Plus, as an added perk, North American passengers also receive an on-board credit ranging from $500 to $3,000 for booking by March 30, 2019.
'We invite travelers to celebrate the beginning of a new decade by circumnavigating the globe with this unbelievable Cruise and Maritime Voyages world cruise that saves over $5,000 compared to similar cruises,' said John Dennis, VP sales and marketing.
Canals, islands, ancient sites
Sailing via the Azores and Caribbean, the 1,400-passenger Columbus will journey through the Panama Canal, call at islands of the South Seas and head to New Zealand and Australia before unveiling highlights of Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. Cruisers will discover the ancient sites of Egypt and Jordan and transit the Suez Canal to the Holy Land from where Columbus sails the Mediterranean homeward bound.
The 40 ports include London, Amsterdam, Ponta Delgada (Portugal), Willemstad (Curacao), Cartagena (Colombia), Colón (Panama); Nuku Hiva, Papeete and Bora Bora (French Polynesia), Nuku'alofa (Tonga), Tauranga, Auckland and Wellington (New Zealand), Sydney, Hamilton Island and Yorkeys (Australia), Madang (Papua New Guinea) Yokohama and Kagoshima (Japan), Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong (China), Halong Bay (Vietnam) Penang (Malaysia) plus ports in Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Greece.
Round-trip London Tilbury
The voyage operates round-trip London Tilbury, Jan. 6 – May 5, 2020. Per person fares in an inside cabin start at $12,699 and in an ocean-view cabin at $16,929. Rates are based on double occupancy.