Giant unfinished cruise ship to be sold for scrap

A 9,000 passenger cruise ship, that was destined to be one of the largest cruise ships in the world, is likely to be scrapped before making its maiden cruise. The unfinished hull of Global Dream II, is to be disposed of after the shipbuilder MV Werften filed for bankruptcy in January 2022.

German cruise industry magazine An Bord first reported that the cruise liner had almost been completed at a shipyard on Germany’s Baltic coast and would be sold for scrap.

Rendering of the Global Dream Series interior.

According to An Bord, at a recent press conference, insolvency administrator at Brinkmann & Partner, Christoph Morgen, stated that attempts are being made to sell some of the fixtures, fittings and engines from Global Dream II.

Its sister ship, Global Dream, is also said to be around 80 per cent complete but is not yet destined for scrapping. According to An Bord, Global Dream is lying in the MV Werften dock in Wismar, northern Germany.

Global Dream II and Global Dream would have been the world’s largest cruise ships by passenger capacity when complete.

MV Werften, the German shipbuilder that was constructing the vessels, is owned by the holding company Genting Hong Kong. Both filed for bankruptcy in January 2022.

11 responses to “Giant unfinished cruise ship to be sold for scrap”

  1. Shaun Murphy says:

    Why not donate it to a charity to be used for people with terminal illness to use to make memories with family and friends one last time as its already built and would be a waste and a shame to scrap.

  2. Peter Smith says:

    What’s the point Building a cruise ship and Scrapping it or better still it could use to house the ukrainians till they get a house
    It be cheaper

  3. Peter Smith says:

    Or better still give it to £50

  4. Paul Irving says:

    The suggestions here ignore the cost of finishing it (millions of euros) & the cost of running it. And where would they put it? Quays that could take a ship that size are in demand: it costs a lot to tie up at them just for a day. Who would pay?

    It’d probably be cheaper to build flats, or refurbish empty housing. And don’t forget that even as scrap that ship’s worth a lot. I expect the engines alone are worth millions.

  5. Ian Cutler says:

    I can think of a few cruise ships which should be scrapped. This is just the start of things to come…

  6. Ian Beattie says:

    Totally agree with Paul Irving , I was thinking exactly the same after reading the unrealistic comments if others.

  7. lea smith says:

    Klaus Schwab and Co have told us the world will never be the same as before the pandemic.Youre using up too many resources Goyim.To save the planet cruises and jet liner foreign holidays will have to stop.The shipping industry know.

  8. Gary Seale says:

    It’s a business proposition I guess what’s the value, less the scrap value and the cost to complete ? Nothing more nothing less

  9. john Cockerill-Wright says:

    Just been on a cruise with 3000 +people. And thought there was to many people, the staff were struggling.
    Why on earth did someone think it would be a good idea to make cruise liner that big. Paper shuffling gone mad. Accountants toting up how much would be made if you cramed in 9000+people never mind how you could feed, entertain, and look after so many people. Or get it into port. Bigger is not always better.

  10. Moby Jones says:

    They’ll probably be bought by one of the big cruise companies such as Carnival Corp or NCHL and used in the far eastern market, if they can get them at the right price and spend a further 50 mill or so fitting them out it would still be far cheaper than a new build and a lot quicker too.

  11. Steven Parker says:

    I Don’t know what any charity would do with a massive cruise ship. The staff alone to operate such a ship would be hundreds, the food, the fuel, the list goes on. Surely there was a customer for such a vessel, know ship builder builds a massive ship unless it was commissioned.

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