Due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19, Carnival Cruise Line suspended all North American itineraries from March 14th. In July 2020, as a result of Carnival Cruise Line reducing fleet capacity, the liner CARNIVAL IMAGINATION entered a long term lay-up status, with no planned date for the ship to enter back into service. Prior to entering into a long term lay-up in July 2020, she sailed 3/4 day itineraries from Long Beach, California, to Catalina Island, California, and to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. 3 day cruises departed every Thursday, with a stop in Ensenada, Mexico, 4 day cruises departed every Sunday, with stops in Catalina Island, California and Ensenada, Mexico.
At the end of August, the vessel started her last voyage to Aliaga, Turkey and on Thursday 10th September she passed off Malta with her eta to Aliaga for Monday 14th September.
CARNIVAL IMAGINATION was a Fantasy class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at her Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on July 1st, 1995, and christened as IMAGINATION. During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name.
Early Monday 14th September the liner dropped anchors off the Shipbreaking Yard facilities.
On Wednesday 16th September she was beached and alongside CARNIVAL FANTASY whose bow and bridge have already been removed.
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Published – Thursday 17th September, 2020