Since cruise lines throughout the world are ceasing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic (global health crisis), it is affecting the cruise industry very badly. For spending these hard times easily by reducing costs, cruise lines have put their cruise ships in cold lay-up, and they deported many of their team members.
We will be observing those cruise ships that are scrapped or sold out by cruise lines for adjusting their operations moving ahead. We already understand that the Carnival Corporation has declared an entirety of 13 ships to be disposed of over its nine different cruise brands. The list we are going to mention below has about five ships, which are the most significant one and mostly talked about, which are leaving the line.
Carnival Inspiration (Carnival Cruise Line)
It was narrated about Carnival Inspiration that it will leave the fleet but was not announced officially by the Carnival Cruise Line, yet it was confirmed.
The Fantasy-class cruise ship has now been dismantled of all her valuable items and equipment in Curacao and at this time is travelling for Izmir, Turkey.
This ship will be scrapped at the north side of Izmir, where the Aliaga ship breaking facility is located. She is heeding related ship Carnival Fantasy that has also been sold.
Costa neoRomantica (Costa Cruises)
Celestyal Cruises have bought the adored Costa cruise ship that makes its entry to the service in 1993. This ship has been scrapped because of the shock from the suspension system of cruise operations. It appears after origin company Carnival Corp that declared the disposal of 13 cruise ships.
MS Amsterdam (Holland America Line)
Amsterdam has been sold out to a mid-ship cruise line in the UK called Fred Olsen Cruises. The ship has been sold as a pair with Rotterdam, its sister ship and will be assigned a new name as Bolette.
MS Amsterdam has a total capacity of above 62,700 that makes her the largest among the four Holland America cruise ships to be sold. In terms of guest capacity, it carries more than 1,300 guests along with 640 troupe members.
MS Rotterdam (Holland America Line)
Holland America Line is about to sell the Rotterdam ship along with Amsterdam, its sister ship, to Fred Olsen Cruises. The UK cruise line will change the name of the ship Borealis to join the fleet at the end of 2020.
The Holland America cruise ship got its entry to the service by the year 1997 with a total guest capacity of 1,400 along with 600 team members.
MS Veendam (Holland America Line)
The Veendam cruise ship will leave the fleet as well because it is sold mow to somewhat an unknown buyer. Carnival Corp, the Parent company, wants to sell the ship as a pair with Maasdam.
The Veendam made her entry in the fleet in 1996, weighing over 57,000 gross tons. The guest capacity is more than 1,300, along with 560 team members.
Apart from these cruise ships, some other ships were also sold out or scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic.