Cruise & Maritime Voyages has officially taken delivery of its new ship, Vasco da Gamma, following a formal re-naming ceremony in Singapore.
The British-based cruise line took delivery of the 55,877 gross tonne ship at 19:48 (Singapore local time) on 03 April 2019. The ship is expected to undergo a refurbishment before its maiden voyage with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
Princess Cruises 1996-built cruise ship Sun Princess has re-entered service following an extensive 14-day multi-million dollar dry dock in Singapore.
The refurbishment is part of the cruise line’s ‘Come Back New Promise’ which see a total fleet wide investment of over $450 million dollars. Sun Princess now offers passengers the newest on board enhancements and features the Princess Cruises new livery with the Sea Witch painted on the bow of the ship.
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 To Base New Quantum Ultra-Class Ship In Asia & Australia
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.