The latest addition to the Cruise and Maritime Voyages fleet is due to arrive in Tilbury tomorrow (Thursday).

The line’s sixth vessel, Vasco da Gama, previously sailed as Pacific Eden for P&O Cruises Australia and for Holland America Line before that.

The 1,220-passenger ship will welcome trade partners and key suppliers on board for a special evening along with more than 130 of CMV’s most loyal passengers.

Vasco da Gama is set to arrive at the London International Cruise Terminal  following a maiden voyage from Singapore.

The ship will then sail to Amsterdam on Saturday and Bremerhaven on Sunday before starting a series of cruises with CMV’s sister company TransOcean in Germany.

The 55,850-ton vessel underwent a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in 2015.

Unlike CMV’s other ships, flexible dining will be offered and not fixed to specific sittings.

Accommodation includes 120 balcony cabins and 29 suites.