British based cruise operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), has revealed plans to introduce the 550 passenger classic cruise ship Azores to its fleet in 2015.
Azores will replace Discovery as CMV’s second ex-UK cruise vessel operating alongside Marco Polo and will also be dedicated to the British and English speaking markets and positioned as an adult only product (16 years plus).
Azores will operate year round sailings commencing operations from Bristol Avonmouth on January 26th, 2015, with a 30 night CMV maiden voyage to the West Indies.
Azores will also be sailing from Hull and London Tilbury with programme highlights including; the Solar Eclipse & Northern Lights, Seville Fiesta, Summertime Gardens & Medieval Cities and a Scottish themed Edinburgh Festival cruise, plus all the perennial favourites.
The Azores has been chartered from Lisbon based, Portuscale Cruises on a long term basis.
All crewing and ship management services will be handled directly by CMV in line with the services provided by Marco Polo and Astor.
Press Release, June 30th, 2014