Vasco da Gama ex­plores Aus

Cruise Weekly - - News -

CRUISE & Mar­itime Voy­ages (CMV) brought its new Vasco da Gama into Syd­ney for the first time yes­ter­day, for her in­au­gu­ral season sail­ing out of Aus­trala­sia.

The ship will home­port in Ade­laide and Fre­man­tle, in ad­di­tion to sail­ing from Auck­land, Sin­ga­pore and Syd­ney, and will pay vis­its to key do­mes­tic mar­kets such as Tas­ma­nia and Yorke Penin­sula.

Vasco da Gama car­ries 1,220 pas­sen­gers and cruised into Syd­ney wrap­ping up a 53-night voy­age from Til­bury in the United King­dom.

The ship has un­der­gone a re­fur­bish­ment since her ac­qui­si­tion by CMV ear­lier this year, with Vasco da Gama pre­vi­ously sail­ing with P&O as Pa­cific Eden.

The fast-grow­ing CMV last week con­firmed it would ex­pand its fleet fur­ther in 2021 with the ad­di­tion of P&O’s Pa­cific Aria and Pa­cific Dawn (CW 29 Nov).

Pic­tured cheers­ing guests aboard Vasco da Gama is Cruise & Mar­itime Voy­ages Aus­tralia Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Dean Bra­zier, who was the first to sam­ple a glass of Coop­ers, which had ar­rived on board the ship just mo­ments be­fore­hand.

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