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 the Sitmar 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.
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CORRECTION: The former Pacific Pearl will join the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet. A previous report identified the wrong ship.

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