Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced the launch of its 2017 preview brochure featuring Columbus, the latest addition to its fleet, arriving in June 2017.

The new vessel, which joins Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and Astor, sails from London Tilbury alongside Magellan and Astoria, boosting departures from the south east. The 2017 cruise brochure features new sailings from Wales, departing from Newport and Cardiff; additional sailings from Newcastle, Dundee, Liverpool and Bristol; and sailings from Belfast and Dublin.

One of the highlights for 2017 is Magellan’s 120-night Grand Round the World Cruise, which also offers a choice of ten shorter sectors.

New Itineraries for 2017 include cruises to cultural Spain, France, Portugal and Gibraltar. The maiden Columbus season includes a 46-night voyage to Cuba, Central America and the Caribbean, the highlights of which include an overnight stay in Havana; the chance to visit Chichen Itza, the Mayan ruins in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize and Cartagena (Columbia); plus visits to the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Antigua and Barbados. The itinerary departs from Tilbury on October 29, 2017 with fares from £2,719 per person.

The line’s newest ship will also deliver experiences for its youngest guests for the first time. Until now, the company has operated as an adults-only cruise line, but requests from guests to bring children and grandchildren on board have resulted in the line operating two specific Columbus cruises in August with no age restriction. Prices for seven-night cruises to the Norwegian Fjords start from £99 per child and £199 for a 14-night Canary Islands and Madeira option.

The brochure also features a choice of deals such as a 'Buy One Get One Free' early booking offer for passengers who book by June 30 and a supplement of 25% for single travellers.

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