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Grand Round the World Cruise 2020

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £9,999 per person 120 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,545 if not required
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  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

Around the world in 120 days

This full circumnavigation of the globe is packed with variety and contrasts. With so many highlights, it's almost impossible to pick your favourites. And the beauty is, you don't have to – the world is your oyster! Visit the beautiful landscapes of Australia, the tranquil Polynesian Islands; and a string of ports on South America's stunning coast.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage


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06/01/2020 Tilbury, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Columbus.

Depart 1900.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

07/01/2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

Rotterdam is the world's largest port and Holland's second city. It's nicknamed 'Manhattan on the Meuse' due to its impressive skyscrapers and modern architecture such as cubic houses and the striking Erasmus Bridge. You'll also come across street sculptures and a variety of museums.

Holland Netherlands Europe Rotterdam

08/01/2020 At Sea

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12/01/2020 Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Ponta Delgada has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafes.

Ponta Delgada Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe

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20/01/2020 Willemstad, Curaçao

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Curaçao's capital Willemstad boasts colourful, Dutch architecture and a historic old town that is listed by UNESCO. While here you may like to sample the distinctive blue liqueur of Curaçao.

Willemstad Curacao Caribbean

21/01/2020 At Sea

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22/01/2020 Cartagena, Colombia

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

The old city of Cartagena projects the feel of an old Spanish colonial town, set against a backdrop of cathedrals and fortresses which offer amazing views over the harbour.

Cartagena Colombia South America

23/01/2020 Colon (for Panama City), Panama

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

As the world's second largest duty-free port, Colón offers abundant shopping. It also marks the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, through which dozens of ships pass every day.

Colon Panama North America

24/01/2020 Transit the Panama Canal

Arrive 0400. Depart 1900.

One of the world's greatest feats of engineering, this 50-mile-long waterway famously connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Marvel at the astounding natural beauty as you spend the whole day cruising this scenic stretch.

Panama Canal Panama North America

25/01/2020 At Sea

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29/01/2020 Crossing the Equator

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01/02/2020 At Sea

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03/02/2020 Nuku Hiva ⚓, French Polynesia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Its dramatic landscapes include beautiful deep bays and Robinson Crusoe–like beaches, plunging waterfalls and lush, green valleys.

Nuku Hiva Marquesas Islands French Polynesia Oceania

04/02/2020 At Sea

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05/02/2020 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Arrive 1900 on February 5. Depart 2000 on February 6.

The city of Papeete, located in this French Polynesian tropical paradise, can be easily explored on foot. Whilst here, perhaps treat yourself to some black pearls to take home…

Papeete French Polynesia Oceania

07/02/2020 Bora Bora ⚓, French Polynesia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

The romantic island of Bora-Bora is a desert island paradise, complete with crystal-white sands, secluded beach bungalows suspended over turquoise lagoons and a stunning mountain backdrop.

Bora Bora, Society Islands French Polynesia Oceania

08/02/2020 At Sea

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11/02/2020 Cross the International Date Line

Experience time travel as you navigate this invisible line, which separates two consecutive calendar days.

12/02/2020 Nuku’Alofa, Tonga

Arrive 0700. Depart 2300.

Lying just west of the international Date Line, Tonga is the first place to greet each new day and is comprised of 171 islands of which only 45 are inhabited. The capital, Nuku Alofa, is on the island of Tongatapu and is home to the Talamahu Market and the Royal Palace, both worth seeking out.

Nuku Alofa Tonga Oceania

13/02/2020 At Sea

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14/02/2020 Suva, Fiji

Arrive 0700. Depart 2300.

The largest city in the South Pacific, Fiji’s capital is home to half the country’s urban population and has everything you’d expect from a bustling tropical metropolis. Explore the colourful Suva Municipal Market, discover 3,700 years of history at the Fiji Museum, relax in one of Suva’s 80 parks or why not shop 'til you drop at the four-storey, tax-free department store, Tappoo City.

Suva Fiji Oceania

15/02/2020 At Sea

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18/02/2020 Tauranga (for Rotorua), New Zealand

Arrive 0545. Depart 1600.

Tauranga lies on the Bay of Plenty. Enjoy exploring the city with its sheltered harbour, historic village, heritage site of The Elms and more. It’s also well situated for visiting Rotorua, known for its hot springs, open-air museum, and Mount Ngongotaha overlooking the city.

Tauranga Bay of Plenty North Island New Zealand Oceania

19/02/2020 Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive 0800. Depart 2200.

From art galleries and boutique shops to wineries and thermal spas, Auckland will feel positively urban after the last few days of island hopping.

Auckland North Island New Zealand Oceania

20/02/2020 At Sea

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21/02/2020 Wellington, New Zealand

Arrive 0800. Depart 2300.

The cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is home to an vast number of art galleries, libraries and museums.

Wellington North Island New Zealand Oceania

22/02/2020 At Sea

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25/02/2020 Sydney, Australia

Arrive 0700. Depart 2100.

This lively cosmopolitan hotspot is world famous for its iconic harbour and Opera House. Sydney is also a culinary paradise and the perfect place for some retail therapy.

Sydney New South Wales Australia Oceania

26/02/2020 At Sea

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27/02/2020 At Sea

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28/02/2020 Airlie Beach, Australia

Arrive 0900. Depart 2300.

Airlie Beach gives off a laid-back, tropical vibe with its palm-fringed beaches and open-air bars and restaurants.

Airlie Beach Queensland Australia Oceania

29/02/2020 At Sea

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01/03/2020 Yorkey’s Knob (for Cairns), Australia

Arrive 0600. Depart 2000.

Yorkeys Knob lies just north of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, which consists of nearly 880 islands and thousands of colourful fish, birds and other marine life.

Yorkey's Knob Queensland Australia Oceania

02/03/2020 At Sea

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05/03/2020 Madang, Papua New Guinea

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Madang is often referred to as the ‘prettiest town in the South Pacific’ – and it’s easy to see why! Perched on a lush, green peninsula, the town is surrounded by azure waters and backed by rugged mountains. Highlights include the huge Casuarina trees that line the streets and house colonies of flying foxes, and the fascinating Madang Museum, filled with cultural exhibits.

Madang Papua New Guinea Oceania

06/03/2020 Cross the Equator

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12/03/2020 Yokohama (for Tokyo), Japan

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city after Tokyo and has a fascinating heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere. It’s also close to the densely-populated capital of Tokyo, whose contrasting sights range from the temple town of Asakusa to the glittering Akihabara Electric Town.

Yokohama Japan Asia

13/03/2020 At Sea

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14/03/2020 Kagoshima, Japan

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Sitting at the southern tip of Japan, Kagoshima offers dramatic views of Sakurajima, an active volcano that smoulders across the bay. Ferries cross regularly to Sakurajima, where passengers like to hike across the 100-year-old lava flow, now a grassy peninsula.

Kagoshima Japan Asia

15/03/2020 At Sea

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17/03/2020 Tianjin (for Beijing), China

Arrive 0600. Depart 2200.

Tianjin is an important seaport with an interesting history. It is also the gateway to the capital of Beijing where you will find a blend of modern and ancient, including the Imperial and Summer Palaces – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Tianjin Xingang for Beijing China Asia

18/03/2020 At Sea

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20/03/2020 Shanghai, China

Arrive 0800. Depart 2030.

This great metropolis is a fascinating blend of East and West: from the colonial-era, The Bund faces the skyscrapers of Pudong.

Shanghai China Asia

21/03/2020 At Sea

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23/03/2020 Hong Kong

Arrive 0700. Depart 2000.

Way more than just a shopping Mecca, you’ll be entranced by a neon-lit mix of old and new, east and west. The funicular tram ride to the 1,800 foot high summit of The Peak should top your list, but save time for a tasty dim sum lunch.

Hong Kong China Asia

24/03/2020 Cruising Hainan Strait

25/03/2020 Halong Bay (for Hanoi) ⚓, Vietnam

Arrive 0700. Depart 2300.

Magical Halong Bay is known for its emerald green waters and countless towering limestone islands. From here, you can travel inland to politically historic, Hanoi, one of the country's most fascinating cities. Its most renowned monuments are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the austere former residence of the revolutionary leader.

Ha Long Bay Ha Long Vietnam Asia

26/03/2020 At Sea

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28/03/2020 Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Arrive 0600. Depart 2300.

Located on the edge of the Mekong Delta, this dynamic metropolis also features the ageless beauty of an ancient culture. French colonial architecture mixes with modern Asian influences, providing a diverse backdrop for you to explore.

Phu My Vietnam Asia

29/03/2020 At Sea

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30/03/2020 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Explore the miles of unspoilt beaches or perhaps snorkel in the sparkling seas. You may wish to venture further to discover the sacred Intra Ngean Pagoda or the magnificent Angkor Wat.

Sihanoukville Cambodia Asia

31/03/2020 Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand

Arrive 1100. Depart 2400.

Contrast the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s modern centre with the slow pace of life on the canals, and admire the pretty Buddhist temples that mingle with gleaming high-rise towers.

Laem Chabang Thailand Asia

01/04/2020 At Sea

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03/04/2020 Singapore, Singapore

Arrive 0700. Depart 2100.

A medley of sights, tastes and colours awaits you in this pristine city. The food is legendary: you’ll detect Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Work it off walking through the Botanic Gardens, an oasis akin to a tropical Central Park.

Singapore Singapore Island Singapore Asia

04/04/2020 Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

Arrive 1200. Depart 1900.

Kuala Lumpur's diversity is reflected in the architectural variety of Independence Square: for starters there is the Moorish-inspired Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Tudor-style cricket club and Gothic-style St Mary’s Cathedral.

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia Asia

05/04/2020 Penang, Malaysia

Arrive 0930. Depart 1900.

The ‘jewel in the crown’ of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. Its muticultural capital George Town, is one of the best preserved cities in Southeast Asia, and has a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses.

Penang Malaysia Asia

06/04/2020 At Sea

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09/04/2020 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arrive 0700. Depart 2200.

Sri Lanka's capital is a delightful mix of past and present. Its bustling harbour, from which tea, spices and rubber are exported, sits alongside museums and historic monuments. Colombo offers an array of attractions, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Pettah Bazaar.

Colombo Colombo District Sri Lanka Asia

10/04/2020 At Sea

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11/04/2020 Cochin, India

Arrive 0600. Depart 1700.

Cochin, home to the famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets which hang eerily over the water, is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’.

Cochin Kerala India Asia

12/04/2020 At Sea

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13/04/2020 Mumbai, India

Arrive 0800. Depart 2200.

Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’.

Mumbai Maharashtra India Asia

14/04/2020 At Sea

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21/04/2020 Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

Arrive 0400. Depart 2000.

From Safaga you can venture across the Eastern Desert to Luxor, in the ancient Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered.

Safaga Egypt Africa

22/04/2020 Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan

Arrive 0930. Depart 2100.

Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the ‘Lost City of Petra’. This impressive archaeological site is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Aqaba Jordan Middle East Asia

23/04/2020 At Sea

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24/04/2020 Transit the Suez Canal

This iconic waterway connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, separating the African continent from Asia. It is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

Suez Canal Egypt Africa

25/04/2020 Haifa (for Jerusalem), Israel

Arrive 0700. Depart 2000.

Haifa’s chequered past has seen it ruled by Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, Egyptians and the British. Today the modern port town is a more peaceful affair that demands to be explored on foot. From here you may opt to visit the historic town of Jerusalem for the day.

Haifa Israel Middle East Asia

26/04/2020 At Sea

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27/04/2020 Piraeus (for Athens), Greece

Arrive 1300. Depart 1930.

Whether you want to see the ancient Acropolis, explore the historic centre, visit museums or do some shopping, the vibrant city of Athens is not to be missed.

Piraeus Attica Greece Europe

28/04/2020 At Sea

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29/04/2020 At Sea

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01/05/2020 Gibraltar

Arrive 1430. Depart 1830.

In ancient times Gibraltar was known as one of the Pillars of Hercules, together with it’s African counterpart, Mount Abyla, and it’s remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain. See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the Rock, as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels.

Gibraltar Europe

02/05/2020 At Sea

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05/05/2020 Tilbury, England

Arrive 0800.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Please note

⚓Land by launch or tender.

119 nights are spent on board, one night is lost crossing the International Date Line.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Grand Round the World Cruise 2020

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £9,999 per person 120 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,545 if not required
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