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Set Sail on Sunday, January 05, 2020.
*Surcharges may apply
Welcome to the bustling port of Southampton, situated just outside of London. See London’s highlights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, more pubs than you could poke a stick at and an array of markets including Spitalfield.Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam has been constructed entirely on stakes to sit above the cities water level. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are merely a few of the sights that await your arrival in this beautifully eclectic city.Day 3-6: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 7: Azores, PortugalDay 8-14: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 15: Willemstad, Curacao
Welcome to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. Explore the striking, pastel-coloured colonial architecture and the 19th century Rif Fort which now boasts a shopping centre. Send your taste buds on a journey of Dutch and Afro-Caribbean cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Day 16: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 17: Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to Colombia! Cartagena is a centuries-old colonial walled town with a fascinating history of explorers, invasions and pirates. A mix of charming cobbled streets and open-air cafes in the old town, typical South American chaos in the outer-town and modern, luxurious restaurants along the Bocagrande – Cartagena’s fashionable beach-front district.Day 18: Colon, Panama
It sits on the Caribbean coast, at the entrance to the Panama Canal. The Canal Expansion Observation Center is a park with viewing platforms over the canal’s Atlantic locks and Gatún Lake. The vast Colón Free Trade Zone offers tax-free shopping. Just west of the city, at the mouth of the Chagres River, Fort San Lorenzo is a well-preserved colonial military structure.Day 19: Panama Canal, Panama
Known as the world’s biggest short cut, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Started by the French and completed by the USA on Panama’s land, the 48-mile canal was opened just over 100 years ago in 1914. Since then over 1-million ships have used the short cut. On your journey through the canal you will be able to see how the series of locks slowly elevate the ship up through the canal and back down again on the other side.Day 20-28: At Sea
The largest of the Marquesas Islands, Nuku Hiva is a beautiful volcanic island with enormous mountains boasting jagged walls that directly plunge into the ocean beneath. An explorer famously called it “a country that no description could fit the beauty”. Uncover waterfalls, lagoons and stone “tiki” statues scattered throughout the lush forests. You’ll find the worlds third largest waterfall in Hakaui and you must try the delicious local delicacy of roast pork, cooked on hot rocks right on the beach.Day 30: At Sea
Welcome to Papeete! Discover the vast array of sea life on a diving excursion, tour the island by car and take in the spectacular views, or learn about the history of Tahiti on a boat trip around the Lagoon.Day 33: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
You have now arrived in Bora Bora! A must visit is the spectacular underwater world of the region, whether by glass-bottomed boat, snorkelling, diving or on an Aqua Safari Helmet Dive. You'll be greeted by an array of marine life, coral reefs and crystal clear water.Day 34-37: At Sea
Welcome to the capital of Tonga, located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu. Diving is a must once you arrive, the chance of swimming in the company of whales and an abundance of marine life is very likely.Day 39: At Sea
There is a shore excursion to suit everyone in Suva, from zip lining for the adrenaline junkie, to village tours for the culture vulture, and farmers markets for the die-hard foodie!Day 41-43: At Sea
Explore the towering extinct volcano on the island of Tauranga which boasts historic sights, picturesque waterfront views and easy access to pristine beaches, traditional culture and numerous outdoor adventures.Day 45: Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland is surrounded by 48 erupted volcanic structures which are spread around the city and present some stunning views. This is also the best spot for the shop-a-holics on-board, spanning from luxury brands to open-air markets. If you’d prefer something involving nature, Auckland also has lush rain forests, coastal trails and sparkling beaches!Day 46: At Sea
Explore the charm of one of New Zealand’s most well-known cities, it may be compact but there is an abundance of activities to partake in. Step out of the city to the embrace of green hillsides or venture further to see the countryside and rugged coastline.Day 48-50: At Sea
Explore the famed Opera House and drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge right next door! Sydney is one of the highlights of the world; mixing museums, Michelin Star restaurants, galleries and beautiful beaches. The city is full of wondrous sights so you’ll certainly be kept busy for the day.
The Columbus is the newest member of the CMV fleet, setting sail in June 2017. This unique medium sized vessel embodies the same traditional cruising style that the brand is renown for. Columbus manages to combine spacious areas with incredible service, world class entertainment with delicious cuisine, the on board opportunities are guaranteed to deliver the ultimate cruising experience. You’ll have a choice of 7 lounge and bar areas, two speciality coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars. Wander in to the Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge for nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and renowned guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing! Despite Columbus boasting large areas, she still retains the intimate feeling of a boutique ship compared to ‘mega’ ships.
Travel based on cruise departure on 05 January 2020.
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Accommodation is subject to change and availability. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
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