On June 9, Thursday, speaking in Tilbury at the renaming of Columbus (formerly Sitmar Fair Majesty, Star Princess, Arcadia, Ocean Village 1 and Pacific Pearl), Christian Verhounig, CMV chief executive, shared:
“We are currently looking for new ships and we’re also looking for strategic acquisitions. An announcement will be made very soon.”
Renaming CMV Columbus, which had a “full technical and cosmetic overhaul”, Angela Rippon, godmother of the ship, said:
“I will take real pride in watching Columbus open up destinations for travellers, leaving its own footprint and making a lasting impression.”
Columbus is 95% sold for summer, and already 40% sold for next year – a programme only launched in March 2017, with 800 guests already booked on the 121-night World Cruise, departing January 5, 2018.