Second Hand Market

The second-hand cruise ship market is highlighted by two to three nine- to eight-figure transactions on an annual basis.

Recent transactions as of late July 2018 include the sale of P&O UK’s Oriana to a yet unidentified buyer; the Louis Majesty to Mano Maritime; Holland America Line’s Prinsendam to Phoenix Reisen; and P&O Australia’s Pacific Eden to Cruises & Maritime Voyages.

Cruise Industry News tracks the second hand cruise ship market, including vessel sales and key charters, along with ship withdrawals, with data extending back to 1983 in the Cruise Ship Second Hand Market Report.


Most Recent Cruise Ship Transactions:

ShipSelling Party (1)New OperatorTonnageCapacityBuiltPrice/TermsDelivery
BremenHapag-LloydScylla6,7521551990N/AMay 2021
AtlanticaCostaCSSC85,6192,1142000N/AQ4 2019
MediterraneaCostaCSSC85,6192,1142003N/AQ4 2020
Pacific JewelP&O AustraliaZen Cruises70,2501,5901990N/AMarch 2019
PrinsendamHolland AmericaPhoenix Reisen38,4848351988N/ASummer 2019
OrianaP&O UKCTS69,1531,8221995N/ASummer 2019
GeminiSunStoneEts19,0931,0741992Summer CharterQ2 2018
DiscovererSilverseaTBD5,2001281989Charter EndedSummer 2019


(1) May also represent chartering party.

For a full accounting of second hand market transactions dating back to 1983, please see the Cruise Ship Second Hand Market Report.

Last Updated January 16, 2019

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