New, bigger ship to replace Astor

CRUISING: Rowan Ramsey, CMV's Dean Brazier, SA Tourism Commission's Leah Clarke and Peter Treloar aboard Astor.
CRUISING: Rowan Ramsey, CMV's Dean Brazier, SA Tourism Commission's Leah Clarke and Peter Treloar aboard Astor.

This December Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) will bring its new ship, Vasco da Gama, to Port Lincoln.

The ship is expected to carry double the passengers (1260 passengers) of its current ship, Astor, which carries 560 passengers.  

Earlier this month Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and Member for Flinders Peter Treloar joined a host of local council members on board CMV’s Astor in Port Lincoln to learn about what Vasco da Gama will bring to the region this year.

The Astor has visited Port Lincoln many times and is enjoying her final Australian season before being deployed in Europe.

Vasco da Gama will visit in December and will be the first cruise ship ever to visit four South Australian ports in one voyage, including Port Lincoln, and will be the first in the world to visit Wallaroo.

Vasco da Gama will sail into Port Lincoln three times in December this year, and passengers will enjoy a whole range of shore excursion options within the Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay areas.