Carnival Corp is offloading another Costa Cruises vessel and two Holland America Line ships, according to brokers.
Brokers have named the three as Costa Cruises' 1,800-berth Costa neoRomantica (built 1993) and Holland America Line's 1,350-berth Veendam (built 1996) and 1,258-berth Maasdam (built 1993).
The buyers involved in these "preliminary agreements" are unknown, but the ships are believed to be going for further trading, not for scrap, brokers told TradeWinds.
On Friday, the Arnold Donald-led owner announced plans to sell 13 of its 105 ships.
TradeWinds immediately identified 10 of those vessels — two of which are being sold to another Carnival brand — and their buyers from VesselsValue records.
However, Carnival said on Monday that the two ships being sold within Carnival are not included in the 13-vessel sale, but would not name the other two vessels being sold.
It declined to comment further on the sales.
86 ships up for collateral
Carnival, which has $10bn in liquidity, put 86 ships up as senior-bond collateral and plans to sell 19 remaining debt-free vessels, brokers said.
They are owned by its Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises and Holland America Line brands and were built before 2000.
The company previously disclosed selling Costa Cruises' 1,928-berth Costa Victoria (built 1996) and P&O Cruises UK's 2,272-berth Oceana (built 2000), but did name any other vessel sales or their buyers.
The Costa Victoria was sold for scrapping at Italy’s Piombino Industrie Marittime, owned by San Giorgio del Porto Shipyard.
The Oceana will be acquired by a Greek concern, VesselsValue records show.
Carnival's shares, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CCL, declined by 5.45% to close at $15.28 on Monday