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:

 Cruise Line Selling Party1 New Operator1 Tonnage Capacity Built Price/Terms Delivery
 Bremen Hapag-Lloyd Scylla 6,752 155 1990 N/A May 2021
 Atlantica Costa CSSC 85,619 2,114 2000 N/A Q4 2019
 Mediterranea Costa CSSC 85,619 2,114 2003 N/A Q4 2020
 Pacific Jewel P&O Australia Zen Cruises 70,250 1,590 1990 N/A March 2019
 Prinsendam Holland America Phoenix Reisen 38,484 835 1988 N/A Summer 2019
 Oriana P&O UK CTS 69,153 1,822 1995 N/A Summer 2019
 Gemini SunStone Ets 19,093 1,074 1992 Summer Charter Q2 2018
 Discoverer Silversea TBD 5,200 128 1989 Charter Ended Summer 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 17, 2019

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