Cruise News Briefs – January 19, 2021 [VIDEO]

Two Former Carnival Ships Scrapped 

Former Carnival ship Celebration is currently being dismantled at a scrapyard in Alang, India, and her sister ship Holiday is allegedly en route to the same fate.

Most recently, Celebration was sailing as Grand Celebration for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, and Holiday was sailing as Magellan for Cruise & Maritime Voyages before it went bankrupt due to the pandemic.

Greek ferry company SeaJets had purchased Magellan, but it appears that it has decided it was worth more as scrap.

Both ships were part of the Holiday-class, which was the first class of ships built specifically for Carnival. 

STORY: Two Former Carnival Ships Scrapped

Halifax Hangs on Hope

At the beginning of last year, the port of Halifax had high hopes for the 2020 Canada/New England season.

The port was expecting to welcome over 200 ship visits carrying 350,000 passengers until the pandemic hit and the season was canceled.

Now, port and city officials are bracing for another nonexistent cruise season, but are also hopeful that they will see ships this year.

As a silver lining, Nova Scotia has seen only 1,500 COVID-19 cases in its nearly 1 million population, which will be a good selling point for both cruise lines and health authorities.

STORY: Halifax Has Hope for 2021 Cruises

Adventures by Disney Heads South

Adventures By Disney has announced that it will soon be offering expedition cruises.

The company will launch a series of sailings to Antarctica on two of Ponant cruise line’s ships. 

Galapagos cruises are also being added to Adventures By Disney’s lineup. The new expedition voyages open to the general public on January 22.

STORY: Disney Heads into Expedition Market

Stock Report

The stock market was closed on Monday, January 18, 2021.

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