Christened by Audrey Hepburn on 23rd March 1989, Columbus was originally launched under Princess Cruises. She was transferred to the P&O Cruises fleet in 1997 where she stayed until 2003 as the former Arcadia. Taking over from Magellan, Columbus became Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship when she joined the fleet in 2017.
Columbus carries approximately 1,400 passengers accommodated in 775 cabins.
A high wind meant she required the assistance of Svitzer Milford while departing from Grenock.
HMS Pursuer is an Archer-class P2000 patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy. She is currently the training vessel of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities Royal Naval Unit based at HMNB Clyde where she was until 2012 part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron. She has also served in Cyprus.