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Industry styrtbløder: Cruise ship smoking for dismantling

It is not only the airlines, which is loaded in the benlås of coronakrisen. Also krydstogtrederierne is in big trouble, and it can eventually send a large number of ageing vessels for scrapping ahead of time.

It points out, among other things, adm. director of the investment bank AMA Capital Partners, Peter Shaerf, opposite rejsemediet Travelweekly.

- I expect within a year and a half, that we will see around 30 cruise ships be taken out of production and sold or scrapped. It will be the old ships, for when the cruise industry is going up in pace, the audience will not demand cruises with the old ships, he says to the media.

If the prophecy comes true, it will according to the Danish branchemedie Standby.dk correspond to, approximately, every 10. ocean-going cruise liner will be cut from.

The worldwide organization for krydstogsrederier, CLIA, has 277 ships under its umbrella, which is equivalent to approximately 95 percent of the market, writes the media.

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If the companies end up having to take upwards of 30 cruise ships out of service at roughly the same time, it will according to Peter Shaerf be difficult to find outlets that will extend the ships ' life.

According to him, there are currently very few buyers, just as it is difficult to get financing. The same points krydstogtshistoriker Peter Knego, which highlights the 23-year-old Costa Victoria as an example. Under normal circumstances, it would according to him have been sold, but now it will be instead sent to recycling.

- If there was a healthy market for it, would they sell the ship. But they must have the sand, that it is not the case, says Peter Knego to the Travelweekly.

the Costa Victoria is owned today by the american krydstogtsgigant Carnival Corp., within the next three months plan to dispose of six of its regular cruise ships out of a total crew of over 100 ships.

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