Sale and transformation: Dreamliner Cruises, a member of Royalton Investment, is taking over the cruise ship MS Berlin from FTI Cruises with immediate effect and plans a complete conversion. Thanks to its size and manageable passenger capacity, the MS Berlin was the ideal ship for the group and charter market, offering routes and ports that are not available to large cruise ships. With the purchase of the MS Berlin, the Malta Holding company, which has the world's largest fleet of mega yachts, is expanding its fleet in what is currently a rapidly growing cruise segment. All departures of FTI Cruises in September and October 2020 have already been cancelled.
"We are pleased about the offer from Dreamliner Cruises, which will transform the cruise liner MS Berlin into a modern, luxurious mega yacht", explains Alexander Gessl, Managing Director of FTI Cruises. Mr. Clayton Andreson, CEO of Dreamliner Cruises a member of Royalton Investment emphasizes: "MS Berlin fits perfectly into our vision to offer a high luxury yacht standard cruising due to her size. We are therefore delighted that she will cross the oceans as part of our fleet after a comprehensive conversion". Both parties have agreed not to disclose the sales price.
MS Berlin has been owned by FTI Cruises since 2011 and most recently sailed on routes in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the North and Baltic Sea with a maximum of 412 passengers on board.