29 Nov Two new cruise ships for CMV in Tilbury
Independently owned cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, is proud to announce the acquisition of two more cruise ships to join their expanding ocean fleet – increasing to eight cruise ships in 2021.
CMV will take delivery of P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn (tbr) and Pacific Aria (tbr) in Singapore on the 2nd March and 2nd May 2021 respectively, increasing lower bed fleet capacity to 9000 berths and passenger capacity by 30% in 2021.
The duo will be officially re-named in summer 2021 following dry docking, some minor upgrade and re-livery works in Singapore before embarking on CMV maiden positioning voyages via the Suez Canal to Northern Europe.
Pacific Dawn (tbr) at 70,285grt, with 798 passenger cabins and carrying about 1400 passengers will be deployed on the UK market in late May 2021 bolstering much needed capacity and cruising year- round alongside Columbus ex-London Tilbury.
Pacific Aria (tbr) at 55,819grt, with 630 passenger cabins and carrying about 1100 passengers will be deployed on the German market under the TransOcean Kreuzfahrten brand with a much-needed increase in capacity cruising alongside Vasco da Gama and replacing the 580 passenger Astor. She is being re-named Jules Verne and will be re-deployed to the French market in May 2021.