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Cruise Ship Sold for Scrap

Two weeks ago, Cruise Fever reported that Carnival Corporation was in the process of selling six cruise ships from their various cruise lines.

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The news was announced during Carnival’s quarterly earnings report. While report did not mention which six ships were being sold or from which cruise lines, we now know of one ship that is being sold for scrap.

Costa Victoria arrived in Piombino, Italy last week where the cruise ship will be dismantled. Mayor Francesco Ferrari broke the news on social media about how the demolition of the cruise ship will create jobs for the local economy.

Costa Victoria went into service in 1996 and spend her entire 24 year history with Costa Cruises. The 75,000 gross ton Victoria class cruise ship could carry just under 2,000 passengers at double occupancy and 2,394 passengers at maximum occupancy.

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Ben Souza
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