CM Models CM-KR581 Vasco Da Gama, Ricko cruise ship in 2022 1/1250
Vasco da Gama is the most recent name for this ship and this new 1/1250 scale, metal, waterline model is made by CM Miniaturen, CM-KR581. The model is sharply cast and well painted (including the decks which is unusual for CM models) in her 2023 livery of Ricko Cruises, see photograph.
Originally this ship was Statendam for Holland America line and built by Fincantieri. After many years she was transferred to cruising out of Australia as Pacific Eden and she was leased to Cruise & Maritime Voyages who gave her the name, "Vasco da Gama". She was in the middle of a World Cruise when Covid caused the company to recall to Europe the two ships that were in the southern hemisphere and shortly after they returned to Europe, CMV went into liquidation. The German Ship ownersre-claimed their ship and in 2022 she was re-branded in the livery of Ricko Cruises retaining the CMV name of Vasco da Gama.