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.
On 28 June 2019, the first of two bespoke new build ‘boutique’ cruise ships, Spirit of Discovery, arrived at her home port of Dover for the first time.
Sailing past the iconic White Cliffs and into Dover’s recently developed Western Docks, Spirit of Discovery’s British arrival marks the start of a new chapter for cruising in the UK.
The first ever new build cruise ship for Saga, the 58,250 gross tonne Spirit of Discovery has been delivered to the cruise line from Meyer Werft shipyard.
The delivery ceremony and hand over of the ship took place in Emden, Germany on 24 June 2019. The ship will soon sail for Dover, United Kingdom, where it will arrive on 28 June 2019.
Saga has announced that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be Godmother of its newly built boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery.
The naming ceremony will take place in Dover, Kent, on 5 July 2019. She will be the first cruise ship to be named at the Port of Dover for over a decade, and the first to be docked at Dover Western Docks following the £250m redevelopment of the area.
Saga’s first ever new build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery has complete the conveyance from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to the North Sea.
The 58,250 gross tonne vessel, left the shipyard on 26 May 2019, completing its conveyance the following day.
Celebrity Edge, the newest and most advanced ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet arrived in Southampton for the first time on 13 May 2019.
The ship launched in November 2019 and debut in the Caribbean before crossing the North Atlantic to Europe for her European debut.
On 12 May 2019, Saga’s first newbuild cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery was floated out from the building hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
As the ship was moved from the building hall the mast and funnel were carefully lifted into place. Spirit of Discovery was then berthed at an outfitting-quay where further work will take place on board. The ship’s crew will also here ahead of its departure from the shipyard towards the end of May.
The funnel for the first ever new build cruise ship for Saga, Spirit of Discovery, has arrived at the Meyer Werft shipyard, where the ship is currently under construction.
The 58,250 gross tonne ship is scheduled to float out of the building hall at the shipyard in Pepenburg, Germany on 12 May 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Star will offer cruises from Southampton in 2020.
Norwegian Star will sail a range of 12 to 14-day cruise itineraries which include cruises around the British Isles, to Iceland and Norway. The ship will arrive in Southampton in May 2020 and offer sailings through until October.