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.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced that Angela Rippon CBE is to be godmother to its new flagship, Columbus, the latest addition to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet.
The official naming ceremony will take place on 08 June 2017 at the London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury.
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.
British-based cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced two new additional departure ports from the United Kingdom for its 2018 cruise programme.
The cruise line’s smallest ship, the 550-passenger Astoria, will offer cruises from Poole and Portsmouth. With the addition of these two news departure ports, Cruise & Maritime Voyages now offer cruises from sixteen different ports across the United Kingdom.
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.
The 800-passenger cruise ship Marco Polo, operated by the British based cruise line Cruise & Maritime Voyages, is to offer cruises from Harwich in 2018.
Marco Polo will offer a total of four cruises from Harwich, ranging in duration from a one-night cruise to a 21-night cruise.
Originally launched in 1948 as Stockholm, but now known as Astoria, the world’s oldest cruise ship is to return to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in spring 2018.
Despite announcing that 2017 would be the ‘farewell season’ for Astoria, the British cruise operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages are to offer a number of cruises on 550-passenger cruise ship from London, Tilbury in 2018.