Cruise Ship Sales and Transfers

The secondhand cruise ship market has traditionally been highlighted by two to three eight- to nine-figure transactions on an annual basis

As the existing cruise fleet grows larger and ages, the secondhand market was expected to grow minimally, as the pool of qualified buyers is limited in scope.

COVID-19, however, sent a shockwave through the world, and turned the secondhand ship market upside down over night. 

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:

Ship
Selling Party1
New Operator1
Tonnage
Capacity
Build
Price/Terms
Delivery
RCGS Resolute
Undisclosed
Heritage Expeditions
8,378
184
1991
Long-Term Charter
2022
Santa Cruz II
Metropolitan Touring
Hurtigruten
7,000
100
2001
LOng-Term Charter
2022
Costa Magica
Costa
Carnival
103,000
2,720
2004
Inter-Company Transfer
2022
Unnamed Newbuild
AIDA
Carnival
183,900
5,400
2023
Inter-Company Transfer
2023
AIDAcara
AIDA
Undosclosed
38,600
1,186
1996
N/A
2021

(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 July 02, 2021