2021 World Adventure from Sydney to London

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73 nights
Departing 24 Feb 21
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$7,499 pp
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Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 24 Feb 2021
Sydney - Embark Ship

Sydney - Embark Columbus

Begin your cruise in Sydney where you’ll embark the spacious and splendid Columbus. On board and unpacked, you’re free to make yourself at home by raising a glass and settling in to your first evening. With a delicious range of cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to feed your appetite first.

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DAY 2 - 3 | 25 - 26 Feb 2021
At Sea

At Sea

With spacious surroundings on board Columbus, you’re never too far away from a corner to relax in and put your feet up to catch up on your reading, take a dip in one of the pools or treat yourself to a relaxing massage in the well-appointed Jade Wellness Centre.

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DAY 4 | 27 Feb 2021
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

This relaxed town of palm-fringed beaches is the gateway to the sublimely beautiful Whitsunday Islands and the clear waters of Great Barrier Reef. It has a small selection of boutiques, cafes and markets but its main attraction is the selection of adventure trips you can take to visit the secluded beaches and hidden bays of the Whitsundays.

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DAY 5 | 28 Feb 2021
At Sea

At Sea

Columbus offers extensive deck areas and, in keeping with her tradition, starboard and port side promenades with timber style decking. On the top deck you’ll find two swimming pools, a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.

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DAY 6 | 1 Mar 2021
Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob

A magnificent utopia, Yorkeys Knob is the gateway to Cairns, the World Heritage Rainforests and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef. Spend some time in the remote wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest, one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature’s work in the world or explore Australia’s breathtaking natural wonder, either by diving, swimming or snorkelling. The phenomenal sights will be something to remember for the rest of time.

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DAY 7 - 9 | 2 - 4 Mar 2021
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At Sea

Sit back and enjoy an evening of light entertainment with the ship’s popular comedy programme, ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’. As well as traditional stand-up performances from a roster of guest comedians, there’s a fun interview with ship’s Cruise Director in a special ‘Comedy Corner’ Q&A session, where you can find out behind-the-scenes tidbits.

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DAY 10 | 5 Mar 2021
Darwin

Darwin

The Northern Territory's tropical capital combines balmy nights, colourful cultures and exciting wildlife. Venture outside the compact city centre to one of the two National Parks nearby. Kakadu National Park is Australia’s biggest national park where you can see Aboriginal rock art dating back 20,000 years. At Litchfield National Park, discover misty waterfalls and swim in crystal clear waterholes.

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DAY 11 - 12 | 6 - 7 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

During a few days at sea, you’ll have the chance to explore the variety of food, drink and activity options that Columbus has in store. Stroll the decks for a bit of fresh sea air, lose yourself in one of the classics in the Library or take a crossword puzzle to the Observation Lounge and admire the beautiful sea views as you contemplate the seven-word clue for three down.

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DAY 13 | 8 Mar 2021
Bali

Bali

Bali is an island blessed with a cornucopia of natural wonders that include volcanos, lush rainforests and glorious beaches. But the so-called ‘Island of the Gods’ is also enriched by a vibrant culture. Discover its traditional ‘gamelan’ music, played with a multitude of percussive instruments, and watch the elegant choreography of elaborately dressed Balinese dancers. Explore the iconic Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a major Hindu Shaivite Shiva Temple, built in adoration of the Goddess Danu. Poised on the cusp of Lake Bratan, surrounded by the mountains near Bedugul, it's no wonder this architectural beauty is one the most photographed temples in Bali.

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DAY 14 - 15 | 9 - 10 Mar 2021
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At Sea

After a day of exploring, why not spend some time flourishing your skills in Crafter’s Studio for an Arts and Crafts class; try your hand at calligraphy, create a work of art in a decorative card class or construct an elegant headpiece with a millinery course.

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DAY 16 | 11 Mar 2021
Singapore

Singapore

Futuristic, fast-paced and a gastronomic paradise thanks to its famous hawker food stalls, Singapore is an Oriental gem with a streak of Las Vegas showmanship. This is especially true of its Marina Bay Sands resort, home to everything from casinos to museums. Capping it all off – literally – is the incredible SkyPark that stretches across the top of its three main towers and features an infinity pool. The otherworldly SuperTrees in the Botanic Gardens are another show-stopping attraction.

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DAY 17 | 12 Mar 2021
Malacca

Malacca

Malacca is one of Malaysia’s most historic states, rich in ancient landmarks and colonial relics. It has so much British-, Dutch- and Portuguese-inspired architecture that it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, there’s nothing that rivals the Masjid Salat Melaka, a shore-side mosque with a gold dome and central archway housing stained glass panels. It’s a stunning spot to spend an hour.

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DAY 18 | 13 Mar 2021
Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur)

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur)

The capital of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur. Dominated by the glittering Petronas Towers, you’ll find hawker stalls, traditional neighbourhoods and the KL Bird Park, a landscaped aviary brimming with tropical birds. A must-see attraction are the Batu Caves, a limestone hill with three caverns, said to be around 400 million years old. In the Cathedral Cave you’ll see several Hindu shrines beneath an arched ceiling, holding colourful idols and statues.

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DAY 19 | 14 Mar 2021
Penang

Penang

Today’s your chance to explore historical Penang. You’ll dock into the heart of George Town, home to landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, the Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi and, most impressive of all, the Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple. This magnificent building dominates the mountain it’s set on and its seven-story pagoda is a thrusting, ornate steeple constructed in different architectural styles.

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DAY 20 | 15 Mar 2021
Phuket

Phuket

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket’s most enticing features are undoubtedly its powder white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush greenery. Spend your day on one of the beaches, basking the gorgeous sun, unwind with a traditional Thai massage or seek out some culture atop the Nakkered Hills where you’ll find the golden Big Buddha. You could also embark on a traditional long-tail boat tour around the coastline to appreciate the allure of the enclave.

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DAY 21 - 23 | 16 - 18 Mar 2021
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At Sea

Have some time on board to enjoy some more of the ship’s activities and entertainment. Enjoy the beautiful weather out on deck and watch a movie on the large screen or treat yourself to a cocktail or two from the Club Oasis Bar.

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DAY 24 | 19 Mar 2021
Colombo

Colombo

Today you’ll enjoy your beautiful surroundings as you step into Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo. Enveloped in the electricity of the city and the allure of the countryside, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start your adventure. Browse Colombo’s old quarter for a keepsake trinket, stopping for a relaxing cup of world-famous tea; explore the temples of the Sinhalese Kingdom or take a guided tour of an Elephant orphanage. 

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DAY 25 | 20 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

During a few days at sea, you’ll have the chance to explore the variety of food, drink and activity options that Columbus has in store. Stroll the decks for a bit of fresh sea air, lose yourself in one of the classics in the Library or take a crossword puzzle to the Observation Lounge and admire the beautiful sea views as you contemplate the seven-word clue for three down.

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DAY 26 | 21 Mar 2021
Malé (Maldives)

Malé (Maldives)

Explore Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Take a boat trip to explore these pearl-string like islands that each have their own Maldivian character. As well as sand, sea and sun, you’ll find a rich culture and heritage, with influences from Africa, Arabia and Asia that are evident in local handicrafts, cuisines and dance. So whether you’re after cosmopolitan charms or paradise-like scenery, this destination offers you the best of both worlds.

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DAY 27 - 29 | 22 - 24 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

Columbus offers extensive deck areas and, in keeping with her tradition, starboard and port side promenades with timber style decking. On the top deck you’ll find two swimming pools, a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.

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DAY 30 | 25 Mar 2021
Victoria (Seychelles)

Victoria (Seychelles)

Home to white-sand beaches kissed by clear waters that are filled with colourful coral and exotic marine life, it’s a fantastic destination to go snorkelling. This location holds two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve with its palm forest, largely unchanged since prehistoric times, and Aldabra Atoll, a coral island home to the largest giant tortoise population in the world.

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DAY 31 - 32 | 26 - 27 Mar 2021
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At Sea

Whatever your photographic device or choice – digital camera, smartphone, iPad or tablet – there’ll be countless opportunities to capture those magic moments of your trip. Cruise and Maritime Voyages has a photographic expert to share handy hints and tips to enhance your skills and ensure your pictures are well-composed. You’ll be a sharp-shooter by the end of your trip.

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DAY 33 - 34 | 28 - 29 Mar 2021
Mombasa (Overnight in Port)

Mombasa (Overnight in Port)

Mombasa is set around sprawling white sandy beaches and blue waters. Historical Ruins like Fort Jesus and the Old Town are attractions that display the history of Mombasa, while the Old Town offers a maze of alleys lined with market traders and historical mosques. Stunning beaches surround the local areas and offer peace and quiet from the bustling city centre.

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DAY 35 - 38 | 30 - 2 Apr 2021
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At Sea

Learn about a host of topics, from criminology to maritime history, when you spend time with one of the ship’s carefully selected guest speakers. These talks can be a welcome break from the usual cruise activities and ensure you leave the ship with an abundance of new-found knowledge. You might even discover a new passion to pursue when you get home.

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DAY 39 | 3 Apr 2021
Durban

Durban

The third most populous city in South Africa and famous for being the busiest port in the country, Durban is known as “the Asian Capital of South Africa.” Cultures collide as you walk for miles in a sun-kissed, subtropical climate along golden beaches and take in the striking mountain ranges and plunging valleys. Don’t miss the vibrant bustle of Victoria Street Market, a hub of local cuisine, history and intricate artistry.

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DAY 40 | 4 Apr 2021
East London (South Africa)

East London (South Africa)

Lying on the Indian Ocean coast, East London is nestled between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River. Bridging the gap between blankets of white sandy beaches and breathtaking wildlife safaris, East London provides both the thrill and the tranquillity to get lost in. Relax on the beach, do a spot of shopping at Hemingway’s Mall or take a walk on the wild side at Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve.

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DAY 41 | 5 Apr 2021
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At Sea

Do you consider yourself a chess whizz or a backgammon master? Columbus has the facilities to ensure your board-game prowess doesn’t get a little rusty at sea. Whether you play bridge, backgammon, chess or similar pursuits, the CMV Club Class will link you up with like-minded passengers against whom you can test your skills.

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DAY 42 - 43 | 6 - 7 Apr 2021
Cape Town (Overnight in Port)

Cape Town (Overnight in Port)

An unrivalled backdrop created by the iconic Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean bringing in a crisp, salty breeze and culture blooming from the very buildings standing in the city centre, Cape Town is a perfect place to spend an overnight in port. Whether you’re hunting for the nature or sipping worldclass wines, you’ll find anything to do in this destination.

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DAY 44 - 46 | 8 - 10 Apr 2021
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At Sea

With its cast of talented performers, The Palladium Show Lounge is one of the most popular evening venues on Columbus hosting a lively smorgasbord of nightly programmes. Speciality acts, singers and music across the spectrum ensure there’s something for all tastes and persuasions.

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DAY 47 | 11 Apr 2021
Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha

Named the loneliest island in the world, Tristan da Cunha sits nestled amongst four islands in the far South Atlantic. Home to just 250 inhabitants, the remote island is always ready to welcome new visitors. Head to the Thatched House Museum, a traditional Tristan cottage newly built from volcanic rock, spend some time with the locals in Café da Cunha, or enjoy a game of golf at the Tristan da Cunha Golf Club, overlooking fantastic ocean vistas.

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DAY 48 - 51 | 12 - 15 Apr 2021
At Sea

At Sea

As you sail towards the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha in the south Atlantic Ocean, you might want to seek a few days of quiet escapism from the dazzling shows and glitzy cabaret. If so, Columbus has it covered, with mellow piano and soothing violin music, organised card games and a host of other relaxing alternatives.

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DAY 52 | 16 Apr 2021
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

With a stunning backdrop of rainforest covered mountains, white arcs of sandy beaches and lush green islands rising out of the sea, it’s no wonder Rio is called the “cidade maravilhosa”, or marvellous city. Home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, enjoy a ride to the foot of this magnificent piece of architecture and admire stunning views across the city. You could also take a trip into the rainforest to spot tropical birds, monkeys and sloths or explore the city to see the architectural opulence of the Imperial Palace and the National Library, the largest library in Latin America.

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DAY 53 - 54 | 17 - 18 Apr 2021
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At Sea

As well as the ship’s main venue for various evening acts, The Palladium’s retractable stage provides a large floor for ballroom dancing. Whether you’ve got two left feet or think your choreography is up there with the professionals, why not take to the floor and embrace the waltz, tango, or American Smooth. It’s a great way to stay active too.

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DAY 55 | 19 Apr 2021
Salvador

Salvador

Take in the lively ambience of Salvador and its brightly-coloured colonial buildings, vast plazas and baroque churches as well as its beautiful beaches as you enjoy a walk along the cobbled streets. Discover the famous 18th century church, Igreja NS do Bonfim, the source of the fitas (coloured ribbons) that you’ll see everywhere in the city. This hotspot of music and culture has a vibrant AfroBrazilian culture, a legacy of its colonial heritage, and has festivals throughout the year where the whole town moves to the rhythm of beating drums.

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DAY 56 | 20 Apr 2021
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At Sea

Whether you’ve packed a stack of paperbacks or filled your Kindle, it’s easy to find a quiet reading spot on Columbus. Try the maritime-themed Columbus Observation Lounge, where you’ll have the added bonus of sublime ocean views. Alternatively, Trumps & Aces is a new dedicated bridge and card room that features a separate Library. You’ll never want for reading materials.

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DAY 57 | 21 Apr 2021
Recife

Recife

Named after the coral reefs that surround its coastline, Recife is the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, known for its love of culture and fabulous carnival celebrations. As well as modern high rises, it has a colourful historic centre and magnificent beaches cooled by the Atlantic breeze. Head to Boa Viagem for the best place to catch some sun and tuck into delicious fare in one of the oceanfront restaurants.

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DAY 58 - 62 | 22 - 26 Apr 2021
At Sea

At Sea

As a mid-sized ship with an overall length of almost 250 metres, Columbus is a ship where you can spend hours exploring its many venues and nooks and crannies. Browse the gift shops for that perfect memento of your time aboard, or head for The Atrium at the heart of the ship where you’re sure to find a friendly face passing by.

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DAY 63 | 27 Apr 2021
Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Part of the Cape Verde archipelago that lies adrift in the South Atlantic Ocean, Mindelo is a tiny port city on the island of Sao Vicente. Wander the low-rise streets on gentle slopes that are overlooked by craggy mountains and discover sights such as Torre de Belem, a smaller version of the famous Lisbon tower of the same name, built during the Portuguese colonial era. There’s a museum detailing Cape Verde’s maritime history inside.

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DAY 64 - 66 | 28 - 30 Apr 2021
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At Sea

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or wine lover, prefer lager or a sweet liqueur, Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars. Among these are the Captain’s Club and Casino, Connexions and Raffles. Two speciality coffee and tea shops ensure you get your daily caffeine kick and maybe a snack or two for the sweet-toothed.

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DAY 67 | 1 May 2021
Casablanca

Casablanca

While it still evokes the romance of the 1945 film starring Bogart and Bergman, Casablanca today is the largest city and one of the most cosmopolitan, in Morocco. Admire the beauty of its striking French colonial and classic Moroccan architecture, lose yourself in the spirited streets teeming with cosy cafes and soak in the culture with a stroll down the winding streets of The Old Medina. Wander into quaint storefronts selling aromatic spices, clothing and handmade trinkets.

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DAY 68 | 2 May 2021
At Sea

At Sea

As a mid-sized ship with an overall length of almost 250 metres, Columbus is a ship where you can spend hours exploring its many venues and nooks and crannies. Browse the gift shops for that perfect memento of your time aboard, or head for The Atrium at the heart of the ship where you’re sure to find a friendly face passing by.

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DAY 69 | 3 May 2021
Lisbon

Lisbon

The sun-kissed capital of Portugal gleams in the sunlight against the backdrop of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. With a skyline a watercolour palette of primrose yellow buildings topped with terracotta roofs, the pint-sized city is set across seven hills and it’s easy to explore, thanks to a network of traditional trams. In almost all the traditional restaurants you’ll find plates piled high with olives, baskets of rough country bread and bowls of arroz de feijão, rice and beans.

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DAY 70 - 71 | 4 - 5 May 2021
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At Sea

There’s a mouth-watering selection on display at Gelato’s Ice Cream Shop, which you’ll find on the pool deck. Try a toffee apple crumble or clotted cream gelato in a crunchy waffle cone and enjoy it outdoors while you stroll in the sunshine. Or find a comfy sun-lounger and top up your tan.

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DAY 72 | 6 May 2021
Tilbury - Disembark Ship

Tilbury - Disembark Columbus and London Hotel Stay

Cruise complete, you’ll bid farewell to your ship and transfer to London for your overnight stay. Pay a visit to Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth and witness the changing of the guards, board the London Eye and take in the beautiful, panoramic views or, stop by London’s iconic national timepiece, Big Ben.

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DAY 73 | 7 May 2021
London - Hotel Stay

London - Hotel Stay

London’s skyline is about as iconic as they come; head to Westminster to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament then cross the river to take a ride on the London Eye. Wander around Regents Park before checking out Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street or shop until you drop on Oxford Street before eating out in Soho. Whether you’re into art, history or popular culture, London has so much to offer.

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