Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) www.cruiseandmaritime.com 0844 998 3877 are offering grandparents and all the family the opportunity on 11 August to go cruising for two weeks on Columbus on what is normally an adult only ship. CMV decided to offer a couple of multi-generational cruises so that grandma and grandad could take their children and their kids on a cruise. The first cruise to Norway was soon showing ‘waitlist only’ but there are still a few remaining cabins on this departure from London – Tilbury down to the Canary Islands and Madeira. Family fares from £2197 for three or £2396 for four – this could be the Summer late holiday deal.
Your family can enjoy the excitement of departing from the relative calm and easy to get to London Cruise Teminal in Tilbury on the River Thames east of London. No waiting for planes at one of Britain’s crowded airports. You can also forget about strange baggage restrictions when the teddy bear or dolly costs you a fortune to fly. Columbus visits Gibraltar, three of the Canary Islands, Madeira and Lisbon. Plenty to see and do and at most places a beach is not too far away. The fare includes fullboard cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks.
The fares quoted are based on three and four people sharing an inner cabin and includes delicious full board cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks, Captain’s Cocktail Party, complimentary tea & coffee 6am to midnight, big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, daytime activities and leisure facilities, guest speaker and arts & crafts, porterage of luggage, port to cabin and port taxes. For greater convenience CMV operate an automatic tipping system on board, so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £5pp per night will be debited to the adult passenger’s on board account. Under 15 yrs old are exempt.