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Grand Round the World Cruise 2021

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £11,499 per person 120 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,545 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

Sail 34,770 nautical miles...

Cruise aboard Columbus this thrilling voyage around the world, visiting no less than 38 ports in 24 countries. See iconic attractions such as Sydney's Opera House, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and Cape Town’s impressive Table Mountain.

Plus, discover the lesser-explored destinations of Huahine, Tristan da Cunha and Penang, and much, much more…

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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06/01/2021 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

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

Depart 1700.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

07/01/2021 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Rotterdam is the Europe’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.

Rotterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

08/01/2021 At Sea

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10/01/2021 Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

Oporto, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Oporto woos visitors with its attractive waterfront which is overlooked by hillside terraces lined with traditional buildings. Highlights include the Manueline Church of Santa Clara, the cathedral which has a Romanesque choir and the neoclassical stock exchange. Spy pretty ravelo boats on the River Douro which were once used to transport port upriver and maybe sample this deliciously-sweet wine on a visit to one of the lodges where it is blended and aged.

Leixoes Porto Portugal Europe

11/01/2021 At Sea

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13/01/2021 Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

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

14/01/2021 At Sea

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20/01/2021 Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Barbados is blessed with glorious golden beaches, swaying palms and crystal clear waters. The capital Bridgetown has a distinctly British atmosphere and is even home to a Trafalgar Square with a statue of Nelson!

Bridgetown Barbados Caribbean

21/01/2021 St Georges, Grenada

St. George's, Grenada

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Known as the spice island, Grenada is truly a tasty stop on your Caribbean cruise. Tour the many forts that attest to Grenada’s turbulent past, then stroll through lush undulating cocoa plantations, sampling delicious local chocolate and Creole foods, washed down with rum.

St Georg's Grenada Caribbean

22/01/2021 At Sea

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24/01/2021 Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

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

25/01/2021 Colon (for Panama City), Panama

Colon, Panama

Arrive 0900. Depart 2300.

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

26/01/2021 Transit the Panama Canal

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

27/01/2021 At Sea

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30/01/2021 Crossing the Equator

Today you cross the Equator.

31/01/2021 At Sea

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01/02/2021 At Sea

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05/02/2021 Nuku Hiva ⚓, French Polynesia

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

06/02/2021 At Sea

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07/02/2021 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Papeete, French Polynesia

Arrive 1900 on February 7. Depart 2100 on February 8.

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 Tahiti French Polynesia Oceania

09/02/2021 Bora Bora ⚓, French Polynesia

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

10/02/2021 Huahine (Maroe Bay), French Polynesia

Huahine, French Polynesia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

Nicknamed ‘The Garden Island’, Huahineis arguably one of the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia. Perhaps try snorkelling in the azure waters or maybe learn about Polynesian culture on an immersive tour of the island.

Huahine Maroe Bay French Polynesia Oceania

11/02/2021 At Sea

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12/02/2021 Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Palm trees, coral reefs, paw paw fruit and coconut-shell ukuleles symbolise this enticing island bursting with unspoilt natural beauty.

Rarotonga Cook Islands Oceania

13/02/2021 At Sea

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15/02/2021 Cross the International Date Line

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

16/02/2021 Nuku’Alofa, Tonga

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga

Arrive 0800. 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

17/02/2021 At Sea

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20/02/2021 Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive 0700. 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 Auckland North Island New Zealand Oceania

21/02/2021 At Sea

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23/02/2021 Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Arrive 0700 on February 23. Depart 1900 on February 24.

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

25/02/2021 At Sea

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27/02/2021 Airlie Beach ⚓, Australia

Airlie Beach, Australia

Arrive 0800. 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

28/02/2021 Cruising the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

01/03/2021 Yorkey’s Knob ⚓ (for Cairns), Australia

Cairns, Australia

Arrive 0500. Depart 2000.

Yorkey's 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.

Cairns Queensland Australia Oceania

02/03/2021 Cruising the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

03/03/2021 At Sea

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05/03/2021 Darwin, Australia

Darwin, Australia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

Darwin lies on the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory and is the country’s only tropical capital, boasting a fancy waterfront, some fabulous beaches and a rich colonial and military history.

Darwin Northern Territory Australia Oceania

06/03/2021 At Sea

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08/03/2021 Benoa, Bali

Benoa, Bali

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

With its beautiful rice fields watered by shallow rivers and forests with many kinds of flora and fauna, Bali is one of Earth's most idyllic places. The friendly locals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, encouraging you to explore the many attractions that the island has to offer including incredible temples, rugged coasts and sandy beaches.

Benoa Bali Asia

09/03/2021 At Sea

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11/03/2021 Singapore

Singapore

Arrive 0700. Depart 2200.

There is nowhere else on earth like Singapore. Ultra-modern skyscrapers, tropical rainforest, a few reminders of its colonial past and a rich assortment of colourful cultures collide to create a country that’s dynamic, bustling and energetic. You’ll also be struck by how scrupulously clean it is. Significant investment in its tourism industry has seen the development of Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World, which offer casinos, a theme park, museums, fantastic shopping restaurants and bars.

Singapore Singapore Island Singapore Asia

12/03/2021 Malacca ⚓, Malaysia

Malacca, Malaysia

Arrive 0900. Depart 2000.

Once a great trading port, the legacy of Malacca's past can be seen in its architecture and the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Highlights include the Sultan's Well, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.

Malacca Malaysia Asia

13/03/2021 Port Klang ⚓, Malaysia

Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Arrive 0600. Depart 1900.

The skyline of this unwaning city is defined by the 88-storey high Petronas Twin Towers and the lofty KL Tower. Kuala Lumpur is also home to the world’s largest covered bird park.

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia Asia

14/03/2021 Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia

Arrive 0830. Depart 1800.

The 'jewel in the crown' of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. Its multicultural 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

15/03/2021 Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Arrive 0800. Depart 2300.

This trendy tropical island is a hot spot for jet setters thanks to its idyllic beaches, happening bars and high-end restaurants. Or perhaps a Thai massage by the sea is more your bag.

Phuket Town Phuket Thailand Asia

16/03/2021 At Sea

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19/03/2021 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arrive 0800. Depart 2300.

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

20/03/2021 At Sea

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21/03/2021 Malé ⚓, Maldives

Male, Maldives

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Male is the densely populated capital of the Maldives and buildings fill almost every inch of the island. With historic mosques sitting alongside colourful skyscrapers, there's something to discover around every corner.

Male Maldives Asia

22/03/2021 At Sea

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23/03/2021 Cross the Equator

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25/03/2021 Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles

Victoria, Seychelles

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles, set against a backdrop of hill that cascade into the sea. Expect old colonial buildings, a busy market and a botanical garden.

Victoria Mahe Seychelles Africa

26/03/2021 At Sea

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28/03/2021 Mombasa, Kenya

Mombosa, Fort Jesus, Kenya

Arrive 0700 on March 28. Depart 1800 on March 29.

Kenya’s oldest city is a fascinating blend of India, Arabia and Africa. Explore the imposing Fort Jesus built in 1596 by the Portuguese to protect the Old Port, or take an optional tour to Tsavo East National Park for a safari experience.

Mombasa Kenya Africa

30/03/2021 At Sea

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03/04/2021 Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Durban's lively waterfront is the place to be, with a huge aquarium, traditional market, shops, restaurants and a vast beach. The city is also gateway to the glorious Valley of a Thousand Hills and iSimangaliso Wetland Park, home to turtles, crocodiles, hippo and hundreds of birds.

Durban Kwazulu Natal South Africa Africa

04/04/2021 East London, South Africa

East London, South Africa

Arrive 1200. Depart 1800.

East London, founded in 1847, sits beside the Buffalo River on the Eastern Cape’s Indian Ocean coast. Why not browse the waterfront shops of Latimers Landing or travel to Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve to see some of the rarest game in Africa, such as the unique Eastern Cape kudu.

East London Eastern Cape South Africa Africa

05/04/2021 At Sea

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06/04/2021 Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive 0600 on April 6. Depart 1300 on April 7.

Perhaps visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with its working harbour packed with pleasure boats and array of restaurants, bars and shops. Here you'll also find the Two Oceans Aquarium and the South African Maritime Museum with its large display of model ships. Alternatively, ride the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain.

Cape Town Cape Town Western Cape South Africa Africa

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11/04/2021 Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Call at the most remote archipelago in the world, Tristan da Cunha, located in the South Atlantic between South America and South Africa. The main island’s only settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, is home to all 270 islanders. Be sure to purchase a rare Tristan da Cunha postage stamp as a souvenir from the world’s most remote post office.

Tristan da Cunha Africa

12/04/2021 At Sea

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16/04/2021 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arrive 0600. Depart 2400.

Set amidst dramatic scenery, this extraordinary city has a fascinating history. Fought over by the Portuguese and French in the 16th century it went on to become a colonial capital in the 18th and the country’s cosmopolitan capital today. Famous as home to the impressive 100-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer which stands at the top of Corcorvado mountain overlooking the city, some of Rio’s many attractions include the Moreira Salles Institute, the Copacabana Fort, a choice of museums, botanic gardens and more.

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil South America

17/04/2021 At Sea

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19/04/2021 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Arrive 0800. Depart 2400.

Founded by the Portugese in 1549, Salvador was the first capital of Brazil, and today this enchanting colonial city is the heart of the country’s Afro-Brazilian community with African culture permeating through music, cuisine and religion. Stroll through the colourful streets soaking up the vibrant atmosphere in the UNESCO-listed old town, Pelourinho, and be sure to experience the alluring coastline for which the state of Bahia is known.

Salvador Bahia Brazil South America

20/04/2021 At Sea

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21/04/2021 Recife, Brazil

Recife, Brazil

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

The bustling city of Recife is the capital of the Pernambuco region and has a busy business and industrial sector. The city’s network of canals has resulted in its nickname ‘Venice of Brazil’. Highlights include the 18th-century Cathedral of St Peter, nearby historic Olinda – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the State Museum, and the colourful market of St Joseph.

Recife Brazil South America

22/04/2021 At Sea

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27/04/2021 Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800.

Mindelo is the capital of the island of São Vicente, one of ten islands that make up the archipelago of Cape Verde. With its attractive harbour, mountainous surrounding countryside and cobbled streets, Mindelo is regarded as a cultural hub and main centre of population.

Mindelo Cape Verde Africa

28/04/2021 At Sea

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01/05/2021 Casablanca (for Marrakech), Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive 0700. Depart 2100.

The spectacular sight of Morocco's largest mosque, Hassan II will greet you this morning before a day of exploration in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city. Discover its intoxicating fusion of European, African and Arabian influences where modern boulevards contrast with bustling medinas. Or you could even take the chance to visit the souks of Marrakesh.

Casablanca Morocco Africa

02/05/2021 At Sea

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03/05/2021 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Spreading over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon with its captivating old town spills down to the river in a wonderful mix of palaces, churches, art nouveau cafes and gardens.

Lisbon Lisboa Municipality Lisbon Portugal Europe

04/05/2021 At Sea

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06/05/2021 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0800.

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

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Grand Round the World Cruise 2021

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £11,499 per person 120 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,545 if not required
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