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‘Fuji Maru’ committed to breakers

Brokers have reported that the 1989-built Japanese cruise ship ‘Fuji Maru’ has been sold for recycling. The buyers were not identified but the price paid was said to be $443 per light displacement tonne (LDT).

April 13th, 2021|

NYK orders cruise ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises has signed a contract with Meyer Werft for the construction of a new LNG-powered cruise ship at Papenburg. This is the first newbuilding cruise ship order since the beginning of the pandemic, Meyer Werft claimed. The [Read more...]

April 13th, 2021|

VARD hands over second Coral Expeditions ship

Fincantieri subsidiary VARD has handed over the second expedition cruise vessel, ‘Coral Geographer’, to Australian operator Coral Expeditions. Following the delivery of her sistership ‘Coral Adventurer’ in 2019, Coral Expeditions ordered a second VARD 6 01 expedition cruise [Read more...]

March 12th, 2021|

‘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|