Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has announced a new addition to its fleet for 2015.
The Grand Holiday from Costa Crociere will be renamed the Magellan and commence operations for CMV in the spring of 2015.
The 46,052grt can carry 1250 passengers and will operate as an adult only ship alongside the company’s Marco Polo, Astor and Azores.
Commercial director, Chris Coates said: “We are delighted to have secured this excellent addition to our fleet which we believe will be very well suited to our core British market. The introduction of Magellan will increase UK capacity by 40% increasing carryings up to 74,000 passengers. Having already sold 65% of capacity for next year we remain confident that Magellan will help satisfy the growing demand for our product”.
Christian Verhounig, CEO and Chairman of CMV explained, “The introduction of Magellan to our growing ocean fleet is another important milestone in the expansion and strategic development of the group’s presence in the UK and wider international markets which will increase overall capacity to 115,000 passengers. The CMV brand is now creating much wider recognition and we remain confident that our medium to longer term growth objectives will be achieved”.