Cruise & Maritime Voyages welcomes Vasco da Gama to Fremantle ·

Cruise & Maritime Voyages welcomes Vasco da Gama to Fremantle

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is delighted to introduce Vasco da Gama to Fremantle for the first time as part of her inaugural Australasian season.

Vasco da Gama will homeport in Fremantle from today, taking guests around Western Australia and up to Asia throughout January and into February.

“We are proud to be welcoming Vasco da Gama into Fremantle today for the first time,” says Managing Director of Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia, Dean Brazier.

“The ship has just completed the world’s first-ever Boutique Gin and Culinary ocean cruise, sailing from Adelaide, which is one of the new themed cruises we introduced this year. We’re pleased to report the experience has been extremely popular with our guests.

“We look forward to bringing another themed cruising event, ‘Fringe on the Water’, to Fremantle later this season, which is going to be spectacular. This is something that, to our knowledge, has not been done on board a cruise ship before and consequently has attracted much media and customer interest. We’re proud to be working with FRINGE WORLD on this in-port, overnight experience.”

Vasco da Gama has a 1,220 guest capacity and also cruises from Adelaide, London (Tilbury), Auckland, Sydney, and Singapore. The ship’s inaugural season marks the cruise line’s largest Australasian deployment yet.

The ship offers two gorgeous pools, the well-equipped Jade Wellness Centre and Spa, a two-tiered theatre, and five inviting bars and lounges. Six dining venues feature cuisine from around the world and the ‘Chef’s Table’ provides a degustation menu plus an insight into the workings of the galley.

“This ship gives travellers a chance to experience parts of Australia that they may not have considered before, including ports which are a first for our cruise line such as the beautiful Kuri Bay in the Kimberley region,” continues Mr Brazier.

“Vasco da Gama offers a value-for-money cruising experience with an intimate, country club-like atmosphere on board, ensuring our ships never feel crowded.

“It is expected that 7,200 guests will travel on CMV cruises departing Fremantle this season, and we will showcase Australia’s North West in particular with three visits to Broome planned, two of which will be overnight stays.”

In the ship’s 2020/21 season, CMV will make compelling domestic destinations even more accessible to Australians, visiting ports of call that are new to Vasco da Gama, such as Darwin and Port Arthur, while Geelong will be a first for the cruise line.

Vasco da Gama also provides a great opportunity for guests to “go it alone” with 40 cabins for solo travellers, guest meet-ups and a ship full of like-minded guests and friendly staff.  Guests are encouraged to come aboard Vasco da Gama during her first CMV season and enjoy her warm and personable atmosphere for themselves.

For bookings or enquiries visit, call 1300 307 934 or contact your local travel agent. Throughout the month of January, CMV will be donating $10 from every booking made in January towards bushfire relief efforts.

About Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is one of Australia’s leading independent cruise lines, offering a traditional, boutique cruise experience and exceptional value. This year, the company celebrates ten years of global operations.

Over the past decade, the cruise line has become known globally for its relaxed, convivial ambience, exacting standards, and high levels of attentive personal service aboard each of its small to mid-sized ships. This is reflected by a number of global awards, including Best Emerging Cruise Line in Australia at the Cruise Passenger 2019 Awards and ‘Best for Solo’ at the Cruise Critic Annual Editors’ Picks Awards.

Nosing into smaller harbours off-limits to many others, CMV offers a range of exciting itineraries around Australia out of Adelaide and Fremantle, as well as through Asia, Africa, South America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, visiting Iceland, Greenland, the Baltics, Norwegian Fjords, Northern Lights, British Isles and more.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages visits over 280 destinations worldwide, with its global fleet comprised of Vasco da Gama, Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo and Astoria. Additionally, Astor currently sails exclusively for CMV’s German cruise line, TransOcean Kreuzfahrten; from 1 May 2021, the ship will operate as Jules Verne for CMV’s new French cruise line, Croisières Maritimes et Voyages.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages also recently announced the acquisition of two more cruise ships to join its expanding ocean fleet – increasing to eight cruise ships in 2021.

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