Cruise & Maritime Voyages launches 2020 World Cruise ·

Cruise & Maritime Voyages launches 2020 World Cruise

For those in search of an eternal summer, Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia today launched its 2020 Grand Round the World Cruise aboard CMV’s flagship, Columbus. Encompassing 37 ports of call, the journey will cover 5 continents and 27 countries over 120 nights.

As with CMV’s other World Cruises, the 2020 voyage makes an iconic maritime journey affordable, but with the style and comfort for which the brand has become known. The ‘Buy one, get one free’ promotion offers guests the opportunity to see the world for as little as AUD$32,399 per cabin or $135 per person, per night twin share. Guests in selected cabins who book by 31 July will also receive over AUD$7,100 worth of added value including reduced or complimentary CMV Additions Value Packages and up to £2,500 per cabin free Onboard Credit.

Columbus will sail from London Tilbury on 6 January 2020 heading westbound for a tour of tropical paradise via the Caribbean, South America, the Panama Canal and across the Pacific Ocean visiting Polynesian Islands, Tonga and Fiji, before heading to New Zealand and Australia.

Columbus Junior Balcony Suite Ocean View Cat JS

The contemporary mid-sized ship, with capacity for 1,400 guests, will then head north where guests can experience the cultural wonders of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia. Columbus will then visit Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India before heading homebound via some of the most fascinating places in the world – Egypt, Jordan and the Holy Land via the Suez Canal. A relaxing jaunt around the Mediterranean will be the cruise’s grand finale before returning to London on 5 May 2020, just in time for the European summer.

Other highlights of the Grand Round the World Cruise include:

  • transiting the Panama Canal;
  • crossing the equator and the international date line;
  • an overnight stay in Tahiti;
  • the chance to see the Great Barrier Reef and visit The Whitsundays;
  • the opportunity to explore fascinating cities such as Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Mumbai;
  • visiting emerging, unspoiled destinations such as Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka; and
  • taking an excursion to the see the Taj Mahal in India or the Lost City of Petra in Jordan (additional fees apply for overland tours and shore excursions).

“This incredible voyage provides the opportunity to tick off all these must-see destinations and iconic sights in one go,” said Dean Brazier, Managing Director of CMV Australia. “For many, circumnavigating the globe by ship is a lifelong ambition, and we are proud that our exceptionally priced fares and generous inclusions allow our guests to realise this dream.”

For solo adventurers, Columbus offers 150 cabins with 5 different accommodation options.

For further information, customers can contact their travel agent, phone 1300 307 934 or visit

Deal details:

  • Buy One Get One Free Offer is available for a limited time only.
  • Inner Cabins are available from AUD$32,399 per cabin twin share, while Ocean View Cabins are available from AUD$43,199 per cabin twin share.
  • Guests in Ocean View Cabins and higher will also enjoy a collection of free or discounted onboard amenities worth up to AUD$7,100 per cabin, including onboard credit, priority status, pre-paid gratuities and more.

Columbus ship profile

Having previously built an enviable reputation cruising from Australia, Columbus is an ideal vessel for exploring the world. Columbus was purpose-built for deep-sea ocean cruising, ensuring her 1,400 guests travel in complete comfort whether on the open seas or calling into smaller ports. At 64,000 tonnes, she retains a sense of intimacy while offering guests space and a choice of onboard facilities, including six dining options, seven bars and lounges, two expansive pools and an impressive two-tiered show lounge. The ship underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and was upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her maiden CMV season.

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites with private balconies as well as 150 cabins reserved especially for solo travellers.

About Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is Australia’s leading independent cruise line, offering a traditional, boutique cruise experience and exceptional value. Next year marks the company’s 10th anniversary and over the past decade the cruise line has become known for its relaxed, convivial ambience, exacting standards and high levels of attentive personal service aboard each of the five small to mid-sized ships. This is reinforced by a customer satisfaction rating of 95 percent. 

CMV has been operating for six years in Australia with its charming Astor winning the hearts of cruise lovers around the region and its new ship Vasco da Gama to launch in 2019.

Nosing into smaller harbours off-limits to many others, CMV offers a range of exciting itineraries around Australia out of Adelaide and Fremantle, as well as through Asia, South America, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe, visiting Iceland, Greenland, the Baltics, Norwegian Fjords, Northern Lights, British Isles and more.

CMV’s global fleet comprises Astor, Astoria, Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo, and from April 2019, Vasco da Gama.

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