Cruise & Maritime Voyages are about to lose their ship, ‘Discovery’ which they charter.
Just two cruises remain under the CMV banner. The owners, ‘All Leisure Group’, have gone into the red so are keen to sell her.
Discovery was originally the ‘Island Princess’, built in 1971, was one of the ships used to film the classic American TV series, the ‘Love Boat’.
However Cruise & Maritime Voyages will be replacing ‘Discovery’ with ‘Azores’, which they will charter from Portuguese operator Portuscale. The ship’s first cruise for CMV leaves Bristol on January 26th and is a 30-night voyage to the Caribbean.
Azores, first entered service in 1948 but was extensively in 1994.
Malcolm says: I visited ‘Discovery’ at Bristol, Avonmouth Docks, on 6th September 14. I was amazed how many spacious public rooms the ship offered, for her relatively small size. Although some of her soft furnishings were a little worn, I was generally very impressed with the overall operation. She will be quite a loss to CMV.