The unfinished and abandoned 9,000-passenger Global Dream II cruise ship will be scrapped after the shipbuilder filed for bankruptcy, according to TheGuardian.
What was supposed to be one of the world's largest cruise ships will go to landfill.
Global Dream II, designed to carry more than 9,000 passengers, was almost ready at the shipyard on the Baltic coast of Germany. However, the shipbuilder MV Werften filed for bankruptcy in January 2022, and administrators are unable to find a buyer for the Global Dream II.
German cruise industry magazine An Bord reported that the liner's lower hull would be scrapped at the price of scrap metal.
Administrator Christoph Morgen reportedly stated at a press conference on July 8 that the ship must be removed from the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar by the end of the year, as the shipyard was sold to the Thyssenkrupp naval division, which plans to build the military there. ships.
Demand for cruise ships has collapsed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Global Dream II and its sister liner, Global Dream, which is not yet sailing from Til, would be the largest in the world when completed. cruise ships in the world in terms of passenger capacity.
With a displacement of 208,000 tons, they would be the sixth largest cruise ship, just behind Royal Caribbean's five Oasis-class ships.