Soul in all Areas

Present

Soul Cruise 2021

Grand British Isles discovery

11 nights 5th-16th September 2021

Ginger Taylor, Sean Chapman, Dave Evison, Sam Evans

Dennis hyde, Russ Harvey, Eddie McDonald and more

Vinyl only

Itinerary

5th – 16th September 2021

DAY

HARBOUR

ARRIVE/DEPART

Day 1

London Tilbury

Depart 16:00

Day 2

Rotterdam

Arrive 07:00/Depart 17:00

Day 3

At Sea

NA

Day 4

Kirkwall - Orkney Isles

Arrive 07:00/Depart 18:00

Day 5

Portree* - Isle of Skye

Arrive 07:00/Depart 19:00

Day 6

Tobermory* - Isle of Mull

Arrive 08:00/Depart 20:00

Day 7

Belfast

Arrive 08:00/Depart 18:30

Day 8

Cobh

Arrive 12:00/Depart 19:00

Day 9

St. Mary's* - Isles of Scilly

Arrive 07:30/Depart 20:00

Day 10

St. Peter Port* - Guernsey - Channel Islands

Arrive 08:00/Depart 19:00

Day 11

Honfleur

Arrive 08:00/Depart 16:00

Day 12

London Tilbury

Arrive 08:00

Your Ship Columbus

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites.

Onboard Entertainment

At Cruise & Maritime Voyages, we recognise the importance of offering a very high standard of evening entertainment brought to you by our experienced Cruise Directors and entertainment hosts. It is their aim to ensure that you have an unforgettable cruise holiday and present a truly wonderful and varied entertainment programme. With ‘big show’ productions, guest acts, cabarets and classical interludes, there’s something for everyone on board.

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After a busy day ashore, many passengers look forward to starting their evening with a pre-dinner drink before making their way to the restaurant. Following dinner, the highly acclaimed entertainment team invite you to join them in the Show Lounge where they will display their talents in a glittering and colourful ‘big show’ accompanied by the ship’s live orchestra. These stylish performances are complemented with our carefully chosen speciality acts and guest entertainers to add variety to the evening entertainment on offer throughout your cruise.

Highly Acclaimed Big Shows and Cabarets

Our variety of popular cabarets are for your listening pleasure and also offer the chance to step onto the floor. And, if the night is still young, enjoy tracks from our late night DJ. If however it is quieter pleasures that you prefer, how about a liqueur and good conversation; listening to a classical interlude from our resident pianist and violinist; a few hands of cards; or making up a table for a syndicate quiz. And whenever you decide to call it a night, round off a perfect evening with a stroll on deck knowing that the welcoming haven that is your cabin is just a short walk away.

Daytime Activities

During days at sea, you may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool or something a little less energetic in the form of curling up with a good book. Perhaps listen to a speaker or learn a new skill from one of our arts and crafts specialists. The choice is yours!

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The Dining Experience

Whether you are cruising in the Baltic Sea or the Pacific Ocean it is guaranteed that nothing whets the appetite like sea air. You’ll, therefore, have even more reason to anticipate the feast of delights freshly prepared by expert chefs and served by attentive restaurant staff. Opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely lunch and enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner each and every day of your cruise.

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Our carefully constructed menus present a blend of traditional cuisine and international specialities that will make your mouth water. The diet conscious will have difficulty resisting temptation and may well need a few extra turns around deck! For many of our guests, dining in the ship’s elegant restaurant is the high point of the day. Starters followed by delicious soups and light salads give way to delicious main courses ranging from appetising seafood and Italian pasta to mouth-watering steaks and traditional roasts. Finish with a tempting dessert or cheese plate, coffee or tea. Tasty vegetarian meals and healthy options are featured on every menu. And, whatever you choose to eat, you can accompany your meal with a selection from the ship’s extensive wine list.

Breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurants on an open seating basis. Check the onboard Daily Programme for timings and then come when you choose. For dinner in the evening, we operate two sittings and your preference should be requested when booking your cruise. And, if you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, then please let us know in advance so that we can meet your requirements. Please also let us know if you require a table with friends.

As a casual alternative to our formal restaurants, enjoy a more relaxed buffet-style meal served up with a complimentary ocean view! Add in the afternoon teas, late night snacks and traditional shipboard occasions such as the Captain’s Gala Dinners, and the pleasures of the table will surely tempt you from the moment you sit down to dinner on your first night aboard until that final breakfast as you prepare to disembark.

Speciality Dining

Onboard Columbus we feature more intimate speciality restaurants offering yet further dining options. Perfect for that special occasion or just to treat yourself; and why not, you’re on holiday! There is a supplementary charge for dining in the following speciality venues:

  • Fusion – our journey onto Indian gastronomy – £14.90 per person supplement.
  • The Grill – a choice of prime Dry Aged cuts – £24.90 per person supplement.

The ultimate dining experience

We are delighted to offer Columbus guests The Chef’s Table, an exclusive VIP multi-course dining experience, specially created and hosted by the Executive Chef.

Enjoy a private sparkling wine cocktail and canapés reception, a tour of the galley in operational mode and a splendid nine-course menu accompanied with specially selected wines. The Executive Chef remains with the guests throughout the meal, describing the ingredients and techniques used to produce each of the courses. The Chef’s Table experience can be reserved on board at an additional cost of £59.90 per person, subject to availability.

Columbus Leisure Facilities

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’.

Read more about Columbus leisure facilities

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.

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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.

To view the CMV Bar List please click here. Prices are always subject to change.

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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.

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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. A new Crafter’s Studio will 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.
Laundry
Self-Service Laundry For the convenience of our guests on board Columbus, self-service launderettes are positioned on Main Deck 6 and Upper Deck 10. Tokens for the machines are available from Reception and the costs added to your onboard account. Washing: £2.00, Dryer: £3.00, Washing powder: £2.00 per box (machines are not preloaded with the washing powder). Ironing equipment is provided on a complimentary basis. For safety reasons, the irons may only be used in the launderette room. Please note that personal irons are prohibited and cannot be brought on board. Opening hours: 08:00 – 22:00. However, due to local environmental requirements, the washing machines will be closed when the ship is in port. However, dryers and irons will remain available for use.

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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 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?

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Columbus Deck Plan

To download the Columbus deck plan please click here or explore the deck plans below.

CMV All Inclusive Packages

To enable you to budget for any extra costs during your cruise we are offering a choice of 2 superb value onboard package options that include drinks, service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise. We highly recommend that you take the VIP Package as it offers Excellent Value for money and in addition to savings in the Speciality Restaurants of 50% it includes Premium Drinks, Signature Wines, Speciality Coffees and a daily Complimentary Bottle of water in your cabin. Packages may be arranged at the time of booking.

To see the value of these 2 packages and what drinks they include see the bar price list here.

BENEFIT CMV PREMIUM CMV VIP
Services charges and gratuities for the duration of your cruise
Confirmed Seating in the restaurant*
Priority cabin upgrade option (if available)
Welcome Bottle Bon Voyage Wine (per cabin)
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Package, including soft drinks all day long
All inclusive bar drinks (except Premium Beverages)
CMV selected house wines (white, rosé & red by the glass at bars and restaurants during meals)
CMV Signature Wines (white, rosé & red by the glass at bars and restaurants during meals)
50% discount on Premium Beverages from the bar
30% discount on all the Premium Wine list
Premium drinks from the bar list
Whittard premium teas & Piazza d’oro coffee specialties
1 bottle of water daily per person in your cabin
25% discount on any Speciality Restaurant
50% discount on any Speciality Restaurant
Priority on Shore Excursion waiting list
1 small bottle of water for your excursion
Invitation to our exclusive VIP Party
Total cost for your cruise if pre-booked £230 £290
Total cost for your cruise if booked on-board £260 £320
*Subject to availability. First come best-served basis.

Look What's Included

Compare our fares together with what’s included and you’ll appreciate what outstanding value our cruises represent. Cabin accommodation, full board cuisine, afternoon teas, daytime activities, evening entertainment and full use of the onboard leisure facilities are all included in the fare.

Read more about what’s included

All this is included in the fare:

  • Comfortable cabin accommodation of your choice
    Excellent service standards from a very friendly and attentive crew
  • Delicious full board cuisine, plus afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Welcome & Farewell Captain’s Cocktail Parties (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee, from 6am to midnight
  • Stylish entertainment, cabarets and popular classical interludes
  • Daytime activities programme
  • Informative guest speakers and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board
  • Porterage of luggage from port to cabin
  • Port Taxes
  • Soul Music Events most days. Some events will be open to the ship. Each DJ’s appearance is subject to health and personal circumstances.
And remember, we offer…
  • A more traditional and leisurely style cruising experience
  • Distinctive, small to medium sized cruise ships accessible to more ports of call
  • A friendly and attentive standard of service from an experienced international crew
  • Sterling is the onboard currency on Columbus so there is no need to worry about exchange problems
  • A wide choice of wonderful excursions
Extras not included

Travel insurance. Travel costs to the port of embarkation or airport for fly-cruises. Optional shore excursions. Long term port parking. Expenditure of a personal nature on board ship – drinks, gifts, shopping, laundry, communications etc. Visas. Crew gratuities which will be automatically billed to your account unless you choose an all inclusive package.

Gratuities

According to international custom in the hospitality industry, tipping is accepted as recognition of good service. For your greater convenience we operate an automatic tipping system on board, so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £7.00 per person per night will be debited to your onboard account.

Columbus Cabins and Fares

Columbus offers a wide choice of comfortable and well-appointed inner and ocean view cabins plus, for those wanting some extra space and the benefit of a balcony, there are De Luxe balcony cabins and Junior balcony suites. All accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and 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.

Standard Ocean View Single

CATEGORY 7S

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.

£1,869

Standard Inner single

CATEGORY 5

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

Located on Upper Deck 10, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. Most of these cabins can be converted to a double bed.

From £1,579

JUNIOR BALCONY SUITES

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.

£3,099

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.

From £2,799

Superior twin Ocean view

CATEGORY 9

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space and are located on Upper Deck 10. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

From £1,749

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.

From £1,529

Standard twin Ocean View

CATEGORY 6

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

These ocean view cabins on Reception Deck 5 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.

From £1,479

Standard twin Fully or partially obstructed

Ocean View Category 6C

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

These cabins are located midships on Columbus Deck 8 with convenient access to the restaurant and lounges. All these air conditioned cabins have partially or fully obstructed views and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed.

From £1,379

Superior Twin inner

Category 3

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

Located on Upper Deck 10, 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 some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. Cabins 10280 & 10276, and 10281 & 10277 are interconnecting.

From £1,289

Standard Plus Twin Inner

Category 2

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 located on Main Deck 6 can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. Cabins 8103, 8104, 8107, 8108, 8111 and 8112 on Columbus Deck 8 have twin beds that may be converted to a double. All other category 2 cabins on Columbus Deck 8 have twin beds that cannot be pushed together and an additional upper berth.

From £1,219

Standard Twin Inner

Category 1

Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m

Located on Reception Deck 5, 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 some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

From £1,099

How to Book

To make a provisional booking please complete the Columbus booking form with as much information as possible.  We will then contact you with a cabin number and any further information and then take the deposit of £150 per person.  We will then send a confirmation invoice to you with details of the final balance to be paid 14 weeks prior to departure.

If you have any questions please contact by email at enquiries@victoriatravelclub.co.uk or by telephone on 07885774694. A full copy of the Cruise and Maritime Voyages terms and Conditions are on our website

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