Cruise Dialysis

Canary Islands & Madeira onboard Columbus departing London Tilbury, 11 August 2019, 15 nights from £1699


Sailing from London Tilbury, the impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship, with just 775 passenger cabins, enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. 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 sailing from the UK. 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 the 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 dancing!

However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention 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 energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.

Cruise Itinerary

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DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART
11/08/19 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 1600
12/08/19 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 0830 1630
13/08/19 At Sea
14/08/19 At Sea
15/08/19 At Sea
16/08/19 Gibraltar (BCC) 1200 2100
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.
A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.
See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.
17/08/19 At Sea
18/08/19 Arrecife, Lanzarote (Spain) 1200 2000 e
A city with maritime roots, Arrecife first appeared on maps in the 15th century as a small fishing harbour. It has since 1852 been the capital of Lanzarote, the northernmost and fourth largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Lanzarote, which lies just four degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer and enjoys a sub-tropical climate, is volcanic in origin. Arrecife’s Calle Leon y Castila has a wealth of shops and is an opportunity for duty free shopping.
19/08/19 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) 0800 2300
With its sub-tropical climate, coastal valleys, beautiful sandy beaches and mountainous peaks, Gran Canaria is a firm favourite with visitors from all over Europe. Head to the historic centre of Vegueta, steeped in traditional architecture and historical buildings which have been standing for over 500 years.
20/08/19 Santa Cruz deTenerife, Tenerife (Spain) 0700 1400
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is dominated by Mount Teide in the central mountain range and several spectacular valleys covered with lush landscape, banana plantations and pinewoods. Santa Cruz, the island’s capital, offers a number of museums, and churches to explore together with tempting shops and restaurants. The exotic gardens of Garcia Sanabria Park are worth a visit as is Loro Parque, with its tropical gardens, collection of parrots, and an aquarium with sharks, sealions and penguins.
21/08/19 Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 0900 1800
Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay, Funchal is the delightful capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The harbour is right in the centre of town and as you approach the sight of whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the verdant mountain is spectacular. A modern cable car soars above the bustling city to Monte, which is the start of Madeira’s famous wicker toboggan ride. Wicker baskets, embroidery and the famous Madeira wine are popular souvenirs from the striking island often described as the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’.
22/08/19 At Sea
23/08/19 Lisbon (Portugal) 0800 1300
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.
24/08/19 At Sea
25/08/19 At Sea
26/08/19 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 0900

 

Fares

Twin Inner Cabin, Guarantee

 

 

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 and are located on Navigator’s deck 11.

 

£1699 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

 

Standard Twin Ocean View, Guarantee

 

 

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.  The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

 

£1999 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

Premium Twin Ocean View, category 12

Average size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

 

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.  The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

 

£2998 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

De-Luxe Balcony Ocean View, category DL

Average size 253sq ft/23.50sq m

 

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 into a double bed and are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe.

 

£3689 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

Junior Balcony Suite Ocean View, category JS

Average size 372sq ft/34.50sq m

 

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.

£4175 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

Restaurants

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.

NB: Supplementary charge applies for specialty restaurants and Chef’s Table.

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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Entertainment

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.

 Other Facilities

The maritime themed Columbus Observation Lounge 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 Library.

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. And, for a spot of retail therapy, there is a fine selection of shops at the central Atrium.

Laundry

Self-Service Laundry For the convenience of guests on board Columbus, self-service launderettes are positioned on Main Deck 6 and Upper Deck 10.

 Out on Deck

Columbus offers expansive deck areas and promenades with traditional wooden decking, ideal for viewing on scenic cruises. When the weather is fine, there are two swimming pools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events. Why not relax at the Ocean Terrace with a cocktail from the Club Oasis Bar or a bite to eat from the Alfresco Grill?

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, CMV are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, drinks packages, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for up to 7 nights prior to sailing.  For further information click here.

 

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Testimonials

  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt