Cruise & Maritime Voyages has revealed the names of their two new ships of which the company will take delivery from P&O Australia in Singapore next year.

As a tribute and celebration of the intrepid and courageous exploits and journeys of past female explorers and adventurers, CMV decided to recognise their achievements by naming their two new ships after them.

For Pacific Dawn, which will take over from Columbus as CMV’s new flagship, CMV selected Amy Johnson.

Pacific Aria which will sail under the TransOcean Kreuzfahrten brand on the German market will be renamed Ida Pfeiffer.