Vasco da Gama explores Syd
CRUISE & Maritime Voyages has sailed Vasco da Gama into Sydney for the first time Sun, ahead of her inaugural Australasian season, welcoming aboard media and trade partners.
With a capacity of 1,220, she will homeport in Adelaide and Fremantle, in addition to sailing from Auckland, Singapore and Sydney.
Visiting regional destinations such as Tamania, the Yorke Peninsula and northwest Australia, Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia Managing Director Dean Brazier said the ship was expected to carry an extra 5,900 guests for the season.
“Our themed voyages on board Vasco da Gama this season, the Boutique Gin and Culinary Cruise and Fringe on the Water in particular, have seen a phenomenal response, with our product being introduced to new markets that may not have previously considered Cruise and Maritime Voyages,” Brazier enthused.
Pictured presenting Captain Michail Smyrnalos with a traditional plaque is Brazier and newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of New South Wales Philip Holliday.