We are sorry to inform you that Cruise & Maritime Voyages was placed into administration on 20 July 2020 and all cruises have been cancelled. 

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.

  • Size medium
  • Style Resort
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1987
  • Year of last refit 2017
  • Gross tonnage 63786t
  • Length 247.0m
  • Width 32.2m
  • Speed 21kts
  • Decks 11
  • Language English (British)
  • Currency Pound Sterling (£)
  • No. of passengers 1800
  • No. of cabins 775

Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too!

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of 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.

For example, the CMV Value option for cruises between 5 and 29 nights includes gratuities and service charges for the duration of your cruise, a welcome bottle∘ of wine per cabin, priority cabin upgrade (if available) and confirmed seating in the restaurant (first come, first served basis). Pre-book for just £6pp per night (£7pp per night onboard).

Please note: There is no Gratuity & Service charge for teenagers & children under 18 years.

For more information and details of what's included in each package please click here.

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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.


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.


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.

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.

Kids and Teens

Please be advised that there are no dedicated kids or teens facilities onboard the ship.


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.

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