Albatros, end of the line: the cruise ship becomes a floating hotel on the Red Sea

Hamburg – The pandemic continues to run its course, and with it unfortunately the fate of many old “queens of the seas” sent for scrapping by shipowners.

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Fortunately, this is not the case with Albatros , previously owned by  Phoenix Reisen , a German travel agency that also manages a cruise fleet. The ship was sold to one of the hotel chains with which Phoenix Reisen has been collaborating for some time and will become a floating hotel on the Red Sea. “With great regret, we have decided to hand over the Albatros in new hands,” the agency said in a statement.

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The “new hands” are those of  Kamel Abou-Ali, a famous hospitality entrepreneur and owner of over 15 hotels in Egypt that make up the  Pickalbatros Hotels & Resorts chain.

Cruises aboard the cruise ship built in Finland by the Wärtsilä Helsinki  shipyard  (now  Helsinki Shipyard ) and which were planned in the future, will now have to be canceled. These are seven different itineraries that should have touched the Canary Islands (Spain), the Caribbean, South America and Europe.

The agency has informed that it will offer guests with confirmed reservations alternative cruises aboard the other four ocean cruises that the company continues to deploy: Amadea, Amera Artania  and Deutschland.

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