Vasco da Gama explores Aus
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.