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Controlled blackout off Adelaide
The 'Vasco da Gama' with 828 passengers on board suffered a two-hour lasting, controlled precautionary blackout on Adelaide approaches in the morning of Dec 6, 2019. An alarm light on the engine control room's panel led the vessel's captain to initiate the blackout as a precaution against damage to systems on-board and in order to investigate the alarm. All precautionary post-incidents checks were completed with no causes for concern identified. After power was restored, the ship safely reached port and was berthed at around 10 a.m.
Medevac off Boulogne-sur-Mer
On Aug 30, 2019, at 6 p.m. the CROSS Gris-Nez was alerted by the "Vasco de Gama" after one of his passengers had suffered health issues. After a discussion with the ship's doctor, a medical evacuation was recommended. Immediately, the CROSS alerted a Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base in Le Touquet which took off to the cruise ship which was eight miles off Boulogne-sur-mer. At 8:00 p.m., after having been conditioned by the medical team for the evacuation, the 85-year-old man accompanied by his wife were hoisted and transferred to the Boulogne-sur-Mer hospital where the man was taken care of at 8:10 p.m.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Vasco da Gama Arrived in London Tilbury Ahead of Maiden European Season
Cruise & Maritime Voyages' latest ship, Vasco da Gama, has arrived in London Tilbury today (June 6), where a special gala welcome event is being held following its maiden journey from Singapore. The 1,220-passenger ship, which debuted in Singapore in April 2019, previously sailed as Pacific Eden for P&O Cruises Australia. Vasco da Gama will depart London Tilbury for a short sailing to Amsterdam on June 8, before relocating to Bremerhaven, Germany, for its maiden summer season sailing under sister brand TransOcean. The new ship offers 630 cabins, including 120 balcony cabins and 29 suites. There are three main dining rooms -- Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia -- offering flexible dining times and seating.News schreiben