Carnival Fantasy Arrives in Turkey Ready for Scrapping
The Carnival Fantasy has completed her journey to Turkey which is her final destination for scrapping at the Aliaga ship breaking facility.
Carnival Fantasy Arrives in Turkey
The Carnival cruise ship which is the first in her class has reached the end of service after arriving in Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping. The vessel arrived this morning after completing a transatlantic voyage that departed Willemstad, Curacao 14 days ago.
The vessel is now anchored off the coast Aliaga and will soon be beached at the ship breaking facility. Cruise Hive has already reported on two former Royal Caribbean cruise ships with the same fate.
Very slowly the once iconic vessel which helped grow the Carnival Cruise Line fleet will be taken apart and the metal will be sold off. All the valuable items and equipment were already stripped when the ship spent some time in Curacao before departing for Aliaga.
Sister ship Carnival Inspiration is also on her way for scrapping and according to the cruise ship tracker, the ship is in the Mediterranean south of Spain. She will soon join the Carnival Fantasy and it’s likely both ships will be beached around the same time.
Carnival Cruise Line announced last Thursday that the two Fantasy-class vessels had been sold. It was pretty much already known as the ships had already been stripped before heading across the Atlantic. The cruise line also confirmed that Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination will go into a very cold lay-up and won’t be resuming cruises operations for a while.
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It comes as no surprise that Carnival Fantasy is being scrapped as she was the oldest ship in the fleet and starting to show her age. The ship has also been on brokerage sites before the global health crisis hit. Carnival Fantasy entered service in 1990 and her most recent dry dock took place in January 2019. she’s 70,367 gross tons with a guest capacity of 2,054 at double occupancy.