On Wednesday 16th December, 2020 Royal Caribbean International announced that both EMPRESS OF THE SEAS and MAJESTY OF THE SEAS were sold in the Asia-Pacific Region
EMPRESS OF THE SEAS was launched in 1990 as NORDIC EMPRESS by Royal Caribbean following the acquisition of Admiral Cruises. She was designed specifically for the short cruise market, offering 3-4 night cruises to the Bahamas from Miami. She also made history as the first cruise ship to sail out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, N.J., when Royal Caribbean opened the terminal in 2004. In 2017, the ship took center stage again when she set sail on the line’s inaugural cruise to Cuba.
Below Images are of EMPRESS OF THE SEAS berthed at Valletta Cruise Port on Sunday 8th August without passengers due to COVID-19 procedures –
According to Royal Caribbean Blog the new owner of EMPRESS OF THE SEAS seems to be an Indian Cruise Line – Cordelia Cruises which recently acquired over the Jalesh Cruises brand and decided to move further by entering in the Indian market with the EMPRESS OF THE SEAS.
MAJESTY OF THE SEAS was the third ship in the Sovereign class and was more than twice the size of the average cruise ship and the largest in the company’s fleet when it debuted in 1992. She launched by operating seven-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami.
Below Images are of MAJESTY OF THE SEAS berthed at Valletta Cruise Port on Monday 31st August without passengers due to COVID-19 procedures –
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is represented in Malta by SMS Shipping – www.sms.com.mt
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Published – Tuesday 28th December, 2020