Cruise & Maritime Voyages has acquired two ships to add to their fleet in 2021.
The cruise line will take delivery of P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn on 2 March and Pacific Aria on 2 May, 2021, in Singapore.
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1,400 passenger Pacific Dawn will sail year-round cruises from Tilbury alongside Columbus.
Pacific Aria will sail under the TransOcean Kreuzfahrten brand in the German market and sail alongside Vasco da Gama.
The 1,100 passenger ship will replace Astor which is being renamed Jules Verne and will be re-deployed to the French market.
After a spell in dry dock, both ships will officially be launched in summer before embarking on repositioning cruises for CMV to northern Europe.
The new names for Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria will be revealed in December and the 2021 summer programme will go on sale next year.
CMV chief executive Christian Verhounig said:
The introduction of two more ships to the global ocean fleet is the next exciting chapter of our strategic growth objectives. This will enable us to service increasing market demand for our traditional brand of cruising generated by our expanding international network of in-house sales offices and developing source markets. We have now acquired five cruise ships in just five years and are firmly on course in carrying 200,000 passengers in 2021.