Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
shof515

Two Carnival Cruise Ships Have Been Sold and Two Others Going to Long Term Lay-Up Status

Recommended Posts

4 minutes ago, Dave0311 said:

So sad to see how poor she looks on the outside. It's like a metaphor for the state of the industry right now. 😢

It is interesting how quickly the rust started to show.  I guess it goes to show that all the touch-ups they do continuously during operations really does help keep up appearance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cruisingator2 said:

Photos credit: Facebook and Instagram 

79FA4C5A-F80D-4DF5-A67A-EEBAA4F309F5.jpeg

D0075AA5-50BC-45C7-8292-80C8BEB3AE3B.jpeg

C212F734-203F-4162-96A3-474AA789928F.jpeg

48EA9411-4FA1-498A-8F53-857EBD6718D0.jpeg

 

Good bye little girl. 😪 

Thanks for all the fond memories you have given all of us on your small intimate ship. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

🥺 hate to see this, even tho I know most ships end up this way eventually.


Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Dave0311 said:

So sad to see how poor she looks on the outside. It's like a metaphor for the state of the industry right now. 😢


Agree but there are probably 100 more that looks exactly this way right now. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, quattrohead said:

I bet they have never had so many ships in good enough mechanical order to blast full speed up onto the beach.

Caribe1/ Regal empress limped to Algang and almost did not make it, as as happened to many ships over the years.


Sailed on the Caribe in 1992 to the eastern Caribbean out of Miami. She was special.

DE4E792B-98B2-45F4-80AB-1F1281C3DE58.jpeg

068DF503-5878-4298-B4A9-DD9998D49D98.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep they gave that some beans getting it up there.

Fascination and Imagination are next.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, cruisingator2 said:


Sailed on the Caribe in 1992 to the eastern Caribbean out of Miami. She was special.

DE4E792B-98B2-45F4-80AB-1F1281C3DE58.jpeg

068DF503-5878-4298-B4A9-DD9998D49D98.jpeg

 

My first two cruises in 1988 and 89 were on Caribe. I fell in love with cruising on this ocean liner. Loved the old classics. I also !ove Fantasy! Lots of crazy good times on 4 Fantasy cruises so really a bummer to see this ship gone as well😢

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, Host Carolyn said:

 

My first two cruises in 1988 and 89 were on Caribe. I fell in love with cruising on this ocean liner. Loved the old classics. I also !ove Fantasy! Lots of crazy good times on 4 Fantasy cruises so really a bummer to see this ship gone as well😢


I sometimes chuckle when I read comments calling a ten year old ship “old”. The Caribe was 39 years old when we cruised on this ship. Another of my favorites was the Seabreeze from Dolphin Cruise Line. This ship was 36 years old when we cruised in 1993. Seven nights to the eastern Caribbean. A true beauty.

7E7F0EE2-2E26-4BAE-85EE-CEC40B7FFE00.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/29/2020 at 2:32 PM, cruisingator2 said:


I sometimes chuckle when I read comments calling a ten year old ship “old”. The Caribe was 39 years old when we cruised on this ship. Another of my favorites was the Seabreeze from Dolphin Cruise Line. This ship was 36 years old when we cruised in 1993. Seven nights to the eastern Caribbean. A true beauty.

7E7F0EE2-2E26-4BAE-85EE-CEC40B7FFE00.jpeg

I got married on the Seabreeze in 97.  Very fond memories.  She was sailing for premier cruise line then and her hull was completely Blue 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how Carnival decided which Fantasty Class ships to scrap. The Fantasy was for sure...but why the Inspiration over some of her older sisters. And I thought they would want to keep the Fascination in the fleet as she has balconies and maybe lay up on of the others without...very odd indeed as to how they choose ships to take out of service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, roeco9084 said:

I wonder how Carnival decided which Fantasty Class ships to scrap. The Fantasy was for sure...but why the Inspiration over some of her older sisters. And I thought they would want to keep the Fascination in the fleet as she has balconies and maybe lay up on of the others without...very odd indeed as to how they choose ships to take out of service.

The four remaining Fantasy Class ships (Ecstasy, Sensation, Elation, and Paradise ) all have balconies. I believe that the ships taken out of service were the next ones due for a dry dock. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fascination is due for drydock by February 2021, and is presumably still scheduled for November 6-20, 2020, for what would likely be just routine engine, propeller, hull, and hotel maintenance.

 

Imagination is not due until October 2022, but of course does not have the additional balconies.

 

Inspiration was due by November 2021, as her last drydock was November 2018.

 

Fantasy was not due until January 2022, and her schedule prior to being retired would have allowed for that, however she had no sailings scheduled beyond January 8, 2022.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ecstasy (10/19) & Sensation (01/20) have had recent dry docks. The Elation & Paradise are the youngest of the class, and having had recent extensive dry docks which added balconies and the new Grand Deck make them the most desirable of the class. They picked the right four to take out of service. 😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/29/2020 at 2:32 PM, cruisingator2 said:


I sometimes chuckle when I read comments calling a ten year old ship “old”. The Caribe was 39 years old when we cruised on this ship. Another of my favorites was the Seabreeze from Dolphin Cruise Line. This ship was 36 years old when we cruised in 1993. Seven nights to the eastern Caribbean. A true beauty.

7E7F0EE2-2E26-4BAE-85EE-CEC40B7FFE00.jpeg

 

 

Also sailed on Seabreeze in 1993/94. Girls cruises. We closed the disco way way down almost in crew quarters deck each nite.  Loved this ship as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Host Carolyn said:

 

 

Also sailed on Seabreeze in 1993/94. Girls cruises. We closed the disco way way down almost in crew quarters deck each nite.  Loved this ship as well. 

Wasn't Caribe later Regal Empress?  I sailed on it out of Port Manatee to the western Caribbean. The disco was way down in the bowels of the ship!

 

BobK/Orlando

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/29/2020 at 10:51 AM, ch09 said:

Looks like a parking lot for late 80’s to early 90’s ships.

 

It's odd seeing the "bigger" ships now getting scrapped. I remember when I first started cruising and thought these ships were gigantic then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, assuming the Fascination & Imagination also get scrapped, Carnival would have 25 ships by 2022 if the Celebration is ready on time. So there won't be a shortage of ships for Carnival. Just surprised the Fascination is going before Ecstasy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, toad455 said:

Also, assuming the Fascination & Imagination also get scrapped, Carnival would have 25 ships by 2022 if the Celebration is ready on time. So there won't be a shortage of ships for Carnival. Just surprised the Fascination is going before Ecstasy.

Pretty sure I saw a recent picture of the Fascination and she had balconies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, roeco9084 said:

Pretty sure I saw a recent picture of the Fascination and she had balconies.

You are correct. 😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, roeco9084 said:

Pretty sure I saw a recent picture of the Fascination and she had balconies.

Not a lot, but she does have balconies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I got married on the Seabreeze in 97.  Very fond memories.  She was sailing for premier cruise line then and her hull was completely Blue 


i agree with you. the current crop of cruisers have no idea of the beauty and majesty of past ocean liners but that is the trend. unfortunately the cruise lines need to adapt to the masses. sad but the money controls!


Sent from my iPad using Forums

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...