Cruise & Maritime Voyages said it will add a 1,400-passenger
ship to its fleet when the former Pacific Pearl becomes the Columbus in June.
The Pacific Pearl, which had been
sailing for P&O Australia, originally sailed as
FairMajesty for Sitmar Cruises before becoming part of the Princess Cruises
fleet following a merger.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages said
the Columbus will have 775 cabins (including 150 singles).
The ship received an extensive
refit in 2015 and will undergo an additional renovation in April and early May
before beginning a northern European cruise schedule in June. The Columbus will
be based at the Port of Tilbury on the Thames river near London.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages'
fleet is comprised of the Marco Polo, Astor, Astoria and Magellan.
CORRECTION: The former Pacific Pearl will join the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet. A previous report identified the wrong ship.