Board Columbus in Tilbury, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail. Get to know your the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers, and enjoy your first dinner on board.
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam's canals, flower markets and museums. Wander cobbled streets lined with step-gabled buildings, stop for a drink and a bite to eat in one of the city's many excellent bars, cafes and restaurants, or take to the water on a canal cruise.
Today Columbus arrives in Antwerp, the Diamond Capital of the World. Explore the city, which was once home to the painter Rubens, or join optional excursions to the lovely Belgian cities of Bruges and Brussels.
Bid farewell to Columbus and all your newfound friends, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.
British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.