The Greek fast ferry company Seajets is the new shipowner of the recently sold HAL-Holland America Line ships ms Maasdam and ms Veendam. Seajets is expected to enter the highly competitive ship cruising market with 3 ships in its fleet, as the company already purchased the Oceana cruise ship from P&O Cruises.
In July 2020, HAL announced that 4 of its cruise ships had been sold in pairs to undisclosed buyers with two of them leaving in August and another 2 in the autumn. Shortly after the announcement, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines revealed that the company had bought ms Rotterdam and ms Amsterdam and following extensive refurbishment, they would be renamed Bolette and Borealis.
The new owner of ms Maasdam and ms Veendam remained undisclosed until now. The former HAL liners are now renamed Aegean Myth and Aegean Majesty. MS Maasdam in Piraeus (Athens) got her new name Aegean Myth, while ms Veendam was renamed Aegean Majesty in Katakolon, Greece.
Seajets already attracted attention when it bought the P&O Oceana vessel. The cruise ship is now renamed Queen of the Oceans and is docked in Patras, Greece.
Little is known about the company's future plans with the 3 ships in its cruise fleet. Most probably they'll be sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean.
No information has been revealed about the purchase price.