The ship was originally launched in 1989 and has been operated by a number of cruise lines. Pacific Pearl has now completed her farewell voyage from Australia to Singapore, where the ship will undergo a refurbishment.
The ship is expected to arrive in London, Tilbury on 05 June 2017. The official re-naming of the ship and gala dinner will take place on 08 June, followed by a number of overnight and lunch events for trade partners and the public.
Columbus will set sail from London, Tilbury on her first voyage with Cruise & Maritime Voyages on 11 June 2017. The three-night cruise will visit Amsterdam and Antwerp. In January 2018 the ship will depart on a 121-night world cruise.