‘Magellan’ to be recycled

2021-01-26T20:35:00+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Ships|

Another cruise ship formerly operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has been sold for scrap.

The ’Magellan’, built in 1985 for Carnival Cruise Lines, left an anchorage near Oman under the name of ’Mages’ heading east to India.

Last year, she was acquired at auction by the Greek company Seajets for just over $3.4 mill.

‘Magellan’ left Tilbury, UK in December, first stopping at Malta and then heading through the Suez Canal to the Persian Gulf. It was rumoured that Seajets was hoping to find work for her as an accommodation ship.

She is the third CMV cruise ship to be sold for scrap, following the ’Astor’, built in 1987, and the ‘Marco Polo’ of 1965 vintage and originally built for the Soviet Union.

‘Marco Polo’, together with the ‘Dream’, was beached at Alang on 14th January.

In another move, the recently auctioned former Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) cruise ship, ‘Vasco Da Gama’ is to be operated by Mystic Cruises’ German-based cruise brand, Nicko Cruises.