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.
The 1948-built cruise ship Astoria has entered dry dock in Lisbon ahead of her farewell cruise season with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
During the dry dock Astoria will undergo routine maintenance. The 550-passenger cruise ship is chartered by the British cruise operator, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and is scheduled to resume cruises from London, Tilbury on 09 March 2017.
The 1965-built Marco Polo, which is operated by the British cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, is to divert to Portland in Dorset on 13 February 2017.
The 800-passenger cruise ship is returning from a 39-night cruise and was due to return to Bristol, but due to bad weather in the North Atlantic and restricted tidal access to her berth in Bristol the ship will now berth at Portland in Dorset instead.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1,250-passenger Magellan departed London Tilbury on 05 January 2017, setting sail on the first ever world cruise for the British based cruise operator.
The 46,052 gross tonne cruise ship will circumnavigate the globe over four leisurely month, cruising via the West Indies, Panama Canal, French Polynesia, Australasia, South East Asia and the Far East, India, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Holy Land & Med before returning to London Tilbury on Friday 5th May 2017. The 121-night cruise will visit 43 ports of call.
In January 2018, Cruise & Maritime Voyages new flagship Columbus will depart on a similar 121-night world cruise, visiting 40 ports of call.
During a recent dry-docking in Amsterdam, Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Magellan underwent routine maintenance and a brand new venue was also installed on board.
The new Taverner’s Pub on Deck 9 has replaced the former Scott’s Nightclub. The traditional British style pub will no doubt be very popular with the ship’s passengers. Fosters, Spitfire and Double Stout will be on draft.