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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg - 2020 Columbus

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Highlights: Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Rostock for tours to Berlin, Tallinn,  St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Aarhus

A Treasure Trove of Architecture & Art

Rich in history, art and culture, the Baltic Sea is one of the most fascinating cruising destinations. Medieval cities contrast with cosmopolitan capitals and architectural influences reflect both east and west. Highlighting this cruise is an overnight stay in St Petersburg with two days to explore ornate churches and cathedrals, the magnificent Hermitage Museum and opulent palaces once home to Russian tsars.

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Important Cruise Information

All prices £’s per person (from) -IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO ALL CRUISE HOLIDAYS:

Prices are based on two passengers sharing a cabin (except for single cabins) • It is a condition of booking a cruise that you have adequate travel insurance before departing • Grand UK Tour Managers do not escort these cruises • Grand UK has a small allocation of cabins on these cruises and they are not exclusively for the over 55s • The Columbus, Magellan and Marco Polo operate as adult only cruise ships and do not accept anyone under the age of 16 on the featured cruises • It is important that you are fit and healthy to embark on a cruise holiday and your attention is drawn to section 10-12 of our Booking Conditions on page 141 to 143 of this brochure • Full British Passports are required for all cruises • Optional shore excursions, personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry, communication and medical fees are not included • According to international custom in the hospitality
industry, tipping is accepted as recognition of good service. For your greater convenience the ships operate an automatic tipping system so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £7.00 per person per night (£6.00 per person per night for cruises over 16 nights) will be debited to your on-board account • All itineraries are approximate and may be subject to change • Please be advised that the ships offer designated smoking areas - if you need further details please ask.

Please note: †Viewing of the Northern Lights is subject to atmospheric conditions. 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.

Your Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: London, Tilbury - Depart 16:00

Day 2: Rotterdam (Netherlands) - Arrive 09:00 - Depart 17:00

Day 3: At sea

Day 4: Copenhagen (Denmark) - Arrive 08:00 - Depart 16:00

Day 5: Warnemunde, (Germany) optional visit to Berlin - Arrive 08:00 - Depart: 21:00 

Day 6: At sea

Day 7: Tallinn (Estonia) - Arrive 10:00 - Depart 17:00

Day 8: St. Petersburg (Russia) - Arrive 07:00 overnight stay

Day 9: St. Petersburg (Russia) - overnight stay Depart 19:00

Day 10: Helsinki (Finland) - Arrive 08:00 - Depart 16:00

Day 11: Stockholm (Sweden) - Arrive 09:50 - Depart 15:15

Day 12: At sea

Day 13: Aarhus (Denmark) - Arrive: 09:00 - Depart 13:30

Day 14: At sea

Day 15: London, Tilbury - Arrive 09:00

 

Important Ocean Cruise Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

It is a condition of booking a cruise that you have adequate travel insurance before departing. • Grand UK Tour Managers do not escort these cruises • Grand UK has a small allocation of cabins on these cruises and they are not exclusively for the over 55s. Both vessels operate as adult only cruise ships and do not accept anyone under the age of 16. It is important that you are fit and healthy to embark on a cruise holiday and your attention is drawn to section 12 of our Booking Conditions.

Full British Passports are required for all cruises • Optional shore excursions, personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry, communication and medical fees are not included • According to international custom in the hospitality industry, tipping is accepted as recognition of good service.

For your greater convenience the ships operate an automatic tipping system so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £7.00 per person per night (£6.00 per person per night for cruises over 16 nights) will be debited to your onboard account. All itinerary timings are approximate and may be subject to change. Please be advised that the ships offer designated smoking areas - if you need further details please ask at the time of booking. * Cabins with full or partially obstructed view. †Viewing of the Northern Lights is subject to atmospheric conditions.

 

Columbus

Columbus

Accommodating up to 1400 guests, Columbus has 11 passenger decks, serviced by nine lifts. Columbus offers a wide choice of wellappointed inner and ocean view cabins plus 28 De Luxe Balcony cabins and 36 Junior Balcony suites. All accommodation is graded according to size and/or position within the ship.

Read Our Guide to Cruise and Maritime - Columbus 

Dining and Entertainment

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’ (supplementary charge). 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. There are extensive lounge areas including the Palladium Show Lounge with big show entertainment & cabarets, the Captain’s Club, Connexions, Raffles and Taverners Pub & Casino.

At 63,786 tonne, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme on offer. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and was upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her maiden programme with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

On board facilities include:
• Waterfront Restaurant • Speciality and Chef’s Table Restaurants (supplementary charge) • Alfresco Grill • Seven choices of lounge or bar • Casino • Shopping Galleria • Two coffee and tea shops • Six entertainment venues include Palladium Show Lounge • Columbus Lounge & Library • Bridge & Card Room • Jade Wellness Centre including Beauty Salon • Two heated outdoor swimming pools • Outdoor Giant Screen • Medical Centre • Extensive Sun Deck • Main Lobby • Reception • Tour Desks offering a wide range of shore tours • All cabins are well equipped with en-suite facilities, with shower, personal safes, television, hairdryer, music channels and
electrical current is 110/220v AC.

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• Welcome & farewell cocktails • Cruise passage in the cabin accommodation selected • All meals, British style entertainment and leisure facilities on board • Services of the ship’s staff throughout your time on board • Guest speakers & craft classes • Port taxes & porterage

Travel Information: For all our ocean cruises we have introduced a convenient home pick-up service from your home address to from the UK port. Transfer is by coach, mini-bus or taxi and is only available from addresses located in the south east of England, some parts of the Midlands and from one address per booking.

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