Ship of no return: The beautiful Albatros, Ex Royal Viking Sea, on her very last sad way to Bhavnagar /Alang
The Albatros was sold by Phönix Reisen on 08.10.2020 to the Egyptian business partner, hotel group owner and film producer Kamel Abou Aly. He allegedly wanted to turn the beautiful white lady into a hotel ship. Until her last departure from Bremerhaven on 19.10.2020, a few vague press releases circulated about this plan. However, when the ship then moored in Hurghada on 11.11.20202, it became very quiet. It is also interesting that the two sister ships, Boudicca and Black Watch, suffered the same fate almost at the same time. They were sold by Fred Olsen to an unknown Turkish businessman. These two were also supposed to become hotel ships. The Boudicca met the same fate on 20.05.2021 in Aliaga, Turkey, as the Albatros will now meet on 27.07.2021 in Alang, India. Only the Black Watch, which remains in the Turkish naval port of Pendik, is now left of the beautiful Royal Viking class. We will see how long. The Albatros finally had to make her last sad journey on 14.07.2021 through the Red Sea, where in the middle of the sea her name was changed to Tros as well as the ship's identification and she was given the flag of Gabon. The course was still Jeddha, but the previous signs were sure signals for the further course, which was confirmed after a last refuelling in Jeddha: final stop Bhavnagar / Alang.