The vessel suffered a technical issue following “minor contact with a foreign object” on May 31. It was cleared to sail after an inspection by divers and surveyors but was later forced to sail back to the port in the Netherlands.
According to Verhounig, Colombus was currently undergoing repairs and they expected her to be back in service ready for an Iceland cruise next Saturday.
He also assured customers that everyone at CMV had done everything in their power to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
Verhounig was speaking at an event celebrating the line’s newest ship Vasco Da Gama’s arrival in Port Tilbury. The cruise ship is the former P&O Australia’s Pacific Eden and specifically designed for the German market.
He also teased the forthcoming launch of a new product saying they would have "something new for the UK market very soon, possibly even for 2020.”
For other CMV Columbus accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.