Cruise News Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Ship Completes Final Journey Before Scrapping

Carnival Cruise Ship Completes Final Journey Before Scrapping

Affiliate Disclaimer

Princess Cruises Confirms Two Cruise Ships Have Been Sold

Princess Cruises has confirmed in communication to travel agents that two cruise ships have been sold which is in-line with Carnival Corp's announcement of a total of 18 vessels being disposed of.

When Will Each Cruise Line Resume Sailings Again?

Take a look at when each cruise line will resume cruises once again due to the current state of travel around the world.

Set Sail Safely Act to Get Cruise Industry Moving Again

Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio have introduced a new Set Sail Safely Act to get the cruise industry moving again.

The UK’s Largest Cruise Line Cancels All Cruises Until Next Year

The UK cruise industry is pretty much shut down until next year after P&O Cruises announced all cruises are cancelled until 2021.

The Carnival Imagination has completed her long journey across the Atlantic to Turkey where she will be beached and scrapped.

Carnival Imagination Completes Final Journey

The Fantasy-class Carnival cruise ship has finally arrived just off the coast of the Aliaga ship breaking facility in Turkey. This comes after the vessel was docked in Curacao for some time offloading important equipment and items.

When Carnival Imagination was in Curacao last month in the southern Caribbean, it was rumored she would be scrapped. It was then pretty much confirmed after the Cruise Ship Tracker was showing Aliaga, Turkey as the next destination.

Carnival Imagination departed the Caribbean port on August 26 at around 7:00 PM and headed directly to Turkey through the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and finally through the Mediterranean. She’s now in the anchorage position just off the coast and preparing to be beached in the next day or so. Before that, many of the essential crew members will be transferred off, leaving just a handful of staff to get the vessel beached.

Even though the Carnival ship is about to be scrapped, surprisingly, Carnival Cruise Line has not actually announced anything. The last we heard from the cruise lines was the ship to be put into a long-term lay-up along with sister ship Carnival Fascination.

All records of the Carnival Imagination on the Carnival web site have been removed and parent company Carnival Corp has previously announced a total of 13 vessels would be offloaded across its nine cruise brands, nine of these ships will go before the end of the year.

Also Read: Former Holiday-Class Carnival Cruise Ship Put Up for Auction

With the new Excel-class mega-ships on the way for Carnival Cruise Line, it does make sense to offload some of the older Fantasy-class vessels. However, many cruisers will be sad to see the Carnival Imagination be scrapped after such an interesting history. The ship will join Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Fantasy that are already being scrapped at the facility. Two former Royal Caribbean cruise ships Monarch and Sovereign are also being scrapped in Aliaga.

Worth Reading: Which Cruise Ships are Being Scrapped or Sold Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Carnival Imagination joined the fleet in 2005 and has a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy. There are now only five Fantasy-class vessels remaining if you include the Carnival Fascination that is in a long-term lay-up.

Photo Credit: Lisa Bronitt / Shutterstock.com

Carnival Imagination Cruise Ship

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Carnival Imagination Cruise Ship
1.2K Shares
1.2K Shares
Share via
Copy link