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Is Carnival Corporation & plc really going to sell about 15 ships?

8 minutes read • October 26th, 2017
Recently, we’ve heard the rumors that Carnival Corporation & plc is going to sell about 15 ships. We haven’t found a reliable proof of this fact yet. However, a little research of S&P broker websites opened us several interesting points. We saw 

old cruise ships for sale

that are very similar to the following ones...
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Carnival Corporation & plc ships in the port of St. Maarten
 
P&O-UK
MV Oriana

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Oriana cruise ship by Pjotr Mahhonin
/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

 
This experienced cruise liner is a representative of the P&O cruises family. She took her maiden voyage on April 9, 1995. By the way, the cruise liner has a beautiful Godmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Currently, the vessel with a tonnage of 69,153 GT and a capacity of 1,928 passengers (maximum) is the smallest cruise ship of P&O Cruises (after Adonia).
Did you know that MV Oriana is an honored holder of the Golden Cockerel trophy for the fastest liner in the P&O fleet?
Here’s what we saw on one of an advertising websites (www.commercial.apolloduck.com): this cruise liner priced at $130 million is very similar to the Oriana.
 
COSTA CRUISES
Costa neoClassica

carnival old cruise ships for saleCosta neoClassica cruise ship in Argostoli port, Cephalonia Greece by Kefalonitis94/Wiki/ СC BY-SA 4.0
 
Costa neoClassica is the cruise liner that has sailed under the Costa Cruises flag since 1991. She has the tonnage of 52,926 GT and the capacity of 1,680 guests (maximum) and 620 crew members.
In August 2017, the company announced that Costa neoClassica would leave its fleet in March 2018. However, her buyer hasn’t been named yet.
We found similar liner put on for sale for $150 million. She reminded us of Costa neoClassica. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com
 
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
MS Prinsendam

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Prinsendam liner by Pjotr Mahhonin/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

Holland America Line has operated MS Prinsendam built in 1988 since 2002.
Initially, the vessel sailed as Royal Viking Sun under the Royal Viking Line's flag. After the company had ceased to exist, she was purchased by Cunard (in 1994). In 1999, the liner was transferred to Seabourn Cruise Line and got the new name of Seabourn Sun. Then the ship joined her current cruise family.
BTW, Prinsendam has a romantic nickname – the liner is also called the Elegant Explorer. She has the tonnage of 38,848 GT and the capacity of 835 cruise lovers and 443 crew members.
The ship that is very similar to the Elegant Explorer is listed for sale now. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com

MS Maasdam
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Maasdam cruise ship by Tony Hisgett/Wiki/ CC BY 2.0
 
Another HAL’s beauty, MS Maasdam, was built for the company in 1993. The liner with the tonnage of 55,575 GT can accommodate up to 1,258 passengers and 580 crew members.
She cost the company $180 million. Now the cruise liner that reminded us of the Maasdam is priced at $120 million. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com
 
MS Veendam
carnival old cruise ships for saleVeendam cruise ship in Juneau, Alaska
 
MS Veendam, the Maasdam’s twin operated by HAL, entered service in 1996. Since that time, she has faithfully served the company.
The liner has the tonnage of 57,092 GT and the capacity of 1,350 passengers and 568 crew members.
We suppose this vessel is very similar to the Veendam. She is priced at $140 million. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com
 
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Carnival Fantasy

carnival old cruise ships for saleCarnival Fantasy cruise ship in the Mississippi River, New Orleans
 
Carnival Fantasy is the lead ship of the Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy class of cruise liners. She took her maiden voyage on March 1, 1990.
The vessel with the tonnage of 70,367 GT accommodates 2,675 travelers and 920 crew members.
By the way, currently, Carnival Fantasy is the oldest member of the company’s fleet. As sad as it sounds the Carnival’s intention to sell her is obvious. Here’s what we found: the vessel that looks like Fantasy priced at $100 million. Here is the link: www.yachtworld.com

Carnival Ecstasy
carnival old cruise ships for saleEcstasy cruise ship docked in New Orleans
 
Carnival Ecstasy has served CCL since 1991. The ship has the tonnage of 70,367 GT and the capacity of 2,634 passengers and 920 crew members.
Just like the Fantasy, Carnival Ecstasy is also the representative of the company’s Fantasy class of cruise ships. Besides, she’s the second oldest vessel in the fleet. 
We think this liner put up for sale for $100 million looks very similar to Carnival Ecstasy. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com
 
Carnival Inspiration
carnival old cruise ships for saleCarnival Inspiration cruise ship
 
Carnival Inspiration, another representative of the Carnival’s Fantasy class, was built in 1996. The ship with the tonnage of 70,376 GT and the capacity of 3,450 passengers and 920 crew members cost the company $270 million.
Now the very similar cruise liner is put on for sale for $250 million. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com
 
Carnival Paradise
carnival old cruise ships for saleCarnival Paradise cruise ship in Tampa by Jared/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
 

Well, Carnival Paradise is also the Fantasy class ship. It seems that the company intends to sell all the members of this class (or most of them).
She joined the company’s fleet in 1998. She has the tonnage of 70,367 GT and the capacity of 2,594 passengers and 920 crew members.
An interesting fact: Carnival Paradise was the world’s first non-smoking ship.
We saw this cruise liner on one of the S&P broker websites. This beauty is priced at $250 million and looks like the Paradise. Here is the link: www.yachtworld.com
 
Carnival Triumph
carnival old cruise ships for saleCarnival Triumph cruise liner
 
Unlike the Carnival’s ships mentioned above, Carnival Triumph is the member of the Destiny class. The vessel was built in 1999, and she cost the company $420 million.
The ship with the tonnage of 101,509 GT can accommodate 3,143 guests and 1,100 crew members.
We found this ship similar to Carnival Triumph. One can purchase her for $350 million. Here is the link: www.commercial.apolloduck.com

Besides, we’ve heard that Sun Princess and Sea Princess (Princess Cruises), Pacific Dawn and Pacific Jewel (P&O Cruises Australia), AidaCara (AIDA Cruises), and Costa neoRomantica (Costa Cruises) are also likely to be put on sale as the oldest ships in the fleets of Carnival’s brands. However, we haven’t found them on the S&P broker websites.
 
As we can see, there are many Carnival cruise ships for sale. No doubt this is sad news for all cruise lovers. Particularly for those who took their first sailings on one of these liners. Nevertheless, there’s also good news: it means that we can expect new cruise liners to replace the sold ones!
If you have any insight news, please share with us. 
We’ll closely monitor the situation and share the updates with you!
Next time, we’ll talk about the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. old cruise liners for sale! You can read about it here.

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