Cruise & Maritime Voyages has just announced plans to buy its seventh ship and launch it next year.
The line’s sixth ship, the 1,220-passenger Vasco da Gama, will be targeted at the German and Australian markets.
However, head of marketing Mike Hall said discussions had begun about adding a ship dedicated to the UK market next year.
Hall commented: “It is absolutely no secret that we are looking to grow the CMV fleet.”
He added that ships in Carnival Corporation’s fleet, which exceeds 100 vessels, would “fit perfectly”.
CMV did allegedly consider buying P&O Cruises’ Oriana before it was sold to a joint venture between China Travel Service and China Ocean Shipping Group Company.
“Ships with capacity for 1,200 passengers are perfect,” said Hall.
About 250 Britons booked to sail on Vasco da Gama’s 43-night maiden voyage that took place from Singapore to Tilbury on April 23rd.
CMV launched its 2020 programme in December which was three months ahead of its traditional on-sale date in March.
“We felt it was sensible to bring forward the launch, knowing that the original Brexit date was in late March,” Hall said.
Cruise & Maritime announced their third round-the-world cruise, departing in 2020.
Guests will step onboard Columbus for their voyage on January 6th 2020 to return on May 5th.
It will be a truly magnificent four month escape for guests with a winter circumnavigation of the globe, spanning 5 Continents, 43,000 nautical miles, 27 Countries, 38 Ports of Call plus the Panama and Suez Canals.
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