New Flagship Joins CMV Cruise Line
Britain's Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has taken delivery of new flagship Magellan ahead of its maiden voyage in March.
The former 1,250-passenger ship Grand Holiday, operated by Costa brand Iberocruceros, was built in 1985 and revamped in 2010.
The new flagship will now reposition to Greece for a drydock period before sailing to the U.K. for various launch events and it maiden Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights cruise departing on March 15 from Tilbury.
According to CMV's commercial director Chris Coates said the ship has already been popular with guests. The addition of Magellan to our fleet brings a new dimension in cruising to CMV, he noted.
“Since launching Magellan’s program on November 3, 2014, we have sold 60% of her capacity which clearly demonstrates the strong demand for our product and smaller ship cruising" Chris said.
Magellan’s first sailing is the ‘Solar Eclipse & Northern Lights’ itinerary departing March 15. Magellan was previously operating under the Grand Holiday name and is one of a string of new ships to be introduced.