The Cruise Ship Shuffle

Image courtesy – Thurrock News

There is a furtive mood to the cruise industry right now with arguably the biggest shift of tonnage that the industry has experienced for a number of years. With lines ceasing trading, ships being broken up (all be it at a surprisingly slow rate) , ships being sold for further trading and new ship being delivered.

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Here is the story so far

Ships in limbo – bankrupt operators, plans cancelled

NameGRTBuiltOperatorStatus
Astor207041987TransoceanFor sale – CMV Collapse
Astoria161441948CMVOff charter – CMV Collapse
Berlin95701980FTI For sale – FTI Collapse
Birka Stockholm349242004Birka LineFor sale – Birka Collapse
Columbus637861989CMVFor sale – CMV Collapse
Magellan460521985CMVFor sale – CMV Collapse
Marco Polo220801965CMVFor sale – CMV Collapse
Vasco Da Gama558771993TransoceanFor sale – CMV Collapse
Pacific Aria558771993P&O Australiatbc was planned CMV
Pacific Dawn702851991P&O Australiatbc was planned CMV

Ships sold for breaking

NameGRTBuiltOperatorStatus
Carnival Fantasy703671990CarnivalScrap, Turkey 29/7/20
Carnival Inspiration703671996CarnivalScrap, Turkey
Costa Victoria751661996Costa CruisesScrap, Italy
Monarch739371991PullmanturScrapped 22/7/20 Aliaga
Sovereign735291988PullmanturScrap, Turkey 23/7/20
Carnival Imagination703671995Kvaerner MasaEn Route to Aliaga 

Ships laid up which are likely to be scrapped (unconfirmed)

NameGRTBuiltOperatorStatus
Horizon474271990PullmanturLaid up in Greece
Marella Celebration339331984Marella CruisesLaid up in Greece
Carnival Fascination705381994Carnival Cruise LinesLaid up in Spain

Ships which have been sold for further service

Ships sold to Seajets awaiting official confirmation

NameGRTBuiltOperatorFate
Amsterdam627352000Holland AmericaTo Fred Olsen as Bolette
Bremen 67521990Hapag LloydTo Scylla Cruises
Costa neoRomantica567691993Costa CruisesTo Celestyal as Celestyal Experience
Maasdam554511993Holland AmericaTo Seajets? Aegean Myth
Oceana774491999P&O CruisesTo Seajets? Queen of the Oceans
Rotterdam598851997Holland AmericaTo Fred Olsen as Bolearis
Veendam558191996Holland AmericaTo Seajets? Aegean Majesty

New builds delivered or about to be delivered

NameGRTPaxBuilderOperator
Iona1847005206Meyer WerftP&O Cruises
Silver Moon41000596FincantieriSilversea
Spirit of Adventure582501000Meyer WerftSaga

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