The CMV Travel Leisure Group has announced the a

first_imgThe CMV Travel & Leisure Group has announced the acquisition of Pacific Eden from P&O Cruises Australia, with the ship joining CMV’s fleet with delivery in early April 2019.Eden will have a new name – to be announced 20 March 2018 – and new livery ahead of her inaugural voyage to Northern Europe via the Suez.She will be deployed and dedicated to both the German and Australasian cruise markets. During the northern summer (May-October) the ship will operate under CMV’s German brand, TransOcean Kreuzfahrten homeporting from both Bremerhaven and Kiel and during the Australian summer season (December-March) from Fremantle (Perth) and Adelaide offering a more traditional scenic cruise experience.Continuing the explorer theme, four distinguished explorers have been shortlisted for the ship’s new name and the travel trade and Columbus Club Members will be invited to cast their vote. The shortlist includes: Vasco da Gama, Pytheas, Henry Hudson and Amerigo Vespucci. CMV’s UK, North American and wider global markets will also be marketing the voyages between Europe and the Antipodes and the wider Australian season. Christian Verhounig, CEO and Chairman of CMV said, “We are very pleased to have concluded this deal and firmly believe that Pacific Eden (TBR) will be a very popular addition to our fleet. This stylish traditional vessel is ideally suited to our business model and is in very good shape following a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2016. As part of our mid-term growth plans the ship will provide the requirement level of extra capacity needed in Australia and Germany as we continue to grow our international business.The Summer 2019 German based program for the new ship will go on sale after the Easter holidays in mid-April 2018, with the release of a special launch edition brochure.The Australian summer 2019-20 season will be released during autumn 2018. CMVcruisePacific Edenlast_img read more