Grand Round the World Cruise


Grand Round the World Cruise Overview

Departs: 06 January 2021

120 Nights Full Board

Sailing from London Tilbury

What's included

  • Cruise
  • All meals
  • A varied and professional entertainment programme
  • All port & passenger taxes
  • Baggage Allowance

Ports of call

London Tilbury - Rotterdam (Netherlands) - Leixões for Oporto (Portugal) - Ponta Delgada (Azores) - Bridgetown (Barbados) - St. George’s (Grenada) - Cartagena (Colombia) - Colon for Panama City (Panama) - Transit Panama Canal - Crossing the Equator - ⚓Nuku Hiva (French Polynesia) - Papeete, Overnight (French Polynesia) - ⚓Bora Bora (French Polynesia) - ⚓Huanhine, Maroe Bay (French Polynesia) - ⚓Rarotonga (Cook Islands) - Crossing International Date Line - Nuku Alofa (Kingdom of Tonga) - Auckland (New Zealand) - Sydney, Overnight (Australia) -  ⚓Airlie Beach (Australia) - Cruising Great Barrier Reef - ⚓Yorkey's Knob for Cairns (Australia) - Darwin (Australia) - Benoa, Bali (Indonesia) - Singapore - ⚓Malacca (Malaysia) - Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - Penang (Malaysia) - Phuket (Thailand) - Colombo (Sri Lanka) - ⚓Male (Maldives) Crossing the Equator - Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) - Mombasa for optional overnight Tsavo National Park Safari tour# (Kenya) - Durban (South Africa) - East London (South Africa) - Cape Town, Overnight (South Africa) - ⚓Tristan da Cunha (BCC) - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Salvador (Brazil) - Recife (Brazil) - Mindelo, Sao Vicente (Cape Verde) - Casablanca for optional Marrakech tour (Morocco) - Lisbon (Portugal) London Tilbury

EXCLUSIVE David Urquhart Sky Travel Added Value Offer:


  • Up to £250 per person Transport Allowance


The ultimate cruise experience and circumnavigation of the globe!

Visiting five continents, 24 countries, 38 ports of call & the Panama Canal spanning 34,770 nautical miles.

Date Port
06/01/2021 London Tilbury (United Kingdom)
07/01/2021 Rotterdam (Netherlands)
08/01/2021 At Sea
09/01/2021 At Sea
10/01/2021 Leixões for Oporto (Portugal)
11/01/2021 At Sea
12/01/2021 At Sea
13/01/2021 Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores (Portugal)
14/01/2021 At Sea
15/01/2021 At Sea
16/01/2021 At Sea
17/01/2021 At Sea
18/01/2021 At Sea
19/01/2021 At Sea
20/01/2021 Bridgetown (Barbados)
21/01/2021 St. Georges (Grenada)
22/01/2021 At Sea
23/01/2021 At Sea
24/01/2021 Cartagena, Colombia (Colombia)
25/01/2021 Colón (Panama)
26/01/2021 Transit Panama Canal
27/01/2021 At Sea
28/01/2021 At Sea
29/01/2021 At Sea
30/01/2021 Crossing the Equator
31/01/2021 At Sea
01/02/2021 At Sea
02/02/2021 At Sea
03/02/2021 At Sea
04/02/2021 At Sea
Nuku Hiva (French Polynesia)
06/02/2021 At Sea
07/02/2021 Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia)
08/02/2021 Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia)
Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
Huahine (Maroe Bay) (French Polynesia)
11/02/2021 At Sea
13/02/2021 At Sea
14/02/2021 At Sea
15/02/2021 Crossing International Date Line
16/02/2021 Nuku'alofa (Tonga)
17/02/2021 At Sea
18/02/2021 At Sea
19/02/2021 At Sea
20/02/2021 Auckland (New Zealand)
21/02/2021 At Sea
22/02/2021 At Sea
23/02/2021 Sydney (Australia)
24/02/2021 Sydney (Australia)
25/02/2021 At Sea
26/02/2021 At Sea
Airlie Beach (Australia)
28/02/2021 Cruising Barrier Reef (Australia)
Yorkeys Knob (Australia)
02/03/2021 Cruising Barrier Reef (Australia)
03/03/2021 At Sea
04/03/2021 At Sea
05/03/2021 Darwin, Northern Territory (Australia)
06/03/2021 At Sea
07/03/2021 At Sea
08/03/2021 Benoa, Bali (Indonesia)
09/03/2021 At Sea
10/03/2021 At Sea
11/03/2021 Singapore (Singapore)
Malacca (Malaysia)
13/03/2021 Port Klang (Malaysia)
14/03/2021 Penang (Malaysia)
15/03/2021 Phuket (Thailand)
16/03/2021 At Sea
17/03/2021 At Sea
18/03/2021 At Sea
19/03/2021 Colombo (Sri Lanka)
20/03/2021 At Sea
Malé (Maldives)
22/03/2021 At Sea
23/03/2021 Crossing the Equator
24/03/2021 At Sea
25/03/2021 Victoria, Mahé, (Seychelles)
26/03/2021 At Sea
27/03/2021 At Sea
28/03/2021 Mombasa (Kenya)
29/03/2021 Mombasa (Kenya)
30/03/2021 At Sea
31/03/2021 At Sea
01/04/2021 At Sea
02/04/2021 At Sea
03/04/2021 Durban (South Africa)
04/04/2021 East London (South Africa)
05/04/2021 At Sea
06/04/2021 Cape Town (South Africa)
07/04/2021 Cape Town (South Africa)
08/04/2021 At Sea
09/04/2021 At Sea
10/04/2021 At Sea
Tristan da Cunha (BCC)
12/04/2021 At Sea
13/04/2021 At Sea
14/04/2021 At Sea
15/04/2021 At Sea
16/04/2021 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
17/04/2021 At Sea
18/04/2021 At Sea
19/04/2021 Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)
20/04/2021 At Sea
21/04/2021 Recife (Brazil)
22/04/2021 At Sea
23/04/2021 At Sea
24/04/2021 At Sea
25/04/2021 At Sea
26/04/2021 At Sea
27/04/2021 Mindelo, São Vicente (Cape Verde)
28/04/2021 At Sea
29/04/2021 At Sea
30/04/2021 At Sea
01/05/2021 Casablanca for Marrakech (Morocco)
02/05/2021 At Sea
03/05/2021 Lisbon (Portugal)
04/05/2021 At Sea
05/05/2021 At Sea
06/05/2021 London Tilbury (United Kingdom)
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.

Anchor Icon Land by launch or tender
Binocular Icon Viewing Only
* Technical call (independent passengers may not go ashore)

Welcome aboard Columbus

At a glance....

  • 6 restaurants
  • 7 bars and lounges
  • 2 coffee and tea shops
  • nightclub
  • Palladium Show Lounge with ballroom
  • Dome Observatory
  • swimming pool

Columbus is the proud new flagship of the CMV Fleet. It has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites and 150 cabins will be allocated for solo travellers.


  • 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.
  • Fusion and Grill Restaurants: Perhaps opt to dine at the Fusion or Grill speciality restaurants.
  • The Chef's Table: Sample the delights of a sumptuous dinner at the ‘Chef's Table’.
  • The Plantation Bistro: If you prefer something more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner.
  • The Alfresco Grill: When the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons.
  • NB: Supplementary charge applies for specialty restaurants and Chef's Table.

Bars and lounges

Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club, Connexions, Raffles and Taverners Pub and Casino. 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.


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 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. 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.

Out on Deck

Columbus offers expansive deck areas and promenades with traditional wooden decking, ideal for viewing on our scenic cruises. When the weather is fine, there are two heated 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?



Vital Statistics

Tonnage 63,786 GRT
Length 247 m
Beam (width) 32 m
Speed 16.5 knots
Decks 13
Lifts 9
Cabins 775
Cruise passengers 1400
Crew and staff International
Electrical current 110v/220v
Registry Bahamas