New Fun­chal ho­tel

Cruise Weekly - - News -

THE ship which for­merly sailed as MV Fun­chal is set to be­come a ho­tel ship in London, af­ter be­ing sold at auc­tion for €3.9 mil­lion by the ad­min­is­tra­tors of the now de­funct Por­tus­cale cruises.

Fun­chal was set to visit Aus­tralia a few years ago ( CW 04 Sep 2014) but her maiden Down Un­der sea­son, which had in­cluded pro­posed vis­its to Gee­long and New­cas­tle, was can­celled when Por­tus­cale was placed un­der ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The 524-pas­sen­ger ship, built in 1961, has been sold to UK ho­tel op­er­a­tor Sig­na­ture Liv­ing, which plans to re­lo­cate Fun­chal from Lis­bon to Cen­tral London where it will be con­verted into a ho­tel.

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