The cruise ship, which was set to be the world’s largest along with its sister ship, is now on its way for its maiden voyage. The only problem is that it will go to a junkyard instead of the ocean. The ship, which is called Global Dream II, was designed to accommodate more than 9,000 passengers. It is nearing completion in a shipyard on the Baltic coast of Germany. If you’re wondering what led to its doomed fate, shipbuilder MV Werften, which offers Global Dream II, filed for bankruptcy in January 2022. Now administrators have been unable to find a buyer for the vessel. The liner’s lower hull will be disposed of at the cost of scrap metal, German cruise industry magazine ‘An Bord’ has reported.
The ship is to be removed from the Wismar shipyard of the MV Werften by the end of the year, as the yard has been sold to the naval unit of Thyssenkrupp. From now on, military ships will be built here, administrator Christoph Morgen said at a press briefing on Friday.
Global Dream II’s sister ship, Global Dream, is not being scrapped at this time. When completed, they would both have been the largest cruise ships in the world in terms of passenger capacity.
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