The ship’s new owners have yet to be disclosed
AUGUST 27, 2020: NEW YORK, NY- Cruise Harbour News is reporting that the recently sold Holland America Line ship ms Maasdam has been renamed Aegean Myth. Photographs posted online show the new name being painted on the ship. Recently, the Maasdam’s twin, the ms Veendam, was renamed Aegean Majesty. The buyers of the ship are still unknown and have yet to be disclosed, however it is believed the two ships will be used for a new operation targeting the Greek market. Both ships will be registered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Holland America Line is a subsidiary of Carnival Corportation, LLC, based in Miami, Florida. It had been announced by Carnival CEO, Arnold Donald, that as many as 13 ships would be removed due to present economic conditions caused by the worldwide Covid 19 pandemic.
Several Carnival Cruise Line ships have been sold for scrap. One other ship has been sold to other cruise operators. It was reported here that Costa Cruises, Costa neoRomantica has been sold to Greek-Based Celestyal Cruises and renamed Celestyal Experience.
Holland America Line is losing 4 ships. In addition to the Veendam, the Maasdam, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam VI have all been sold. The Amsterdam and Rotterdam have been sold to UK-based cruise line, Fred Olsen Cruises. The ships will be renamed Bolette and Borealis respectively.
We will continue to monitor developments regarding the ms Aegean Majesty and the ms Aegean Myth. We will report the identities of ship’s new owners and company when that information becomes available.