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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.


ShipSelling Party1New Operator1TonnageCapacityBuiltPrice/TermsDate
True North IIRatu MotuTrue North Adventure Cruises281221999Returning to the fleet after a long-term charterNov. 2022
Costa LuminosaCosta CruisesCarnival Cruise Line92,7002,2602009Inter-Company TransferSept. 2022
World DreamGenting InsolvencyTBD150,0003,4002017Auctioned via the Singapore SheriffDec. 2022
Global DreamGenting InsolvencyDisney Cruise Line208,0005,0002022To be completed by Disney / 2025 delivery.Nov. 2022
SH DianaHelsinki ShipyardSwan Hellenic12,1001922023Helsinki Shipyard exercised the right to sell the ship by tenderDec. 2022

(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: Monday, January 2, 2023