Cruise & Maritime Voyages: Columbus around the world 2019

Cruise & Maritime Voyages: Columbus around the world 2019

Cruise & Maritime Voyages are offering an incredible buy one get one free offer on their Grand Round the World Cruise – a  once-in-a-lifetime, 120-night circumnavigation of the globe

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is inviting people to join Columbus and discover both the New World and the Old World on a 120-night Grand Round the World Cruise which is on sale now. CMV has introduced an exciting launch promotion on the cruise, which sets off from London Tilbury on the January 5, 2019. Based on an unbelievable buy one get one free campaign, fares start from a modest £7,999pp – that’s £15,999 for the first adult and the second adult, sharing a twin inner cabin, travelling FREE!

On the Grand Round the World Cruise, guests can escape the winter from less than £67pp per night. Compare that with the cost of living here – utility bills, food, entertainment and petrol – and you can see just what incredible value this represents. 

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There are also added value benefit incentives according to the cabin grade booked. They include up to £1,000pp onboard credit to spend; £480pp in onboard gratuities; complimentary beverage package with lunch and dinner; and special reduced all inclusive drinks package from only £5pp per night.

Guests on this voyage can truly relax, enjoy leisurely days at sea and carefree evenings as Columbus circumnavigates the globe. There will be a chance to discover paradise islands, breathtaking scenery and natural wonders contrasting with vibrant cities and fascinating lifestyles, visiting a cornucopia of exciting destinations.

From the Caribbean, Columbus will transit the Panama Canal sailing via islands of the South Seas to New Zealand and Australia, before unveiling highlights of Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and India. Discover the ancient sites of Egypt and Jordan and transit the Suez Canal to the Holy Land from where Columbus sails along the Mediterranean, homeward bound.

Mid-sized Columbus was built for deep-sea ocean cruising and is the ideal ship for such an adventure.  With spacious lounge areas, comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, Columbus
is the perfect choice for those looking for a traditional British cruise experience.

For most of this cruise, guests will be able to enjoy warmer climes and therefore make full use of the expansive deck areas, swimming pools and whirlpools. The friendly, attentive crew will ensure they receive a high level of personal service throughout.

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Launching details of the 2019 Grand Round the World Cruise that recently went on sale, Lisa Jacobs, Head of Trade Sales at CMV, said: “We are expecting a high level of early bookings and anticipate that
the higher grade cabins and suites, along with single cabins, will sell out very quickly. With the average sale being around £20,000, commission earning potential for agents is enormous.”

Columbus will sail out via the Panama Canal and return via the Suez Canal. During this quite remarkable journey guests will visit the Caribbean, Mexico, South Sea Islands, New Zealand and Australia. Adding some extra contrast guests can tick off many more places on their wish list including Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Egypt and Jordan.

CMV also offer shorter sector cruises and even the opportunity to mix and match with their voyage services to and from Australia and New Zealand on board Astor. These are sold as ‘cruise only’ enabling
you to create bespoke holidays for your customers. Full details can be found in the new Winter Cruise Collection 2018/19. Order from: or visit

Grand Round the World Cruise highlights

Polynesia Visit four Robinson Crusoe-like islands with dramatic waterfalls
and timeless valleys as you luxuriate in a South Sea islands paradise.

New Zealand The cities of Auckland and Christchurch contrast with Picton, for the Marlborough Sounds and vineyards, and Tauranga, gateway to Te Puia – the centre of Mauri culture and geothermal wonders.

Australia Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Whitsunday Isles and Great Barrier Reef await.

Japan In Tokyo, immerse yourself in one of the most populated cities on earth, while Kagoshima offers a more relaxing way of experiencing Japanese culture and heritage.

China In Beijing and Shanghai, the past is displayed in a wealth of temples and museums. Bustling Hong Kong will exhaust your senses.

Vietnam Utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking beauty with a unique heritage. Discover Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to as Saigon.

Thailand The Buddhist temples and Grand Palace in Bangkok contrast with the stunning beaches of Ko Samui.

SingaporeWith its futuristic architecture and high-speed efficiency, Singapore is an oriental star. Step back and discover its rich history and culture.

India If you’re not tempted by an excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s cultural legacy before visiting the intoxicating city of Mumbai.

Jordan Visit the lost city of Petra – estimated to date back to 6,000 BC – and Wadi Rum, where TE Lawrence found his destiny as Lawrence of Arabia.

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