Thanks to a sharp blog reader who pointed out to me that the Norwegian Majesty ship was sold, according to CruiseCritic.com. After checking with an NCL spokesperson,  I was able to ferret out some more info about the deal.

The cruise ship, which has been making runs from Baltimore to Bermuda for the past year several years, was sold earlier this year for $162 million to Louis Group, a hotel and cruise business based in Cyprus. Norwegian Cruise Line continues to operate cruises utilizing the ship through October 2009, so there's no problem if you already have a booking. The ship's final cruise from Baltimore will be a repositioning cruise next August.

Still, this all begs the question: Will Norwegian redeploy another, possibly newer, ship to Baltimore for 2010? Or will they simply sail away? And if they do, will it matter since Baltimore's port has gained two new cruise lines, Celebrity and Carnival. And Royal Caribbean still sails to Bermuda, so all is not lost.

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