The Port of Bridgetown welcomed the Vasco Da Gama on its inaugural call on Saturday October 26, 2019.

A brief reception was held on board where Captain Andrey Lesnichiy was presented with a commemorative plaque by Harbour Master Carl Gonsalves. Others attending the ceremony where representatives of Platinum Port Agency Inc and Barbados Port Inc.

The 1 220 passenger Vasco Da Gama joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) fleet as its sixth vessel in April 2019, and is on a 53-day one way cruise from Amsterdam to Sydney through ports in the Caribbean, Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia. The cruise began October 8 and ends December 1, 2019. From Barbados, the Vasco Da Gama set sail for Oranjestad, Aruba.

Harbour Master Carl Gonsalves (left) presents the plaque to mark the inaugural visit to Captain Michail Smyrnaios.