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Northbound Voyage - 72 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise Package (CMV8977)

Join Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Columbus for 70 spectacular nights of cruising from Sydney to Tilbury!

Tour Departure: Feb 25, 2020

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Join Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Columbus for 70 spectacular nights of cruising from Sydney to Tilbury!


72 Night Package Includes:
  • 70 night cruise from Sydney to Tilbury aboard Columbus
  • All on-board meals and entertainment
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, including breakfast
  • Transfers between port, hotel and airport in Tilbury/London*
  • Economy Class one-way airfare from London to Australia
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes
*Transfer from Tilbury is a coach transfer to Victoria Coach Station, as provided by Cruise and Maritime Voyages.


Day 1: Sydney
Approached through its striking harbour with the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Explore the sites around the harbour where you’ll find the Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The narrow streets and alleyways of this area contain many historic buildings, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Tue 25 Feb 2020
Depart 9:00 PM
Day 2: At Sea
Wed 26 Feb 2020
Day 3: At Sea
Thu 27 Feb 2020
Day 4: Airlie Beach
After the hustle and bustle of Sydney relax in stunning Airlie Beach, the Heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a sailor’s paradise. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional tour to the Whitsunday Isles with its white beaches, clear aquamarine waters and abundant marine life.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 5: At Sea
Sat 29 Feb 2020
Day 6: Yorkeys Knob
Yorkey’s Knob (giggle once and move on) is a beach suburb of Cairns in North Queensland where you’ll find your own piece of paradise on the large expanse of golden palm-fringed beach. From nearby Cairns is a not to be missed the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef or discover the amazing World Heritage Rainforest.
Sun 1 Mar 2020
5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 7: At Sea
Mon 2 Mar 2020
Day 8: At Sea
Tue 3 Mar 2020
Day 9: At Sea
Wed 4 Mar 2020
Day 10: Madang
Nestled in the north of Papua New Guinea, the coast surrounding Madang is idyllic with crystal clear waters and beautiful volcanic islands dotted off the shore. Be sure to take time to appreciate this beautiful paradise, your last chance to enjoy the best of the South Pacific before sailing back over the equator to the Northern Hemisphere.
Thu 5 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 11: At Sea
Fri 6 Mar 2020
Day 12: At Sea
Sat 7 Mar 2020
Day 13: At Sea
Sun 8 Mar 2020
Day 14: At Sea
Mon 9 Mar 2020
Day 15: At Sea
Tue 10 Mar 2020
Day 16: At Sea
Wed 11 Mar 2020
Day 17: Yokohama
Travel about an hour north of the port of Yokohama to experience the frenetic energy and bright lights of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. While the city is one of the most densely populated in the world, and is constantly evolving, it is also deeply rooted in its traditions and has areas of calm amidst the rush hour crush.
Thu 12 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 18: At Sea
Fri 13 Mar 2020
Day 19: Kagoshima
Located at the southerly tip of Japan, Kagoshima is often compared with its Italian sister city of Naples due to its similar climate and palm tree-lined streets. The Senganen Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers beautiful Japanese style landscaped gardens with views over the striking Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay.
Sat 14 Mar 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 20: At Sea
Sun 15 Mar 2020
Day 21: At Sea
Mon 16 Mar 2020
Day 22: Tianjin
Beijing is the perfect mix of ancient Chinese culture, modern architecture and commercial innovation. The cultural heart of China, few places on earth can compare to Beijing for historical interest. A visit to any of its six UNESCO World Heritage Sites should be a must including the Forbidden City and the Chinese Imperial Palace, which was the heart of Chinese rule.
Tue 17 Mar 2020
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 23: At Sea
Wed 18 Mar 2020
Day 24: Jeju
Jeju is South Korea's largest island located 55 miles south of Korean Peninsula in Northeast Asia where the Yellow Sea meets the South China Sea. From its unique history to its natural scenic beauty, Jeju has plenty to offer. Created by a volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, Mount Hallasan forms the island's centrepiece and at 6400ft in height, is South Korea's tallest mountain.
Thu 19 Mar 2020
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Day 25: At Sea
Fri 20 Mar 2020
Day 26: At Sea
Sat 21 Mar 2020
Day 27: At Sea
Sun 22 Mar 2020
Day 28: Hong Kong
The city boasts a vibrant cultural scene that features the influences of its Chinese roots and colonial connections. Take the tram up to Victoria Peak where you’ll get a spectacular 360-degree view of the island. Board one of Hong Kong’s fabled sampan boats for a cruise through the bustling harbour. In Kowloon see the Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lian Garden and bustling Nathan Road.
Mon 23 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 29: Cruising Hainan Strait
Tue 24 Mar 2020
Day 30: Halong Bay
Halong Bay rests beautifully over the Red River Delta on the coast of Vietnam. From here, visitors can travel inland to the politically historic, Hanoi, one of the country’s most fascinating cities. The most renowned monuments are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the austere former residence of the revolutionary leader. Visit the temple dedicated to Confucianism and explore the Old Quarter.
Wed 25 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 31: At Sea
Thu 26 Mar 2020
Day 32: At Sea
Fri 27 Mar 2020
Day 33: Phu My
Still commonly referred to as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before catching up with the present in designer malls. The real beauty is this city’s blend of two worlds into one thrilling, seething mass. A host of exhilarating tours gets you way off-the-beaten-track.
Sat 28 Mar 2020
6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 34: At Sea
Sun 29 Mar 2020
Day 35: Sihanoukville
Cambodia offers you the chance to unwind and relax on its perfect white beaches and enjoy the warm tranquil waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Perhaps choose to visit Wat Krom, a unique and beautiful Buddhist temple overlooking Sihanoukville and the sea. The temple was built to dedicate to the local deity Yeah Mao and is a holy place.
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 36: Laem Chabang
Full of contradictions, the City of Angels - Thailand’s capital city, has a rich, multifaceted personality. What Bangkok lacks in museums, it makes up for in impressive temples and shiny palaces. There is a series of beautiful Buddhist temples to visit, including the Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The Grand Palace is definitely worth visiting, and a longtail boat ride - thrilling.
Tue 31 Mar 2020
11:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Day 37: At Sea
Wed 1 Apr 2020
Day 38: At Sea
Thu 2 Apr 2020
Day 39: Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and South East Asia’s oriental star. Retaining its heritage of colonial buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars, this modern island is today more about contemporary art and hi-tech architecture. Victorian buildings and Chinese shop-houses with their red tiled roofs make for striking state-of-the-art conversions.
Fri 3 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Day 40: Port Klang
The British made Kuala Lumpur the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings that continue to stand proudly today. Since then, a virtual ‘race to the sky’ has seen the graceful buildings and mosques surrounded by steel and glass towers. As well as museums and temples to visit, there’s an elephant sanctuary and rainforest canopy walk.
Sat 4 Apr 2020
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Day 41: Penang
The ‘jewel in the crown’ of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. George Town, the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. This paradise island has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Sun 5 Apr 2020
9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 42: At Sea
Mon 6 Apr 2020
Day 43: At Sea
Tue 7 Apr 2020
Day 44: At Sea
Wed 8 Apr 2020
Day 45: Colombo
Sri Lanka’s capital is a delightful concoction of past and present. Its busy, man-made harbour, from which tea, spices and rubber are exported, stands side-by-side with historical museums and monuments. Colombo offers an array of charms, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Pettah Bazaar.
Thu 9 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 46: At Sea
Fri 10 Apr 2020
Day 47: Cochin
Beautifully situated in Kerala, Cochin has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. If you’re not tempted by an overland excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s fascinating cultural legacy, which includes a synagogue, churches, mosques, temples and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Don’t miss the Mattancherry Palace or a stroll along the lovely beach, scattered with unique Chinese fishing nets.
Sat 11 Apr 2020
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 48: At Sea
Sun 12 Apr 2020
Day 49: Mumbai
Your first glimpse of Mumbai, a densely populated and intoxicating city, will be the iconic Gateway of India that sits on the waterfront. A trip to Elephanta Island visits the temple carved out of rock. Visit too, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus whose exterior is a jungle of stone. Be sure to experience the furious energy of Mumbai’s markets.
Mon 13 Apr 2020
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 50: At Sea
Tue 14 Apr 2020
Day 51: At Sea
Wed 15 Apr 2020
Day 52: At Sea
Thu 16 Apr 2020
Day 53: At Sea
Fri 17 Apr 2020
Day 54: At Sea
Sat 18 Apr 2020
Day 55: At Sea
Sun 19 Apr 2020
Day 56: At Sea
Mon 20 Apr 2020
Day 57: Safaga
Reached across the Eastern Desert from Safaga, Luxor, in the celebrated Valley of the Kings, is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum. Nothing in the world compares to the scale and grandeur of the ancient monuments.
Tue 21 Apr 2020
4:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 58: Aqaba For Petra
The port of Aqaba has been an important strategic and commercial centre since Roman times. It presents the opportunity to visit the lost city of Petra, which lies in the surrounding desert - a city that is estimated to date back to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 59: At Sea
Thu 23 Apr 2020
Day 60: Transit The Suez Canal
Fri 24 Apr 2020
4:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 61: Haifa
Sat 25 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 62: At Sea
Sun 26 Apr 2020
Day 63: Piraeus For Athens
Piraeus is the gateway to Athens, the city of Plato and Socrates. Visit the Acropolis with its mighty Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. In the heart of the city there’s the National Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Stadium used for the first modern games.
Mon 27 Apr 2020
1:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Day 64: At Sea
Tue 28 Apr 2020
Day 65: At Sea
Wed 29 Apr 2020
Day 66: At Sea
Thu 30 Apr 2020
Day 67: Gibraltar
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.
Fri 1 May 2020
2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Day 68: At Sea
Sat 2 May 2020
Day 69: At Sea
Sun 3 May 2020
Day 70: At Sea
Mon 4 May 2020
Day 71: London Tilbury
Tue 5 May 2020
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 71: Seat in Coach transfer from Tilbury port to London Victoria station
Tue 5 May 2020
Day 71 - 73: Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Hotel’s magnificent Georgian exterior, the stunning frescoed ceilings, stained glass windows and carefully restored wood paneled walls are all part of the building's proud heritage and timeless sense of style.

Located in fashionable South Kensington, the hotel is only moments from some of London’s world-famous museums, the Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College London, as well as the stylish shopping districts of Knightsbridge and High Street Kensington.

The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt is an idyllic London home for leisure travellers, allowing easy access to many of London’s sights. The hotel is easily accessible by three London Underground lines located a two-minute walk away.

The Vanderbilt is a quintessential experience of British hospitality set in a convenient area of one of the United Kingdom’s most multicultural cities.

Tue 5 May 2020
3:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Day 73: Private transfer London hotel to London Heathrow
Thu 7 May 2020
Day 73: Emirates

From London

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Thu 7 May 2020
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