The former Celebrity Cruises and Pullmantur cruise ship ‘Zenith’ has suffered the same fate as her sistership ‘Horizon’.
Vessel cash buyer and recycling consultant, GMS reported that she was beached at Alang, India under the name of ‘Singa’ on 29th September.
‘Horizon’ had arrived at a recycling yard in Aliaga, Turkey, in August, according to the CrewCentre.
Both ships were originally operated by Celebrity Cruises and the now defunct Spanish cruise operator, Pullmantur.
They were both built in 1992 at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and marked the beginning of Celebrity Cruises’ journey in the cruise sector some 30 years ago.
Since 2021, ‘Zenith’ has been idle in Greece before sailing to Oman, where she was renamed ‘TSM Singapore’.
She operated for Celebrity Cruises until 2007 before being transferred to Spanish cruise ship operator Pullmantur Cruises, owned by Royal Caribbean Group.
In 2014, she was again transferred to CDF Croisieres de France, joining her sistership ‘L’Horizon’. In 2017, the company was disbanded and ‘Zenith’ returned to Pullmantur Cruises.
Royal Caribbean Group announced in July, 2019 that ‘Zenith’ will be sold to Peace Boat in early 2020. She operated as ‘Peace Boat’ in 2020/2021 before being replaced by ‘Sun Princess’.
Elsewhere, the 31 year old ‘Carnival Ecstasy’ is on her last voyage out of Mobile, Alabama before being sold.
Her fate was still unknown as ICSI news was published.
She will become the sixth of the eight ‘Fantasy’ class ships, built in the early 1990s, to leave the fleet.