MV Vasco Da Gama
ex Pacific Eden, Statendam
Vasco Da Gama – © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid, 31/08/2019)
Steel twin screw motor vessel (Statendam Class or ‘S’ Class) built in 1993 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy. (Yard No 5881) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Holland America Line
- Length: 21 m (overall) 185.0 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth:30.80 m
- Depth: 19.20m
- Draught: 4.385m
- Tonnage: 55451 gross/26945 net/5000t deadweight
- Engines: Two Sulzer-Grandi 12ZAV40S, Three Sulzer-Grandi 8ZAL40S diesels.
- Power: 43250kW/58799 bHP
- Speed: 20 knots
- Passenger Decks: 9
- Capacity: 1613 passengers
- Call Sign: PHSG, 2IYM9, C6EG8
- MMSI Number: 311000891
- IMO Number: 8919245
- Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas, Rotterdam/The Netherlands, London/UK, Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister Ships: Maasdam, Ryndam, Veendam
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November 1989: Ordered
July 30th 1991: Keel struck.
April 3rd 1992: Launched.
January 7th 1993: Delivered to Nederlandsch Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij, (Holland America Line), Nassau, Bahamas.
January 25th 1993: Sea trials.
January 1993: Commenced cruising on American west coast – Alaska (summer) / Australia – New Zealand (winter).
© Brian Fisher (Tilbury, July 1993)
© John Wilson (Brisbane, 04/12/2007)
October 2015: Arrived at SembCorp Marine, Singapore for rebuilding/re-styling.
November 2015: Registered owner; Carnival Plc, Southampton, England. Management Carnival Australia. Renamed PACIFIC EDEN.
November 15th 2015: Maiden cruise for P & O Australia, from Fremantle.
© Tony Martin (Sydney Cove, 07/05/2018)
April 2019: Registered Manager; Global Cruise Lines Ltd (CMV).
June 2019: Sold to Mythic Cruise Ltd. Manager; Global Cruise Ltd and renamed VASCO DA GAMA.
©Robert J Smith (Tilbury, 07/06/2019) © Carsten Dettmer (Riga, 25/07/2019) (Lower Right)
© Bob Scott (Tilbury, 09/10/2019)
June 9th 2019: Christened in Bremerhaven.
March 2020: Docked in Fremantle.
May 1st 2020: Arrived at Tilbury, UK for lay up owing to coronavirus pandemic .
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Carsten Dettmer, Brian Fisher, Tony Martin, Erwin Willemse and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.