View
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    These ocean view cabins on Main Deck 6 are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed.

  • Standard Plus Single Ocean View
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    Located on Columbus Deck 8 and Boat Deck 9, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe. The majority can be converted to a double bed

  • Superior Single Ocean View
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    These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe, and are located on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed. Cabins 10101 & 10107, and 10102 & 10106 are interconnecting. 

  • Deck Plans

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Dining

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. However, 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.

Waterfront Restaurant (complimentary)

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. However, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner when your attentive waiting staff will welcome you each evening.

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Plantation Bistro (complimentary)

If you prefer something more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner.

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The Grill

When the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons. 

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Chef's Table

Sample the delights of a sumptuous dinner at the ‘Chef’s Table’. 

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Entertainment

Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club, Connexions, Raffles and Taverner's Pub and Casino. 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.

Columbus offers expansive deck areas and promenades with traditional wooden decking, ideal for viewing on scenic cruises. And, for a spot of retail therapy, there is a fine selection of shops at the central Atrium.

Entertainment

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. 

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Lounges & Bars

Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club and Casino, Connexions, Raffles and Taverners Pub. 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.

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Atrium

There are six entertainment venues including the impressive three-decked central Atrium. 

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Health and Fitness

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.

When the weather is fine, there are two heated swimming pools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.

Jade Wellness Centre (Spa)

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. 

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Swimming Pools (Pool)

When the weather is fine, there are two heated swimming pools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events. 

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Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or special needs, it is essential that you contact the CMV office to allow then to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though, please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions on page 127 as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and in order to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other special needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable us to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring on board can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed∘ in writing to you, and will enable your booking to proceed. A cruise is quite unlike a land based holiday and the ships of our fleet are not ideally suited to prospective passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage∘ the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

Dress Code

During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given on board in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities∘ to look elegant in a cocktail dress, trouser suits and stylish co-ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, CMV are able to offer the following dietary options: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements no later than two weeks prior to departure. Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least 6 weeks prior to sailing.

Age Restriction

Please note that cruises aboard Columbus are child-free and therefore for the enjoyment of adult passengers only (16 years and above at the time of sailing). There are no dedicated recreational facilities for children aboard but nevertheless accompanied children and teenagers under the age of 18 at the date of sailing are of course welcome on board and, when occupying a third or fourth berth in a cabin with two full fare paying passengers. Children∘ and teens under the age of 18 at the date of sailing but occupying a twin cabin with just one accompanying adult, are charged at the full adult fare. CMV are unable to carry infants under the age of six months at time of sailing.

CMV Additions Packages

Take your pick from a selection of four onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings. To enable you to budget for any extra costs, there are four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked∘ and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend that you take full advantage of these packages.

Plastic Straws

In the interest of protecting the environment, plastic straws will not be served with drinks from the bars on board CMV ships. Guests who require one can request one from their server.

Bob McGowan, Head of Customer Services said “As a company, we use an estimated 1.2 million straws a year. As with plastic bags in shops, we recognise that changing our habits is essential to keeping the environment free of unnecessary waste. The oceans are our business and we will continue in our quest to reduce the amount of plastic used on board our fleet.”