Five cruise ships, which were part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet are currently up for sale at auction, following the demise of the cruise line in July.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages was Britain’s largest independent cruise line and was foundered in 2010. The cruise line operated the Marco Polo, Magellan, Columbus, Astor, Vasco da Gama and Astoria.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages latest additional to the fleet, Vasco da Gama is to offer a cruise around the British Isles.
The ship, which joined the fleet in April 2019 operates under the cruise line’s German brand, Transocean Kreuzfahrten but due to its popularity the cruise line have decided to offer a cruise to the British market.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages have advised that its flagship, Columbus will resume service on her scheduled cruise program from London, Tilbury on 11 July 2019, following an enforced dry docking period.
Columbus reportedly hit an unknown object whilst leaving Rotterdam sometime last month and was checked by divers before continuing onwards to the Norwegian Fjords. The ship later however returned to Rotterdam for further checks to be carried out. As a result Cruise & Maritime Voyages had to cancel a number of cruises.
The latest addition to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet, the 55,877 gross tonne Vasco da Gama, has set sail on its maiden voyage from Singapore.
The 1,220-passenger cruise ship joined the fleet on 03 April 2019 and underwent refurbishment work before undertaking her first cruise with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
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.
Not one but two cruise ships are to take shelter at the Port of Poole in Dorset as Storm Bronagh moves towards the United Kingdom.
The storm will develop across Wales and south-west England during the late hours of 20 September 2018, before moving eastwards during the 21 September, bringing gusts of wind up to 65mph in places.
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 800-passenger cruise ship, Marco Polo, which is operated base British-based cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, will set sail on a 70-night Grand Circle South America Voyage in 2019.
The voyage departs Bristol, Avonmouth on 06 January 2019 and returns on 17 March 2019. The voyage includes no less than 24 ports of call, five of which are overnight stays.
The British based cruise operator, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has taken the decision to divert one its cruise ships, the Marco Polo which is currently experiencing significant delays.
The cruise ship was scheduled to return to Hull at the end of its current Baltic Cities & St Petersburg cruise but now be docking at Newcastle instead.
The 1,400-passenger cruise ship Columbus, the new flagship of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet set sail from London International Cruise Terminal on its maiden voyage on 11 June 2017.
The ship was re-named by Angela Rippon at the naming ceremony on board in London, Tilbury on 08 June 2017. A number of gala launch lunch and overnight events were held on board before the maiden voyage.