Published: October 26, 2020 - 12:01 AM
Carnival Cruises Carnival Victory was moved from the shipyard in Spain to a Lay-up Berth. Pictured File Photo: Carnival Victory in New York
Carnival Cruises' rust streaked Carnival Victory sailed under her own power from the Spain's Navantia Puerto Real Shipyard where she arrived on March 12, 2020 to a lay-up berth (previously occupied by the Carnival Fascination) at the Navantia Cadiz Shipyard. The transfer happened this past weekend.
The Carnival Victory was to undergo a $200 Million dollar transformation into the Carnival Radiance and sail a series of cruises from New York to New England/Canada; or the Caribbean. Demolition work has begun when the ship left FLorida on March 4, 2020 enroute to Spain, but work came to a halt when COVID-19 struck Spain and caused the shipyard to halt work. In addition, die to financial issues, Carnival Cruises temporarily de-funded the transformation. Since the work has stopped, the Carnival Victory was removed from the drydock has spent the last 4 months at a pier at the shipyard before the latest transfer this past weekend.
Carnival has expressed an interest to complete the major upgrade BUT said that they are still choosing a shipyard to complete the work.
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