One of the largest cruise ships in the world ready to go straight to the scrapyard without a single trip


One of the largest cruise ships in the world, the Global Dream II, seems never to be sent on its maiden voyage.

Instead, the massive ship is set to be sent straight for scrap after its construction company abandoned the project.

The 260,000-tonne boat is likely to be removed from the dock and sold as scrap, according to The Guardian.

Although the cruise ship is almost complete on the German Baltic coast, the shipbuilder MV Werft no more money to continue building, and no one wants to buy it.

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Well, I mean, in the face of a cost of living crisis, we don’t blame people for not wanting to splurge on that kind of luxury.

MV Werfta Hong Kong-german shipbuilding company, filed for bankruptcy in January and struggled to generate funds to complete the ambitious plans.

Global Dream II was to hold over 9,000 passengers and, together with her sister ship, Global Dream, they would have been among the largest cruise ships the world has ever seen.

But those dreams, sadly, sank harder than the Titanic and will probably never come to fruition because MV Werft failed to find a buyer in recent months.

Administrator for the company Christopher Morgan said last week that the Global Dream II would soon be pulled from the shipyard because the shipbuilding company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems acquired the space after MV Werft in liquidation, according to the maritime executive.

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Credit: Alamy

Morgan said of the purchase: “I am delighted that with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, we have found a new owner who will keep shipbuilding in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania for the long term and even expand it where possible.

He also said that the German-Hong Kong’s shipbuilding company would continue to support its employees after the new recovery.

He added: “I am also aware that the road to a new start will be long for the workers of the shipyard.

“That’s why I will continue to do everything I can to shape the transition and ensure the employment of as many employees as possible.”


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