Cruises on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages latest new ship, Vasco da Gama went on sale on 17 May 2018. Joining the fleet in April 2019 the ship will be the sixth vessel operated by CMV.
Following in the steps of the famous Portuguese explorer, the latest edition to the CMV fleet will sail from Singapore to London Tilbury via India in April 2019 on a spectacular maiden voyage.
Earlier this month it was announced that Cruise & Maritime Voyages had acquired Pacific Eden from P&O Cruises Australia. Cruise & Maritime Voyages then invited its valued Columbus Club members and trade partners to vote and participate in the re-naming of the vessel.
The choices were Pytheas, Vasco da Gama, Henry Hudson and Amerigo Vespucci, each fitting with the other explorer themed names currently used by ships in the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet.
The 694-passenger Azamara Journey set sail from Sydney, Australia on 07 March 2018 on it's 2018 World Journey.
The 102-day voyage is the first time Azamara Club Cruises has offered a world cruise. The voyage will visit 60 ports, 29 countries and include 18 late night stays and 13 overnight stays.
The steel cutting for Royal Caribbean International’s new Quantum Ultra cruise ship took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 15 August 2017. The name of the new ship was also announced as Spectrum of the Seas.
The cutting of the first piece of steel marks the official start of construction for the first Quantum Ultra class cruise ship for Royal Caribbean International.
P&O Cruises Australia has announced that Dora the Explorer, a popular Nickelodeon character, is to be the Godmother for the cruise line’s newest ship to join the fleet, Pacific Explorer.
Dora the Explorer will be Godmother at the P&O Cruises Australia’s Nautical Nonsense Nickelodeon Welcome Party, which will take place on board the ship whilst docked in Sydney Harbour on 02 July 2017.
The newest and largest cruise ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, Majestic Princess, made its maiden call to Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on 18 June 2017.
The ship arrived in Singapore, completing a 28-night cruise with started in Rome on 21 May 2017.
Royal Caribbean International has unveiled future plans for the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to be based in the Asia-Pacific region.
Set to be launched in spring 2019, the yet-to-be-named ship will be the next evolution of the groundbreaking Quantum class and will join her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. The announcement was made as Royal Caribbean unveiled its full roster of 2018-19 China, Singapore and Australia itineraries.
British-based cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has taken delivery of its new flagship Columbus, which was most recently known as Pacific Pearl and operated cruises with P&O Cruises Australia.
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.
Princess Cruises’ newest cruise ship, Majestic Princess is to be based in Australia from September 2018 and will no longer be sailing from China year-round as previously announced by Princess Cruises.
Majestic Princess is the first cruise ship which Princess Cruises have specifically designed from the Chinese cruise market. The 3,560-passenger ship is the third in the cruise line’s Royal-Class of ships and sister to Royal Princess and Regal Princess.
Pacific Pearl departed on its final cruise with P&O Cruises Australia on 27 March 2017, departing Auckland, New Zealand on a 16-night cruise.
During the 16-night cruise, Pacific Pearl will visit Gladstone, Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Darwin, Komodo Island, Benoa, Bali, before finally arriving in Singapore on 12 April 2017.