Marella Dream Reportedly Sold To Scrapyard

Nov 17, 2020

Reportedly, the Marella Cruises ship Marella Dream has been sold for scrap and will be heading to the Aliaga ship-breaking yard in Turkey. 

According to the weekly report by the Greek shipbroking company “Anchor Shipbroking Inc. released on November 16, Marella Dream was among the ships listed for demolition. The report says that the Marella Dream was sold to a Scrapyard in Turkey for an undisclosed price.

In October this year, Marella Cruises has announced it is retiring Marella Dream from its fleet following a decade of service, however, the fate of the ship was unknown. The ship joined the Tui Cruises fleet in 2010 as Thomson Dream and later was renamed Marella Dream as part of Thomson Group’s rebranding.

The ship was built in 1986 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and first entered service as MS Homeric for Home Lines. Following the Italian shipping company’s merger with Holland America Line, the ship sailed as MS Westerdam until 2002. The ship was refitted and transferred to Costa Cruises, and renamed Costa Europa before finally joining TUI Cruises.