Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet
Vasco da Gama has become the sixth ship to join the Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) fleet and is preparing to begin her 43-night maiden voyage from Singapore to London, England on 22 April. Formerly P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Eden, Vasco da Gama will undergo technical refurbishments and have her livery repainted before setting sail from Singapore. Once operational, the 55,820gt ship will be able to accommodate up to 1,220 passengers in 630 cabins, including 120 balcony cabins and 29 suites.
PACIFIC EDEN to be acquired by CMV
British cruise company Cruise & Maritime Voyages will take over PACIFIC EDEN from P&O Australia as from April, 2019 http://cruisedeck.de/cmv-uebernehmen-pacific-eden/
Technical issues forced cruise ship to skip call at Fraser Island
The first southbound cruise ship to visit Fraser Island will not arrive until later this year. The "Pacific Eden" was due to visit Fraser Island on Oct 5, 2017, but suffered a technical issue which prevented the cruise ship's arrival. P&O Cruises apologised to guests after the four-night cruise, which originated from Cairns, was unable to stop. Fraser Island has a defined tidal window to enable cruise ships to safely navigate to the anchorage to enable cruise visitors to go ashore in tender vessels. A technical problem slowed the "Pacific Eden"'s progress overnight resulting in the ship missing the tidal window for safe passage to the anchorage. Although the window was missed by less than 10 minutes, there was no choice other than to cancel the call. Guests have received onboard credit as a gesture of goodwill and to acknowledge their disappointment. More than 1.000 passengers aboard the 219m ship were expected to disembark about 8 a.m. and spend the day enjoying a range of activities from helicopter flights and fishing trips to sightseeing across the island with Fraser Explorer Tours, jet skis, boat cruises, canoes and ranger-guided walks from the resort. It was the first southbound cruise ship to visit Fraser Island, which was the only stop on the voyage from Oct 3 to 7. The ship was scheduled to depart about 5 p.m. and might be visible from Hervey Bay about 5.30 p.m.Upload News