TAMPA, Fla. -- The Regal Empress will likely have a new home with
short-cruise operator Imperial Majesty Cruise Line.
Celebration World Cruises Inc., the holding company that owns
the Imperial Majesty ship, the OceanBreeze, submitted the highest
bid of $1.75 million at an auction in Tampa today.
Arthur Pollack, the president of both Celebration World Cruises
and Imperial Majesty, said the plan is to bring the 900-passenger
Regal Empress to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and sail the ship on the
OceanBreeze's current itinerary: three-day cruises to Nassau,
The future of the 936-passenger OceanBreeze, which formerly
sailed with Premier Cruises, has not been decided, Pollack
The bid is subject to its acceptance by Florida's Middle
District Court; Pollack said that would likely happen next