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Columbus

For a combination of modern style and traditional cruising, look no further than Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Columbus. This ship marries the adventure and discovery of its namesake, with luxurious comfort and exciting programming - you'll never want to disembark!

About Columbus

Discover the world on the magnificent Columbus, a new ship launching in 2017 as part of Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ impressive fleet. Its medium size and spacious architecture offers a mix of traditional cruising and modern style, with entertainment, dining and relaxation – perfect for those looking for comfort and luxury in a cosier ship setting.

First thing’s first, choosing your cabin. There are nine categories of rooms to pick from onboard Columbus, from the Voyager Inner right the way up to the Superior Ocean Suite. Every room benefits from all the amenities you could expect on your stay, including a flat screen TV.

As for onboard dining, the options are varied and impressive. The Waterfront Restaurant is a great all-rounder, offering anything from a full-English to a five-course luxury dinner. If you’re looking for some international cuisine then go for the Fusion or Grill restaurants, which cook up traditional delicacies while the Chef’s Table offers extravagant dishes to treat your taste buds.

Exploring the ship is a real pleasure, and you’ll find all sorts of activities to get involved in. Enjoy the top-class gym facilities and pamper yourself in the Jade Wellness Centre. Alternatively, get your hands dirty at the Crafter’s Studio which runs regular arts & crafts workshops for people of all ages, perfect for making your own souvenirs.

As evening draws in, Columbus truly comes alive. Whether you’re looking for a night out at the Dome Observatory and Nightclub, or to catch a show at the huge Palladium stage, you’ll find the programming for both is frequent and exciting. For the laid-back socialiser, the Ocean Terrace offers an al fresco cocktail service which strikes a vibrant atmosphere. You can’t fail to have a good time onboard this ship!


See What's Inside

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.


Standard Twin Inner

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Porthole Ocean View

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Ocean View- CAT 6

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Standard Twin Ocean View- CAT 7

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Standard Plus Twin Ocean View

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Superior Twin Ocean View

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Superior Plus Twin Ocean View

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Premium Twin Ocean View

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Standard Plus Twin Inner

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Superior Twin Inner

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Premium Twin Inner

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View- CAT 6B

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

De Luxe Balcony Ocean View

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. 

  • 253 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Junior Balcony Suite Ocean View

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. 

  • 372 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Standard Plus Single Inner

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.

  • 148 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 1

Superior Single inner

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 1

Standard Single Obstructed Ocean View

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.

  • 146 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 1

Standard Single Ocean View

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.

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 1

Standard Plus Single Ocean View

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

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 1

Superior Single Ocean View

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View- CAT 6C

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. 

  • 188 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Upper Deck

  • Oasis
  • Superior Single Ocean View Staterooms
  • Superior Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Superior Plus Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Superior Single Inner Staterooms
  • Standard Twin Inner Staterooms

Boat Deck

  • Standard Plus Single Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Plus Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Single Obstructed Ocean View Staterooms

Pacific Deck

  • Standard Twin Ocean View Staterooms (Port Hole)
  • Medical Centre

Caribbean Deck

  • Thermal Suite
  • Day Spa
  • Gym
  • Hair & Beauty Salon

Sun Deck

  • Dome Observatory & Nightclub
  • Big Screen
  • Columbus Lounge & Library

Lido Deck

  • The Grill
  • Cappuccino's
  • Pools
  • Oval Pool Bar
  • Alfresco Grill
  • Fusion
  • Plantation Bistro & Bar
  • Gelato's 

Navigators Deck

  • Trumps & Aces
  • Crafters Studio
  • Ocean Terrace
  • Ship's Library
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites
  • Junior Balcony Suites
  • Premium Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Premium Twin Inner Staterooms

Columbus Deck

  • Palladium Show Lounge
  • Hampton's
  • Internet Cafe
  • Hot Tubs
  • Oasis Bar
  • Standard Plus Single Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Plus Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Twin Inner Staterooms

Promenade Deck

  • Waterfront Restaurant
  • Captain's Club
  • Connexions Bar
  • Promenade Deck
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Taverner's Pub
  • Shopping Galleria
  • Palladium Bar
  • Palladium Show Lounge

Main Deck

  • Standard Single Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard Plus Twin Inner
  • Shopping Galeria
  • Raffles
  • Launderette 

Reception Deck

  • Standard Twin Ocean View Staterooms
  • Standard twin (Inner)
  • Captain's Club & Casino
  • Atrium
  • Reception
  • Shore Excursions 
  • Hemingway's

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.


Chef's Table

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

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Chef

The Grill

When the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons. 

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Varies

Plantation Bistro

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

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Casual

Waterfront Restaurant

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

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. 

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.

Atrium

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

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

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. 

Swimming Pools

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

An attractive programme of optional shore excursions is offered at each port of call as well as fun and education activities onboard, for days at sea.


The Exciting New Additions Programme

The relaxing atmosphere created by Cruise & Maritime Voyages is ideal for enjoying our extensive programme of guest speakers, entertainers and craft specialists. We are pleased to introduce our special Additions Programme, so called because in addition to our highly acclaimed evening entertainment and wide range of leisure facilities, we are presenting a range of other complimentary activities and entertainment for you to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.

Arts & Crafts

With Arts and Crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all CMV cruises of five nights or more. Specialists will be delighted to demonstrate their talents replicating many of the growing number of new crafting skills now witnessed on dedicated TV channels. These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials on board which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge.

An Audience With …

On selected cruises we feature our light hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun. Our audiences love them, we hope you will too.

A Laugh on the Ocean Waves

Following the great success of many guest acts from the field of comedy we are launching ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where, on selected cruises, you are invited to enjoy the talents of one of our guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of our comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director.

Guest Speakers

Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. CMV cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks or practical sessions on a range of fascinating subjects. These speaker subjects may include maritime history, broadcasting, gardens and even criminology! They are generally programmed to take place during days spent at sea rather than in port, so that you won’t miss out.

CMV Club Class

If you’d like to play bridge, backgammon, chess or another activity, simply have a word with our Librarian. After a brief sign-up session you are then put in touch with other passengers who share the same interests, allowing you to make the most of your time aboard. It’s never forced – just helpful.

Evening Entertainment

Following dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable Show Lounge as our artists display their talents in a stylish show - all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy. Our speciality acts and guest entertainers complement the show team to ensure that your evenings go with a swing. For a little night music, we have different combos around the ship, including classical interludes with our resident pianist and violinist, who will play for your listening pleasure. If however it is quieter pleasures that you prefer, how about a few hands of cards or making up a table for a syndicate quiz.

Daytime Activities

When at sea, you may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool; deck games or join in a quiz. There’s always something going on.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
1987
Refitted:
2017
Tonnage:
63,786
Language:
en-GB
Length:
247m (810ft)
Width:
32m (106ft)
Speed:
21 knots
Decks:
11
Crew:
Cabins:
775
Occupancy:
1,800
Currency:
GBP
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