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Amsterdam & Antwerp Lesbian Christmas Getaway Cruise 2019

Amsterdam & Antwerp Lesbian Christmas Getaway Cruise 2019

December 16 – 19, 2019


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Ship Facts

Gross Tonnage: 63,786

Length: 247 m

Beam: 32 m

Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots

Guests: 1,400

Staterooms: 775

Decks: 11

Refurbished: 2017

Registry: Bahamas



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Amsterdam & Antwerp Lesbian Christmas Getaway Cruise

3 nights from/to London Tilbury, United Kingdom

December 16 – 19, 2019
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Columbus

Christmas Amsterdam lesbian cruiseEnjoy a sprinkling of Christmas Spirit and a dusting of festive fun on our hosted lesbian Christmas getaway cruise to beautiful cities of Antwerp and Amsterdam. This festive three-night cruise will certainly get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit Antwerp’s magnificent Gothic cathedral and Rubens House, and don’t forget to buy some delicious Belgian chocolates! Discover cosmopolitan Amsterdam with its famous canals crisscrossed by bridges with time to do some last minute Christmas shopping.


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Join Diva hosted lesbian group festive Cruise this December. Our hosts will meet you at Tilbury Port and look after you from the moment we board. You'll get to know your fellow travelers at our welcome drinks evening and get into the festive spirit from the word go.

We'll meet for group breakfasts and dinner and enjoy our trips ashore as we explore these two beautiful cities. Plus we'll have the ship's full entertainment programme and facilities at our disposal.

Travelling solo or single? No problem our hosts will be with the group throughout so you'll always have someone to share the experience with.


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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Columbus

The impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. Travelling with Columbus is sure to create memories.

Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate experience and comfort. Offering a wide range of on-board experiences including seven different lounges and bars, two speciality coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars, this ship gives guests ample choice to tailor their leisure time around their preferences. You will never be short of amusement aboard this ship cruise, as our Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge host nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and renowned guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing!


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However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style cruising lines built today. The spacious surroundings on-board mean that you’ll always find a quiet retreat where you can put your feet up and simply take in the ocean views. Whether you choose to seek sanctuary with a good book in the library, get creative in the new Crafter’s Studio, get energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.


Columbus ship Atrium


At 63,786 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage), with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose-built for deep sea ocean cruising, which we believe makes it ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and was upgraded further before the start of her Cruise and Maritime fleet maiden season.

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites, which have been specially designed for customers who have been requesting more balcony accommodation. Each cabin is fitted with high-quality furnishings and facilities, so you can truly relax at the end of each day of discovery.


Columbus ship Waterfont Restaurant


At the Waterfront Restaurant you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely lunch and enjoy a delightful five course dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are generally served on an open seating basis. However, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner when your attentive waiting staff will welcome you each evening. Perhaps opt to dine at the Fusion or Grill speciality restaurants or sample the delights of a sumptuous dinner at the ‘Chef’s Table’. If you prefer something more casual, the Plantation Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner, and when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill beckons.

Lounges & Bars
Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain’s Club and Casino, Connexions, Raffles and Taverners Pub. There are also two speciality coffee and tea shops plus two deck bars. And, the spacious surroundings on board Columbus mean there is always a quiet corner to relax.


Columbus ship Palladium Show Lounge


There are six entertainment venues including the impressive three-decked central Atrium, Dome Observatory & Nightclub and two-decked tiered Palladium Show Lounge where the talented Columbus show team and guest acts will perform for your enjoyment. The Palladium’s retractable stage provides a large floor for Ballroom dancing.

Other Facilities
The maritime themed Columbus Observation Lounge affords fine ocean views and a place to truly relax with a good book. Trumps & Aces is a new dedicated bridge and card room seating up to 100 guests complimented with a separate Library. A new Crafter’s Studio will meet the growing demand for arts and crafts.

Work off a few pounds in the fully equipped gym and book yourself in for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in the well-appointed Jade Wellness Centre. And, for a spot of retail therapy, there is a fine selection of shops at the central Atrium.


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Included in your cruise package

Diva representative throughout your cruise

Diva welcome drinks party

• Group breakfasts, lunch & dinner

• Cruise & Maritime’s full evening entertainment programme at your disposal

• 3 nights full board accommodation

• Afternoon teas and late night snacks

• Captain’s Cocktail Party

• Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)

• Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes

• Daytime activities and leisure facilities

• Cruise & Maritime's guest speakers and arts & crafts

• Porterage of luggage, port to cabin

• Total financial protection through our ATOL bonding


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Lesbian Christmas Getaway Cruise Itinerary





 16 Dec London Tilbury, United Kingdom    4 PM
 17 Dec Antwerp, Belgium 8:30 AM 6 PM
 18 Dec Amsterdam, Netherlands 8:30 AM 5 PM
 19 Dec London Tilbury, United Kingdom 8 AM  

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In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.


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Day 1 - London Tilbury, United Kingdom
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, Essex is situated on the River Thames just 25 miles east of London. Approximate journey times in good traffic conditions from central London and London City Airport is one hour, from London Gatwick Airport and from London Stansted Airport is one hour fifteen minutes and from London Heathrow allow two hours.

Your Diva Destinations representative will meet you at the Cruise Port and get everyone checked in and to their cabins. There will be free time to explore the ship before we meet on deck as we set sail for the open waters. For those who have never cruised before it really is a lovely experience watching the ship leave port and head into open water.

6.30pm Diva Destinations will host their welcome drinks party where you will get to meet everyone in the group and chat about the planned excursions and events during our getaway holiday.

8.30pm Dinner. Our group will be seated together during our evening meals. After dinner join us for a drink in the bar, a great opportunity to chat and get to know everyone in a relaxed and friendly environment.


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Day 2 - Antwerp, Belgium
One of Europe’s largest ports, Antwerp is renowned throughout the world as the centre of the diamond trade. With its charming medieval streets and remarkable renaissance buildings, Belgium’s second largest city is a delight.
Historic guild houses and Antwerp’s imposing Town Hall with its rows of colourful European flags surround the cobbled stone main square of the old city called Grote Markt. The focal point of the city skyline is the towering Gothic spire of the Cathedral of Our Lady.


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Day 3 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges.
The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.


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Day 4 - London Tilbury, United Kingdom
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, Essex is situated on the River Thames just 25 miles east of London.

Our representative will meet everyone for breakfast for our final goodbyes and to ensure you get off in time to catch your transport home.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages offer a special coach service exclusively for passengers between London Victoria Coach station and London Cruise Terminal on sailing days. This must be pre-booked.

The London Cruise Terminal is served by Tilbury Town train station. The train station is about a mile away from the terminal and only a few minutes by taxi. Train Genius can assist with train timings and bookings at Train Genius website.


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Gross Tonnage: 63,786 • Length: 247 m • Beam: 32 m • Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots • Guests: 1,400 • Staterooms: 775 • Decks: 11 • Registry: Bahamas

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Amsterdam & Antwerp Lesbian Christmas Getaway Cruise 2019 Rates
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Per Person
Inside Stateroom Columbus Inside Stateroom Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. € 490
€ 650
Oceanview Stateroom Columbus Oceanview Stateroom Average Cabin Size 188sq ft/17.50sq m These ocean view cabins are with a picture window. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. € 590
€ 750
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All prices are per person, occupancy selected, and include all meals, accommodations and entertainment!

Taxes of €70pp, Gratuities of €8 per person per day, and optional insurance are additional.

First deposit of €350 per person is required upon booking. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

Optional shore excursions will be offered.

Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.

Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

Also included are the traditional Diva Destinations activities, subject to minimum participation.

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