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.
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.
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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