Cruise Dialysis

Grand Cape Verde, Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco onboard Columbus departing London Tilbury, 8 November 2021, 21 nights, fares from £2938

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE £751 ON THE COST OF THE DIALYSIS ON THIS CRUISE

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.

Autumn Sunshine Spectacular

Sail south to the historic Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto. In beautiful Madeira and the Canary Islands you’ll find busy harbours, hillsides and valleys descending to the sea, and tempting shops. Explore Mindelo’s cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and peaceful harbour. By contrast, Morocco presents a fascinating world of mosques and bazaars to discover. Finally, La Coruña offers the chance to visit the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela.


Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART
08/11/21 London Tilbury (UK) 1600
09/11/21 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 0800 1430
Rotterdam is divided north and south by the River Nieuwe Maas with the city centre located on the northern bank of the River. Built mostly behind dykes, large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level. There is a whole host of attractions – a city of modern architecture and delightful culture. Over the centuries, Rotterdam has grown from a fishing village into an international centre of trade. From Rotterdam choose to take an optional tour to Delft & The Hague or the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk.
10/11/21 At Sea
11/11/21 At Sea
12/11/21 Lisbon (Portugal) 1200 1900
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.
13/11/21 At Sea
14/11/21 Funchal (Portugal) 0700 1700
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’.
15/11/21 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) 1200 2400
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.
16/11/21 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 0700 2000
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.
17/11/21 At Sea
18/11/21 At Sea
19/11/21 Mindelo, Sao Vicente (Cape Verde) 0800 1800
Complete with cobblestone streets, candy-coloured colonial buildings and yachts bobbing in the peaceful harbour, Mindelo, which has long been the country’s cultural centre, is Cape Verde’s answer to the Riviera.
20/11/21 At Sea
21/11/21 At Sea
22/11/21 At Sea
23/11/21 Casablanca (Morocco) 0800 2300
Located on the western coast of Africa, the cosmopolitan Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city with a thriving tourism trade.
Blending the modern world with the ancient, Casablanca can be accurately described as a cultural melting pot with clear African, Arabic and European influences. The city’s many parks, fountains and recognisably Art Deco flourishes are all courtesy of the French Protectorate who made the city their administrative centre in the early part of the 20th Century.
Highlights include the impressive Hassan Il Mosque, the ornate Mauresque architecture and gleaming white 1930’s buildings immortalised in the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart.
24/11/21 At Sea
25/11/21 Leixoes (Portugal) 0700 1700
Situated just north of the mouth of the River Douro, Leixoes is one of Portugal’s major seaports and a gateway to Oporto. Optional excursions feature the country’s second city that is known throughout the world as the home of the famous port wine. A boat trip on the River Douro gives a different view of the city where dark buildings seem to be stacked one on another along the narrow, labyrinthine streets. In Oporto’s São Bento Station traditional tile panels depict the history of Portugal. Oporto is home to the Museum of the Tram giving insight into this traditional and often preferred mode of transport.
26/11/21 La Coruna (Spain) 0700 1800
A charming mix of both modern city and old town, La Coruña is capital of the Spanish province bearing the same name in the rugged and beautiful region of Galicia. The symbol of La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, is the 2nd century lighthouse Torre del Hercules. Beautiful old streets and squares are found in Ciudad Vieja. The heart of this old town is the colonnaded Maria Pita Square surrounded by delightful shops, cafes and restaurants.
27/11/21 At Sea
28/11/21 At Sea
29/11/21 London Tilbury (UK) 0800
Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

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Fares

Voyager Inside Guarantee

Category IG

Don’t mind which cabin or deck you are booked into? Enjoy a discounted fare and allow the cruise line to choose your inside cabin for you. Voyager Inside Guarantee Cabins are a flexible cabin category allowing guests to enjoy a discounted cruise fare where it is not possible to request a specific cabin location, category or number. While you are guaranteed to receive at least a Standard Twin Inner Cabin, you will not be allocated a cabin until approximately two weeks prior to departure.

Fare £2938 per person
Voyager Outside Guarantee

Category OG

Don’t mind which cabin or deck you are booked into, as long as you have a window or porthole? Enjoy a discounted fare and allow CMV to choose your ocean view cabin for you. Voyager Outside Guarantee Cabins are a flexible cabin category allowing guests to enjoy a discounted cruise fare where it is not possible to request a specific cabin location, category or number. While you are guaranteed to receive at least a Standard Twin Ocean View Cabin, which may have an obstructed view, you will not be allocated a cabin until approximately two weeks prior to departure.

Fare £3348 per person
Premium Twin Inner

Category 4

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m
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.

Fare £3378 per person
Standard Twin Ocean View

Category 7

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m
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.

Fare £3648 per person
Premium Twin Ocean View

Category 12

Average Cabin 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.

Fare £4438 per person
DeLuxe Balcony

Category DL

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

Fare £5708 per person
Junior Balcony Suite

Category JS

Average Cabin 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.

Fare £6238 per person

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

  • Thank you and your team for everything on our cruise. We enjoyed it and the dialysis was first class. And the social side with you all was a pleasure.

    Mr J Evans
  • I would just like to place on record my appreciation for the wonderful service and attention I received on my dialysis cruise round the Greek Islands.  I hope to book with you soon for another trip soon.

    Mr J Redfern
  • Just a quick note to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of the team, including the Doctor, for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. As usual everything went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Mr K Best
  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim