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.
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.