MS Columbus

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Former Names:  Pacific Pearl, Ocean Village, Arcadia, Star Princess, Fair Majesty

The CMV flagship, Columbus is quite spacious and has plenty of lounges. It offers a casual and good value cruise experience for those who like buffet dining and lots of activities.  Columbus passengers tend to be 45+ and British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 45.4 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.7 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 45.4 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.7 passengers.
Size Large
Rating Standard
Built 1989
Refit 2003
Tonnage 63524
Passengers (Min/Max) 1400/1400
Crew 514
Officers British
Total  775
Well-appointed inner & ocean view cabins plus 28 De Luxe Balcony cabins & 36 Junior Balcony suites. Air conditioned, private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging/storage space, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge, safe. 
Balcony  64
Ocean View  544
Inside  17
Single  150
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
Pools Out/In  2/0
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.
Jacuzzis  4
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  Yes
Deck Space  Good
Waterfront Restaurant has full English breakfast, lunch (both open seating) & five course dinner (two fixed times). Fusion or Grill speciality restaurants or ‘Chef’s Table’. Alternative dinning at Plantation Bistro (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner). Main Dining Rooms  2
Sittings  0
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  3
Six entertainment venues including the three-decked central Atrium, Dome Observatory & Nightclub, two-decked tiered Palladium Show Lounge. The Palladium’s retractable stage provides a large floor for Ballroom dancing.  Show Lounges 2
Cinema Yes
Library No
Casino Yes
Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening.
All gratuities on Astor cruises are included in the fare. On Columbus, Magellan and Marco Polo: £7 per passenger night is automatically charged to your shipboard account (£6ppn for cruises over 16 nights).
Wheelchair cabins 10
Wheelchair access is good. There are wheelchair adapted cabins but difficulties going ashore may be experienced where tenders are used or the gangway access is steep.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 9
The rating for children is Unsuitable. This is an adult-only ship. 

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