The five ships of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet have been auctioned off. Five ships will be heading to their new owners or to be scrapped. The values have been revealed and buyers were able to get cruise ships for pennies on the dollar in the sealed bidding process.
Vasco Da Gama Built in 1992 with a Capacity of 1,258 Guests, sold for $10,187,000
Originally operated by Holland America, it was built in 1992 and sailed as the Statendam until 2015. Carnival Corp. transferred it to P&O Australia where it sailed as the Pacific Eden until 2019.
Columbus Built in 1988 with a Capacity of 1,400 Guests, sold for $5,321,000
Started life with Princess Cruises, as the Star Princess. Then moved to P&O Cruises UK as the Arcadia in 1997. She spent time with both Ocean Village and P&O Australia before joining CMV in 2017.
Astor Built in 1987 with a Capacity of 650 Guests, sold for $1,710,000
Built in Germany to offer a five-star luxury for the British market. A year later, she was sold to Soviet owners, becoming the FedorDostoyevskiy. Then in 1996 acquired by TransOcean Tours until 2013, when it was chartered to CMV.
Magellan Built in 1985 with a Capacity of 1,452 Guests, sold for $3,431,000
Built for Carnival Cruise Line as the Holiday. After a major refit in 2009, transferred to IberoCruceros as the Grand Holiday. With the demise of the Ibero brand in 2014 the ship was sold to CMV.
Marco Polo Built in 1965 with a Capacity of 820 Guests, sold for $2,770,000
A former ocean liner, the Marco Polo was built as the Aleksandr Pushkin for the Leningrad/Montreal route. In the 1970s, the sailed as a cruise ship under charter agreements. In 1991 was sold to Orient Lines and renamed Marco Polo. In Greece, the vessel was rebuilt as a true cruise ship, with new engines.