With Carnival Inspiration expected in the next few days, this is just the beginning for the arrival of olders and unwanted cruise ships in Turkey to be scrapped. Four cruise ships, the Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Inspiration, Pullmantur Monarch and Pullmantur Sovereign are currently in the early stages of their dismantling in Aliaga, Turkey. It is anticipated that Carnival Fantasy will remain at anchor off Aliaga until Carnival Inspiration arrives where both ships will then be beached in preparation for the scrapping process to begin. Copyright © 2020 MediaWorks TV - All Rights Reserved, By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Access and Privacy Policy, Fantasy underwent an entire refit in January, 2019, Maiden voyage: January 16, 1988 as Sovereign of the Seas, In 2004, MS Sovereign was refurbished and was the subject of the TV mini-series Dry-Dock, A Cruise Ship Reborn, Maiden voyage: November 11, 1991 as Monarch of the Seas. On July 10, the shipowner Carnival Corporation's CEO revealed that its 9 brands would remove 13 ships from their fleets in 2020 to cut operational costs. There may be more coming in the months ahead. The lead ship in what would be 8 Fantasy Class ships for Carnival – the 70,367 GRT Carnival Fantasy entered service in 1990 whilst Carnival Inspiration would enter service 6 years later in 1996. In the coming days, everything will be removed as the first stage of the scrapping, which during recent interviews Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald insisted be referred to as “recycling”. 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Theatre scenery and lighting may find its way into show productions. It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, according to Wouter Rozenveld, director of Sea2Cradle, an expert in green ship recycling who was hired by Carnival to oversee the safe dismantling of its ships. Yep – sure is Bob. ( Log Out /  Without much of a market for second-hand tonnage, the main worth of the ships is the steel that makes up the superstructure. In its third-quarter filing, Carnival Corporation said it planned to sell 18 “less efficient” ships in 2020, resulting in a 12% reduction of its nine-brand fleet. Nautica Goods blog official Fatih Takmaklı mentions that there will be at least six more cruise ships that will arrive at Aliaga for getting scrapped in 2020. 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CARNIVAL FANTASY (Scrapped Cruise Ships) current ship position tracker and cruise itinerary with port details. After the pandemic, many cruise companies sent their old ships to the scrapyards for economic reasons. Rather than letting toxic chemicals spew into the water, the Turkish yard collects the materials, has them catalogued by Sea2Cradle, and then hands them over to the government-run Ship Recycling Association of Turkey for proper disposal. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies and local storage. The ships all had big fan bases, even as they aged. To prevent those incidents, the Turkish ship-breaking yard undertakes its work in a concrete holding area that catches debris; in similar facilities throughout India and Bangladesh, the process may happen on the beach. Have also worked in the cruise industry with Carnival UK and Planet Cruise to name but a few. For the cruise company, it’s an opportunity to recoup at least some value from an asset that’s acting as dead weight; while ships’ values decline with age, the Fantasy was originally built for about $225m. Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999. “Even if a vaccine becomes available, how many of us will be comfortable jumping right back on cruise ships?”. Aluminium, copper and stainless steel are also salvaged and resold, along with other valuable commodities that mostly remain in Turkey. That scrapping port is beginning to get a little crowded . “Those ships were giving us a bad drain,” Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said during a recent webinar with the Society of American Travel Writers. RCC-Royal Caribbean Cruises makes using FCCs easier, Cruise ships and yachts allowed to dock in Thailand. Along with the risk of these market fluctuations, the buyer also takes on the uncertainty of just how much metal can be salvaged. Basically anything and everything that can be sold, sells. These images show the same ships featured in the images above in their former glory, filled with thousands of people on holiday. The 2,056-passenger Carnival Imagination has filed a voyage plan for Aliaga, Turkey, ... Curacao is the same starting point from which two other Carnival ships — Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration — departed for the scrapyards of Aliaga in July. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Along with Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Inspiration was sold for scrapping in July. The scrapyard has also become a pop-up bazaar popular with local hotel managers who sift through the non-metal fittings removed from the ships in search of anything they could use in their hotel buildings. After Sovereign and Monarch belonging to Pullmantur Cruise, he will spend his last days in Aliağa in Fantasy. In July, the 30-year-old ship sailed to the Aegean Sea, wrapping its final voyage in the ship-breaking capital of Aliaga, Turkey. Fantasy and its sister ships started 2020 full of passengers bent on fun-in-the-sun activities in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexican Riviera. The iconic Carnival ship departed Willemstad in Curacao on 13th July and now has arrived at her final destination where she awaits the final stretch to the beach from her anchorage. Each Carnival vessel may take up to nine months to break down, he says, and the blowtorch-based work comes with constant fire hazards. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Disused ships, like planes, are beginning to pile up around the world as travel companies look to offload costs and liabilities due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier d’une série de huit navires construit à Helsinki, en Finlande, pour la compagnie américaine Carnival Cruise Line, il était en service depuis 1990 et est prématurément envoyé à la démolition en raison de la crise liée au coronavirus. A 33 year old who has had an interest in cruising since 8 years old. Why Virgin Voyages selected DeCurtis Shield? Carnival Fantasy in Aliaga The ship, owned by the world's leading cruise company Carnival Cruise, came to the dismantling facilities in Aliaga, Turkey. Carnival Inspiration will arrive in Aliaga next week. Cruise ships were home to some of the earliest coronavirus clusters as the pandemic spread globally early this year. Le design a été retravaillé, certains points améliorés et les capacités optimisées suite aux retour... […], Le premier jeu de Black Jack comme à la table.