Secondhand Market

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

Recent transactions as of late include the sale of Royal Caribbean's Zenith to Pullmantur; the Bremen to Scylla; P&O UK’s Oriana to Chinese interests, 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 Secondhand Market Report.

Most Recent Cruise Ship Transactions:

Secondhand Market

 Cruise Shup Selling Party1 New Operator1 Tonnage Capacity Built Price/Terms Delivery
 Paul Gauguin Pacific Beachcomber Ponant 19,200 332 1997 N/A 2019
 Sapphire Saga Cruises ANEX Tour 37,301 800 1981 N/A Summer 2020
 Zenith Royal Caribbean Peace Boat 47,413 1,827 1992 N/A Q1 2020
 Discoverer SunStone CroisiEurope 5,218 128 1989 N/A Summer 2019
 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 August 12, 2019

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