Costa Magica cruise ship sold to SeaJets Ferries (Greece) and renamed Mykonos Magic

   February 9, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The Costa Magica ship was sold to the ferry company (Greece's biggest cruise shipowner) SeaJets, owned by Marios Iliopoulos.

The ship was renamed Mykonos Magic and reflagged from Italy (Genoa) to Bermuda (Hamilton).

The last remaining Costa Cruises' crew already disembarked the vessel.

The 2004-built, 2700-passenger Costa Magica is now the newest and largest cruise vessel acquired by SeaJets. Costa's boat has been out of service since the shutdown in 2020.

SeaJets is a leader in Greek coastal shipping, with the biggest fleet of cruise ships in the country consolidating its position as a major player in the Mediterranean/global ship cruising market. During the COVID crisis, SeaJets was the largest buyer of secondhand cruise vessels sold by shipowners like Carnival Corporation, RCG-Royal Caribbean Group, and CMV UK-Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

With Costa Magica's acquisition, SeaJets has bought 7 cruise liners in less than 3 years, including CMV's Columbus and Magellan (later both were sold for scrap), HAL-Holland America’s ms Maasdam (sold to the new French company CFC/Compagnie Francaise De Croisieres), while the former ms Veendam/Aegean Majesty, P&O Oceania/Queen of the Oceans, Pacific Area/Aegean Goddess and Majesty of the Seas remain in cold lay-up in Greece.