In June 2017 the 63,786 gross tonne Columbus is to start operating cruises from London, Tilbury. The ship was originally launched in 1989 and has been operated by a variety of cruise lines all over the world. Most recently the ship was known as Pacific Pearl and cruised with P&O Cruises Australia.
The ship was extensively refurbished in 2015 and before being re-named and transferred to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet, it will be upgraded further during another refurbishment. A number of passenger cabins will become single cabins, which reduced the ships capacity to around 1,400. Of the 775 cabins on board, 64 offer balconies.
Now it's just a matter of counting down the days until the arrival of Columbus!