Which Cruise Ships Will Be Scrapped Or Taken Out of Service Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

rd77

Active Member
MARELLA DREAM (1986) and THE ZENITH (1992) probably going for scrap as well. MARELLA DREAM is drifting in the Eastern Med together with MARELLA CELEBRATION while THE ZENITH is off an island called Agios Georgios. All thought to be destined for scrapping at Aliaga. OCEANA thought to have been sold for further trading, either to Greece or Asia, but let's wait and see.

Carnival Cruises say they will continue the refit of CARNIVAL RADIANCE (ex-CARNIVAL VICTORY) but I have my doubts. That ship had started a $200 mln rebuild at Navantia in Cartagena, which was stopped due to corona. So the ship is now sitting there, probably partly stripped, and Carnival would still need to spend the better part of $200 mln on her to get her back in shape. I don't really see that happening.
 

Locarno

New Member
MARELLA DREAM (1986) and THE ZENITH (1992) probably going for scrap as well. MARELLA DREAM is drifting in the Eastern Med together with MARELLA CELEBRATION while THE ZENITH is off an island called Agios Georgios. All thought to be destined for scrapping at Aliaga. OCEANA thought to have been sold for further trading, either to Greece or Asia, but let's wait and see.

Carnival Cruises say they will continue the refit of CARNIVAL RADIANCE (ex-CARNIVAL VICTORY) but I have my doubts. That ship had started a $200 mln rebuild at Navantia in Cartagena, which was stopped due to corona. So the ship is now sitting there, probably partly stripped, and Carnival would still need to spend the better part of $200 mln on her to get her back in shape. I don't really see that happening.
Hi,
Navantia shipyard is located in Cadiz...
 

rd77

Active Member
Yes you're right, she is at Cadiz. Navantia also has a yard at Cartagena, where they refit superyachts.
 

rd77

Active Member
Carnival Fantasy is heading for Izmir, which is very close to Aliaga. 99% sure she will be scrapped.
 

rd77

Active Member
Monarch, Sovereign and Horizon now all have the status "To be broken up" in Equasis. Monarch is anchored off Aliaga since 14 July, so will probably be the first to be beached.
 

Refvik

Administrator
Staff member
South Quay Travel & Leisure Limited (In Administration) trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages (United Kingdom)

We are sorry to inform you that South Quay Travel Limited (“SQTL”) – which traded under the name Cruise & Maritime Voyages – was placed into administration on 20 July 2020. Paul Williams, Phil Dakin and Edward Bines of Duff & Phelps Ltd. were appointed Joint Administrators of SQTL. At present the Administrators are evaluating SQTL’s financial position.

The information below sets out specific advice for customers who booked in the UK. This advice varies depending on which holiday and travel arrangements you have booked and how you paid.

SQTL sold mainly cruise packages which are protected by ABTA.

They also sold a small number of flight-inclusive packages which are protected by the CAA’s ATOL scheme.

Please be aware that all bookings that have not taken place are cancelled.

Customers that have booked a package holiday provided by SQTL through a travel agent should contact the travel agent in the first instance for further advice and assistance as they may have made alternative arrangements for you.

If you booked directly with SQTL you should follow the advice below.

Non-flight packages
If you booked a non-flight package holiday (eg a cruise without flights) through SQTL these are protected by ABTA or by your credit or debit card issuer. You should visit www.abta.com/failures for further advice on how to claim.

Package holidays with flights included (UK Customers Only)

If your booking included flights, you will need to contact the CAA as your booking is protected by the CAA’s ATOL scheme. Further information and advice on how to claim is available on the ATOL website here: www.caa.co.uk/ATOL-protection/Make-an-ATOL-claim/Latest-ATOL-holder-failures/

Your ATOL Certificate will say ’Package Sale’ in the bottom right hand corner.

Kilde: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
 

Refvik

Administrator
Staff member
"Sovereign of the Seas" og "Monarch of the Seas" til veis ende - har selv seilt på "Monach of the Seas" i 2001
110934877_1542123335959142_3593089107743141733_n.jpg
Foto: Fatih Takmakli
 
Last edited:

Refvik

Administrator
Staff member
"Monarch of the Seas", "Sovereign of the Seas" og "Carnival Fantasy"
Aliaga Ship Breaking Yard.jpg
Foto: Fatih Takmakli
 

rd77

Active Member
In a few day's time, Carnival Inspiration (sistership of Carnival Fantasy), will also be beached, probably next to Fantasy. The line-up will get even more bizarre. As the unofficial "historian" of Aliaga, Selim San (@captainselim on Instagram) said: "Aliaga cruiseport!": http://instagr.am/p/CDO1OxVgCDt/
 
Top