Why do ships change names? The owner of the ships don't change but the names do. WHY?
Why do ships change names?
The ship could have been sold. Older ships are often sold to smaller operators.
Retrofitting is another. The ship gets enlarged and gets a whole new theme or design. The Carnival Destiny just became the Sunshine after a major overhaul. It's part of the rechristening process. She's no longer the same ship in many people's eyes, so,they give it a new name.
No big deal.
In the case of new ownership, a lot has to do with superstition. A new owner always gives a ship or boat a new name.
CCL has begun the process of changing names of ships that just went under complete refurbishing... they feel that the new extras an ammenities warrant a name change due to it feelining like ' a completely new ship'. This should go into affect sometime next year.
They go into the witness protection program ?
@BAK LOL! This isn't the crappy ship it was before... it's completely new! Look its not even the same name! hahah