Video footage has been captured of the moment the Carnival Fantasy is beached in preparation for scrapping at Aliaga, Turkey.
Carnival Fantasy Beached
The Carnival Fantasy cruise ship which is the first in her class has officially reached the end as the vessel as been beached at the Aliaga ship breaking facility in Turkey. She joins the two former Royal Caribbean cruise ships of Monarch of the Seas and Sovereign of the Seas.
The former Carnival cruise ship arrived just off the coast of Aliaga on Tuesday morning and was anchored until she was able to be beached today. The ship will be taken apart and her metal sold off. The ship has already been stripped of all important items when she was docked in Curacao 15 days ago.
You can watch the moment the vessel is beached below:
As you can see below, the cruise ship is now right next to the former Royal Caribbean and Pullmantur ships where they all await to be scrapped. They will soon be joined by the Carnival Inspiration cruise ship which is already on her way towards Aliaga and currently in the Meditteranean.
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More cruise ships could be beached and scrapped as the global health crises continue to impact the cruise industry around the world. The Carnival Imagination and Carnival Fascination are also going into a cold lay-up as the cruise line plans on a phased-in return to service.
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Carnival Fantasy is the first ship in her class and entered service in 1990 at 70,367 gross tons. She helped grow to what it now the world’s largest cruise line. Carnival Cruise Line “did” have a total of eight Fantasy-class vessels.
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