Posted September 2nd, 2019
CMV’s Fleet Is Growing Once Again
Cruise and Maritime Voyages has celebrated their 10th anniversary by announcing that two new cruise ships are on the way to the fleet. CMV is popular with British travellers due to their high number of itineraries that depart directly from the UK, allowing cruisers to depart from local ports such as Poole,Bristol Avonmouth and Dundee.
The new arrivals will take the cruise line’s total number of vessels to eight, with them both set to arrive in 2021. By that time, passenger capacity will have been extended by 30% and, as Christian Verhounig, CEO stated, around 200,000 people will be ready to sail with CMV throughout the year.
Using a tried and tested approach, the two ships will be transferred from the Australian arm of P&O Cruises. Pacific Dawn (798 capacity) and Pacific Aria (630 capacity) will sail to Singapore in March 2021 to be refurbished and renamed, before travelling on to join the UK and German markets respectively. The journeys taking them to their new homes will be offered as repositioning cruises and will both feature transits of the Suez Canal.
Just like the rest of the ships in the fleet, they will be given new monikers in line with the theme of world explorers. With names like Marco Polo and Vasco da Gama already in the fleet, we don’t yet know which intrepid adventurers will be honoured this time. However, we don’t have long to wait, as all is set to be revealed before the end of the year.
On the new acquisitions, Chris Coates, Group Commercial Director said, “As the CMV brand continues to evolve, the growing popularity of our traditional product, classic ships and destination-focused cruise programs has encouraged us to accelerate plans to add capacity to the two top European cruise markets in the UK and Germany, which represent 85% of our business.”
If you would like any more information about our Cruise and Maritime Voyages cruises, you can call the team on 0800 035 0701 or contact us through the website.