Grand Celebration is scrapped in India
The cruise ship Grand Celebration, which was last used on the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, is now being cutted at the scrap yard in Alang, India. The dismantling of the cruise ship is moving really fast.
The Grand Celebration is a cruise ship that began service in 1987. At that time it was put into service as a Carnival Celebration. At the time, she was the third cruise ship in the Carnival Holiday Class.
From 2022 there will be a new building at the Carnival Cruise Line that will take over this name.
Grand Celebration is being scrapped in Alang, since she was beached on January 14th.
The scrapyard has been stripping her of her goods, as most of the profits is in the selling of this ship equipments.
The Grand Celebration stayed with Carnival Cruise Line until 2008, then it was sold to Ibero Cruises, and since 2015 the five-year service has been with the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. The company has since given up operations.
Shortly before arriving in India, the ship was briefly renamed “Grand” and thus the ship ended its career with this name.
Grand Celebration is being scrapped in Alang, along with 5 more ships that was sold for scrap due to the corona pandemic.
Ships of the Carnival Cruise Line, Pullmantur Cruises and Cruise & Maritime Voyages were also hit.