The sale was reported at a high-sounding $30m by crew-center.com, which said Masters Shipping acted as broker.
Recently registered and Marseille-based, CFC Compagnie Française de Croisières is led by cruise veterans Clément Mousset as president and Cédric Rivoire-Perrochat as managing director.
In January 2020, they launched Croisières Maritimes et Voyages, the Marseille-based subsidiary of the UK's Cruise & Maritime Voyages, aiming to revive the tradition of 'Croisières à la Française' onboard Astor, renamed Jules Verne. Cruise & Maritime Voyages went bust in 2020, an early victim of the pandemic.
Sept. 6 news conference
CFC declined to comment on their new venture, pending a Sept. 6 news conference in Paris.
Aegean Myth then Renaissance
Marios Iliopoulos, owner of Greece’s ropax operator Seajets, went on a cruise-ship buying spree during 2020, snapping up six vessels including Maasdam and Veendam.
The 1993-built Maasdam was renamed Aegean Myth then, subsequently, Renaissance. It is laid up in Greece.
It measures 55,575gt and has capacity for 1,258 passengers.
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