As some of you doubtless may have heard, REGAL EMPRESS was sold yesterday for $1.75m to Imperial Majesty Cruises. (Read more about REGAL EMPRESS' history here
, and about Imperial Majesty and their present ship OCEANBREEZE here
It will be interesting to see if they keep her running alongside OCEANBREEZE on her current itinerary (thus, a departure every day), move OCEANBREEZE to a new itinerary (it already seems to be decided that REGAL EMPRESS will be used on the 2-day FLL/Nassau run), OR replace OCEANBREEZE (she has expensive/inefficient steam turbine propulsion, comapred to REGAL EMPRESS' diesels).
In any case, congratulations to Imperial Majesty on a winning bid and I wish them every success. In the event that she is going to replace OCEANBREEZE... Well then it becomes a rather bittersweet moment. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.