Anthony with breaking news from Britain.
Cruise and Maritime voyages has announced the addition of a new fleet flagship. While it is known that the company has been looking for another ship for a while, the choice comes as a bit if a surprise.
The line has acquired the former Grand Holiday from the now defunct Iberocruises. The 46,052 ship, with a capacity for 1,250 passengers, will join the Marco Polo and the Azores in March, 2015 as the Magellan.
For her inaugural season, the new flagship will offer some thirty one cruises in all, from overnight voyages to a 42 night Caribbean odyssey.
While the ship will be based primarily in London Tilbury, there will also be a series of cruises from Dundee and Newcastle. The maiden voyage will be a twelve night, Northern Lights cruise round trip from Tilbury.
Originally built for Carnival Cruises as the Holiday,
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