The entire CMV seven ship fleet will join together for a special parade and regatta in Rotterdam on Saturday 28 August 2021. This is part of a unique maritime celebration of CMV’s traditional style of cruising, the introduction in 2021 of the latest classic ships to join the fleet Amy Johnson and Ida Pfeiffer, and to celebrate Cruise Port Rotterdam’s 25th Anniversary. CMV’s classic and traditional ships will sail in convoy in both directions, up and down the Maas River for twenty-eight nautical miles.
The iconic Marco Polo has been chosen to spearhead the parade in recognition of being CMV’s first ever deployed vessel and her illustrious maritime career spanning over half a century. Following in her wake will be CMV’s new flagship, Amy Johnson followed by Magellan, Columbus, Astor and sisterships, Vasco da Gama and Ida Pfeiffer.
Chris Coates, CMV’s Group Commercial Director commented, “This unique maritime celebration and event will bring together over 8,000 cruise passengers onboard our fleet of seven cruise ships sailing from four British, two German and one French home port to Rotterdam, Europe’s largest commercial and growing cruise port. We were looking for a North European port with a rich maritime heritage and seafaring tradition, an impressive river transit to the heart of a city and the berths to support such an event. Rotterdam was the clear winner and we are delighted to be working with such a great team at Cruise Port Rotterdam.”