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Title: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on November 16, 2020, 11:37:01 pm
There are rumors that the Grand Celebration (ex. Carnival Celebration) has been sold for scrap in Alang, India (the same place where her sister ship Henna (ex. Carnival Jubilee, Pacific Sun) was scrapped in 2017) as it seems like the vessel has been sold. Now, BPCL is denying that they sold the vessel for scrap, but her ship tractor says otherwise as it has a destination for Alang. Also, news articles are talking about her. If the sale is confirmed to be true, that will leave the Magellan (ex. Carnival Holiday, Grand Holiday) as the last Holiday-class vessel (Magellan was recently bought by SeaJets). Here are the links.

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23877-bahamas-paradise-s-grand-celebration-likely-getting-scrapped.html

https://www.tradewindsnews.com/cruise-and-ferry/bahamas-paradise-denies-reports-of-ship-headed-for-scrap/2-1-911991

https://www.cruisehive.com/could-former-carnival-cruise-be-heading-for-the-scrapyard/43356

https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/11/articles/crew-member-rights/bahamas-paradises-grand-celebration-heading-to-scrap-yard/


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on November 17, 2020, 03:38:41 pm
You know, SeaJets could have bought Grand Celebration. After all, they bought her sister ship Magellan.


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Clive Harvey on November 17, 2020, 05:32:48 pm
Yes indeed, they could have done that but perhaps, having just bought several other cruise ships they decided they just did not need another one.


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on November 19, 2020, 04:51:09 pm
After a week of denial, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has confirmed that they did sell the Grand Celebration. They refused to say who they sold her to, but they also said that they're going to keep and upgrade the Grand Classica. Here is the link:

https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/ship-operations/bahamas-paradise-confirms-sale-grand-celebration


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on December 21, 2020, 01:54:13 am
It's likely the so-called Unknown Buyers are acually the Alang shipbreakers as Grand Celebration is around the tip of South Africa heading to Alang.


Title: Grand Celebration
Post by: Brett Bachmann on December 27, 2020, 08:25:59 am
Does anybody know why Grand Celebration is heading to Port Louis, Mauritius?


Title: Re: Grand Celebration
Post by: Stephen Chester on December 27, 2020, 08:58:25 am
I would suspect it is a stop off port on her way to Alang for scrapping.


Title: Re: Grand Celebration
Post by: davidships on December 27, 2020, 04:10:19 pm
Reported by email from member LeoHubrecht:

"Bunkers & provisions"


Title: Re: Grand Celebration
Post by: Brett Bachmann on December 27, 2020, 04:25:57 pm
Hi David, compliments of the season to you. Where is she headed ? A beach ?


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: optflv on December 30, 2020, 08:33:37 pm
AIS is now showing her off Port Louis with her name truncated to "Grand" and reflagged to St. Kitts and Nevis, the only real question left is which beach she's headed to.


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on December 30, 2020, 08:37:54 pm
AIS is now showing her off Port Louis with her name truncated to "Grand" and reflagged to St. Kitts and Nevis, the only real question left is which beach she's headed to.

It's Alang, India.


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on January 01, 2021, 12:39:26 am
Her destination has changed, it it now Alang, India. I fear it's too late to save her.


Title: Re: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship disposal
Post by: Angelgreat on January 14, 2021, 02:46:04 pm
The Grand Celebration has arrived in Alang, India. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24203-another-cruise-ship-is-beached-for-scrapping.html