Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ latest addition to the fleet, Columbus, will arrive at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury next month with a special naming ceremony taking place on June 8.

One of the highlights of the ship’s first season will be a 121-night world cruise departing on January 5, 2018 from Tilbury, and the line has extended its ‘buy one get one free plus’ deal until May 31 for the round-the-world voyage. Prices lead in at £7,499 per person based on a fare of £14,999 for the first adult and the second adult travelling free.

The operator is also offering a range of added value benefits for ocean view cabins, with included tips to crew (normally £4 per person, per night), on-board credit allowances up to £1,000 per person or free travel insurance, plus complimentary beverage packages with lunch and dinner. These all depend on the choice of cabin grade.

Mike Hall, head of marketing for the cruise line, said: “Our BOGOF deal with added benefits has proven very popular hence the extension. This is the travel experience of a lifetime and already we have seen that some cabin grades are on waitlist, as are many single cabin grades.

“It is easy to see the economics of being away for four months with no shopping, heating, fuel and other household costs. Out via the Panama and back via Suez plus 39 different mouth-watering ports, now taking a world cruise is no longer the perogative of a few.”

More details can be found at cruiseandmaritime.com or by calling 0844-998 3877.

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