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121 Days Cruise

MV Columbus

06 Jan 2020 | London, UK

Rotterdam, Netherlands; Amsterdam / Ponta Delgada, Azores / Willemstad, Curacao / Cartagena, Colombia / Colon, Panama / Panama Canal, Panama / Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia / Papeete, Tahiti / Papeete, Tahiti / Bora Bora, French Polynesia / Nuku alofa, Tonga / Suva, Fiji Islands / Tauranga, New Zealand / Auckland, New Zealand / Wellington, New Zealand / Sydney, Australia / Airlie Beach, Australia / Yorkeys Knob, Australia / Madang, Papua New Guinea / Yokohama, Japan / Kagoshima, Japan / Tianjin, China; Beijing, China / Shanghai, China / Hong Kong / Halong Bay, Vietnam; Hanoi, Vietnam / Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam / Sihanoukville, Cambodia / Laem Chabang, Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand / Singapore, Singapore / Port Klang, Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Penang, Malaysia / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Cochin, India / Mumbai, India / Safaga, Egypt; Luxor, Egypt / Aqaba, Jordan / Suez Canal, Passage / Haifa, Israel / Piraeus, Greece; Athens, Greece / Gibraltar, UK

London, UK
DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Day 1: 06 Jan 20 London, UK      --- 07:00 PM
Day 2: 07 Jan 20 Rotterdam, Netherlands 12:00 PM 08:00 PM
Day 2: 07 Jan 20 Amsterdam 12:00 PM 08:00 PM
Day 3: 08 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 4: 09 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 5: 10 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 6: 11 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 7: 12 Jan 20 Ponta Delgada, Azores 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 8: 13 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 9: 14 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 10: 15 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 11: 16 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 12: 17 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 13: 18 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 14: 19 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 15: 20 Jan 20 Willemstad, Curacao 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 16: 21 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 17: 22 Jan 20 Cartagena, Colombia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
Day 18: 23 Jan 20 Colon, Panama 12:00 PM 11:00 PM
Day 19: 24 Jan 20 Panama Canal, Panama 04:00 AM 07:00 PM
Day 20: 25 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 21: 26 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 22: 27 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 23: 28 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 24: 29 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 25: 30 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 26: 31 Jan 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 27: 01 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 28: 02 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 29: 03 Feb 20 Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 30: 04 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 31: 05 Feb 20 Papeete, Tahiti 07:00 PM      ---
Day 32: 06 Feb 20 Papeete, Tahiti      --- 08:00 PM
Day 33: 07 Feb 20 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 34: 08 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 35: 09 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
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Day 37: 11 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 38: 12 Feb 20 Nuku Alofa, Tonga 07:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 39: 13 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 40: 14 Feb 20 Suva, Fiji Islands 07:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 41: 15 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 42: 16 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 43: 17 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 44: 18 Feb 20 Tauranga, New Zealand 05:45 AM 04:00 PM
Day 45: 19 Feb 20 Auckland, New Zealand 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 46: 20 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 47: 21 Feb 20 Wellington, New Zealand 08:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 48: 22 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 49: 23 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 50: 24 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 51: 25 Feb 20 Sydney, Australia 07:00 AM 09:00 PM
Day 52: 26 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 53: 27 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 54: 28 Feb 20 Airlie Beach, Australia 09:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 55: 29 Feb 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 56: 01 Mar 20 Yorkeys Knob, Australia 05:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 57: 02 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 58: 03 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 59: 04 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 60: 05 Mar 20 Madang, Papua New Guinea 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 61: 06 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 62: 07 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
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Day 65: 10 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 66: 11 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 67: 12 Mar 20 Yokohama, Japan 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 68: 13 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 69: 14 Mar 20 Kagoshima, Japan 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 70: 15 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 71: 16 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 72: 17 Mar 20 Tianjin, China 06:00 AM 10:00 PM
Day 72: 17 Mar 20 Beijing, China 06:00 AM 10:00 PM
Day 73: 18 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 74: 19 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 75: 20 Mar 20 Shanghai, China 08:00 AM 08:30 PM
Day 76: 21 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 77: 22 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 78: 23 Mar 20 Hong Kong 07:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 79: 24 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 80: 25 Mar 20 Halong Bay, Vietnam 07:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 80: 25 Mar 20 Hanoi, Vietnam 07:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 81: 26 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 82: 27 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 83: 28 Mar 20 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 06:00 AM 11:00 PM
Day 84: 29 Mar 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 85: 30 Mar 20 Sihanoukville, Cambodia 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
Day 86: 31 Mar 20 Laem Chabang, Thailand 11:00 AM :00
Day 86: 31 Mar 20 Bangkok, Thailand 11:00 AM :00
Day 87: 01 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 88: 02 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 89: 03 Apr 20 Singapore, Singapore 07:00 AM 09:00 PM
Day 90: 04 Apr 20 Port Klang, Malaysia 12:00 PM 07:00 PM
Day 90: 04 Apr 20 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12:00 PM 07:00 PM
Day 91: 05 Apr 20 Penang, Malaysia 09:30 AM 07:00 PM
Day 92: 06 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 93: 07 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 94: 08 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 95: 09 Apr 20 Colombo, Sri Lanka 07:00 AM 10:00 PM
Day 96: 10 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 97: 11 Apr 20 Cochin, India 06:00 AM 05:00 PM
Day 98: 12 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 99: 13 Apr 20 Mumbai, India 08:00 AM 10:00 PM
Day 100: 14 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 101: 15 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 102: 16 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 103: 17 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 104: 18 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 105: 19 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 106: 20 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 107: 21 Apr 20 Safaga, Egypt 04:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 107: 21 Apr 20 Luxor, Egypt 04:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 108: 22 Apr 20 Aqaba, Jordan 09:30 AM 10:00 PM
Day 109: 23 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 110: 24 Apr 20 Suez Canal, Passage 04:00 AM 05:00 PM
Day 111: 25 Apr 20 Haifa, Israel 07:00 AM 08:00 PM
Day 112: 26 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 113: 27 Apr 20 Piraeus, Greece 01:00 PM 07:30 PM
Day 113: 27 Apr 20 Athens, Greece 01:00 PM 07:30 PM
Day 114: 28 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 115: 29 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 116: 30 Apr 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 117: 01 May 20 Gibraltar, UK 02:30 PM 06:30 PM
Day 118: 02 May 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 119: 03 May 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 120: 04 May 20 At Sea      ---      ---
Day 121: 05 May 20 London, UK 08:00 AM      ---
MV Columbus is the seventh cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages. She was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, at their shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and launched in 1988 as Sitmar FairMajesty. Originally ordered for Sitmar Cruises, she was sold and first entered service with Princess Cruises... Read more

MV Columbus is the seventh cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages. She was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, at their shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and launched in 1988 as Sitmar FairMajesty. Originally ordered for Sitmar Cruises, she was sold and first entered service with Princess Cruises as Star Princess in 1989. From 1997 to 2003, she served in the P&O Cruises fleet as MV Arcadia. She was renamed Ocean Village in 2003 when the brand was established. Ocean Village was the sole cruise ship of the Ocean Village brand after the Ocean Village Two became the Pacific Jewel. In 2010 the Ocean Village brand ceased its operations and she was transferred to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed Pacific Pearl. She served in the P&O Cruises Australia fleet up until 2017 when she was sold to Cruise & Maritime Voyages and renamed MV Columbus.

History

Sitmar FairMajesty had been launched and named but was still being fitted out when Sitmar was taken over by P&O in 1988. She was subsequently renamed Star Princess when she commenced operating for P&O's Princess Cruises division in 1989. On 23 June 1995 at 01:42 The MV Star Princess struck Poundstone Rock in Favorite Channel while sailing the Lynn Canal from Skagway to Juneau Alaska. There were no injuries or deaths. Damage to the Star Princess was substantial. Repairs cost over $7 million and lost revenue was estimated at $20 million. The repaired MV Star Princess resumed her cruise schedule on 7 August 1995. In 1997 she was transferred to P&O's Southampton based UK fleet as a replacement for SS Canberra, which was scrapped that year. Appropriately, she was refitted for her new role at Harland and Wolff, the shipyard in Belfast that built Canberra.

She was renamed Arcadia, in honour of an earlier P&O liner of the same name that served the UK-Australia route, and a new Princess Cruises ship took the name Star Princess.

Arcadia to Ocean Village refit

In 2003, P&O inaugurated its Ocean Village brand of cruises aimed at young people and families. Arcadia was renamed Ocean Village to undertake these cruises. She was repainted with a more colourful livery featuring a vivid purple, yellow and red swoosh on the bow as part of the refit. Modifications were also made to the public areas and accommodation. The work was carried out between 28 March and 17 April 2003 at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven.

Ocean Village

Ocean Village was the only ship in the Ocean Village fleet after 2009, a former brand of Carnival UK. It was aimed at mature cruisers who prefer casual informal cruising. The ship was sailing from Bridgetown, Barbados in the winter and from Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the summer.

Onboard features included a 3-storey atrium called Village Square incorporating shops, a performance space, coffee and cocktail bars. A 2-storey show lounge called the Marquee featured tribute acts and dance/show routines from the onboard cast. A second smaller lounge called Connexions was used for comedy and light entertainment, a traditional English Pub called the Oval with occasional sports shown on TV, a nightclub called Bayside, cinema called the Movie Drome, 2 swimming pools (Crystal and Riviera), 4 jacuzzis, a kids and teens-club, 2 Gyms, a sports net area and a health Spa. Food is provided in two buffet style restaurants Waterfront and Plantation (the latter of which is open 24hrs), and two waiter service restaurants called La Luna and the Bistro for which supplements were charged.

During the transformation from Arcadia to Ocean Village, a large steel arch was fitted over the lido deck, used for acrobatic shows, during which the ship has to be slowed to around 5 to 8 knots (9.3 to 14.8 km/h; 5.8 to 9.2 mph).

Farewell sail

Ocean Village sailed on her final farewell voyage on 21 October, a 23-day cruise stopping at Cairo-Egypt (from Port Said), visiting the Suez Canal, Safaga, Egypt, Muscat, Oman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Cochin, India, Langkawi, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (from Port Kelang, Malaysia) and finally stopping at Singapore where she entered dry dock to become Pacific Pearl, also marking the end of Ocean Village Cruise Line. There was the option for a 30-day cruise, a week in the Mediterranean and the final cruise itself, both the 23 or the 30 day cruises were adults only. The port call at Dubai was changed to Fujairah over security concerns. Passengers heading to Dubai took a free shuttle service, which was about a two-hour bus ride away from the port.

P&O Cruises Australia

On 30 October 2008, Carnival Corporation & plc announced the closure of their Ocean Village brand. Coinciding with this both Ocean Village ships were to be transferred to the fleet of P&O Cruises Australia. Ocean Village joined the P&O Australia fleet as Pacific Pearl towards the end of 2010. Her first sailing as Pacific Pearl was on 22 December 2010.

Farewell sail

On 3 March 2016, P&O Cruises Australia announced that the Pacific Pearl would be transferring out of the fleet in March 2017. Having completed 294 cruises for P&O, the Pacific Pearl has carried more than half a million passengers over five years. On 7 March 2016 it was announced that the ship will be transferred to Cruise & Maritime Voyages as the Columbus becoming its new flagship. The farewell voyage of the ship commenced in Auckland on 27 March 2017, spanning 16 days and docking at six ports before finally ending in Singapore on 12 April 2017. After departing Singapore, the Pacific Pearl sailed to Damen Shiprepair Schiedam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and underwent dry dock to become Columbus. The Pacific Jewel has replaced her services out of New Zealand. In 2018 she underwent dry dock with Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam.

Capacity
1400
Crew
700
Tonnage
63,500
Length
247 m
First voyage
1989
Decks
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