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‘Astoria’ up for judicial sale

The world’s oldest operational cruise ship ‘Astoria’ has been circulated for sale. She will be auctioned for a minimum of €10 mill, according to a report in Lloyd's List. The Administrator for Islands Cruises ‐ Transportes Marítimos Unipessoal, [Read more...]

February 26th, 2021|

More cruise ships for recycling

‘Costa Victoria’ was due to be towed to Aliaga, Turkey for recycling at the end of January but she is still believed to be berthed at Piombino, Italy, where she arrived some nine months ago. Elsewhere, the 1978-built [Read more...]

February 12th, 2021|

‘Magellan’ to be recycled

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 [Read more...]

January 26th, 2021|

‘Wasa Express’ to join Red Sea operator

Joint Finnish/Swedish shipowner Kvarken Link’s subsidiary Wasaline is to sell the 1981-built battery-powered ropax ‘Wasa Express’ to United Arab Emirates-based UME Shipping. ‘Wasa Express’ will be delivered to UME shipping following the delivery of the ‘Aurora Botnia’ to take her place [Read more...]

January 11th, 2021|

Fleet changes and recycling escalates

Ocean Builders has confirmed that its plan to moor a former P&O cruise ship off Panama have been scuppered. The 1991-built ‘Satoshi’, the former ‘Pacific Dawn’, was to become a stationary residential cruise vessel but has now been [Read more...]

January 11th, 2021|

‘Golden Horizon’ management stays in-house

Croatia-based DIV Group has selected subsidiary company Brodosplit Ship Management (BSM) to manage deck, engine and hotel services for the world’s largest cruise sailing vessel - ‘Golden Horizon’. She was built at DIV’s Brodosplit shipyard and is due [Read more...]

December 12th, 2020|

‘Lofoten’ to become training ship

After nearly six decades operating on the Norwegian coast, Hurtigruten’s ‘Lofoten’ is to leave the fleet to become a training ship. Hurtigruten has signed a letter of intent with the Norway-based educational foundation Maritim videregående skole Sørlandet (Sørlandet’s [Read more...]

November 28th, 2020|