Carnival Cruise ships that could be up for sale

Cruise Hive has provided an interesting round-up of the vessels that Carnival could be offloading in the not too distant future. Some were already slated for disposal, while for others the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated sale plans.

Without specifying names, Carnival mentioned that six cruise ships across its nine cruise brands already had agreements in place to be sold or scrapped before the end of 2020. It hinted that even more cruise ships could be sold Cruise Hive listed a number of vessels have started to pop up on vessel brokerage sites.

It was emphasized that a brokerage listing did not guarantee a sale.

Carnival Fantasy

The ship is currently the oldest in the fleet, dating back to 1990. The vessel is currently listed at $100m. The ship last underwent a refurbishment in 2019, but this was mainly just general maintenance and essentials. Carnival Fantasy is 70,367 gt with a passenger capacity of 2,056 at double occupancy.

Before the suspension of operations the vessel was sailing out of the Port of Mobile in Alabama.

Carnival Ecstasy

The entered service in 1991. The ship is currently listed for sale on the Ferry & Cruise Shipbrokers web site. Pre mid-March, Carnival Ecstasy was sailing from Jacksonville, Florida.

Carnival Elation

The ship is up for sale at Yacht World and the current price for the ship is $250m. The vessel joined the Carnival fleet in 1998 and is one of the newest in the Fantasy-class. It is 71,909 gt and has a guest capacity of 2,190 at double occupancy. The ship is based out of Port Canaveral, Florida.

Carnival Inspiration

This vessel is one of the newest of the Fantasy-class vessels (all about 70,000 gt with a capacity of just over 2,000 passengers), having entered service in 1996. The vessel is listed on Yacht World for $155m. However, it was The ship is also listed on the popular Ferry & Cruise Shipbroker site for $200m.

Carnival Sunrise

The listing of Carnival Sunrise, part of the Sunshine-class, was considered a surprise by Cruisehive. The vessel underwent a huge transformation from the Carnival Triumph in Spring 2019. The ship originally entered Carnival’s service in 1999 is up for sale at Ferry & Cruise Shipbrokers for $350 million. However, since the listing was first found, it has been removed, possibly indicating second thoughts by Carnival. Carnival Sunrise is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.