Costa neoRomantica cruise ship sold for scrapping at Gadani Pakistan

   December 1, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The former Costa Cruises' ship Costa NeoRomantica, which was sold to Celestyal Cruises in July 2020 as part of Carnival Corporation's sell-off of 19 older ships, will be sold for scrap.

The Greek shipowner Celestyal (part of Louis Group) recently announced that it had sold the vessel (renamed "Celestyal Experience") before it entered service, citing tough market conditions due to the ongoing COVID crisis.

The company didn't reveal the purchaser but said it had made a USD 3,6 million profit on the deal.

Pakistan's Gadani Ship Breaking Yard posted photos and videos of the 1993-built ship on its Facebook page. According to the shipbreaker, the ship (just recently renamed "Antares Experience") was "to be beached at Gadani."

Costa neoRomantica cruise ship

Celestyal acquired the 1993-built neoRomantica from Costa in July 2020. Costa neoRomantica was the second Costa ship to exit the fleet since Carnival Corporation/shipowner decided to shed its oldest vessels.