Carnival Fascination to be scrapped at Gadani Pakistan

   February 16, 2022 ,   Accidents

The 1994-built Carnival Fascination - the fourth of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's eight Fantasy-class vessels - is soon to be beached for scrapping at Pakistan's Gadani Ship Breaking Yard. Gadani is currently ranked the world's third-largest shipbreaking facility - following Alang (India) and Chittagong (Bangladesh), and followed by Aliaga (Turkey).

According to the vessel's AIS data, the renamed ("Y HARMONY") is currently at anchorage off Gadani's coast. Between December 23, 2021, and February 2, 2022, the ship was anchored off Colombo Sri Lanka.

Carnival Fascination cruise ship

In mid-June 2020, Carnival Corporation (shipowner) announced that intends to sell ships in FY2020 - instead of the previously expected fleet optimization planned over the next 3-5 years. Carnival added that already has preliminary agreements for selling 13 liners (in September the number was increased to 18) which were slated to leave the fleet in 2020. The list included CCL's Fantasy-class (fleet's oldest) boats Fantasy, Inspiration, Imagination, and Fascination.

CCL Fascination's last drydock refurbishment was in 2018.

On July 29, 2020, the vessel arrived and docked in Cadiz Spain, for a cold layup.

On September 16, 2020, Carnival announced Fascination's sale - to an undisclosed buyer. According to rumors, the new shipowner was an Asian company that plans to operate the liner as a hotel ship. On November 25, 2020, was registered the company Century Harmony Cruise Ltd (incorporated in the Marshall Islands) and reported as the new shipowner. In October the vessel's name was changed to "Century Harmony".

A total of 144x cruises were canceled - departures scheduled for the period November 1, 2020, through April 30, 2022. CCL Fascination ship was planned for 2020-2021 homeporting in San Juan Puerto Rico and Bridgetown Barbados to operate on 7-day Southern Caribbean itineraries (roundtrips) visiting St Thomas Island (Charlotte Amalie), St Maarten Island (Philipsburg), St Kitts Island (Port Zante-Basseterre) and St Lucia Island (Castries).

Carnival Fascination cruise ship

In January 2022, following two repositioning cruises (2-day Bridgetown to San Juan, and 7-day San Juan to Mobile AL) the ship had scheduled a total of 22x Western Caribbean roundtrips from Mobile Alabama USA (January 16 through April 30, 2022). The ex-Mobile program was based on short breaks to Mexico - 4-night (to Cozumel) and 5-night (Cozumel and Progreso).

  • In December 2020, the vessel remained at anchorage off Gibraltar UK. On December 28, it departed Gibraltar en route to Singapore, transitting Suez Canal on January 3, 2021.
  • On March 6, 2021, the boat arrived and anchored off Port Ningbo China.
  • On May 3, 2021, the boat anchored off Qushan Island, China.

After the acquisition, Carnival Fascination's flag-state was changed from Bahamas (MMSI 309682000/Nassau) to Panama (MMSI 356402000/Colon).

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