TUI Discovery Refurb Moves to Next Stage

By ,   May 29, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

TUI Discovery, the newest addition to the fleet of Thomson Cruises, reached another milestone and is now ‘flooded-up’ and in wet dock as part of the next stage of her refurbishment process. The ship is due to depart from Cadiz to Palma on June 5, before embarking on her first itinerary around the Mediterranean on June 11.

With less than 2 weeks remaining until TUI Discovery finishes her refit and takes to the seas, a total of 20,000 litres of paint, 5km of wiring and 5 tonnes of IT equipment have been used so far. 1,200 people have been working onboard to carry out the renovation work over the past few weeks, including 40 people just to paint the ship, and 730 crew are currently undergoing training.

At 264 meters long (866 feet long), 32 meters wide (105 feet wide) and 69,130 gross tonnes the TUI Discovery is the largest ship to be welcomed into the Thomson Cruises fleet. The 1,830 capacity ship (double occupancy) boasts 915 cabins, nearly 40 per cent with balconies, and spans 11 decks.

The ship’s exterior features a dynamic wave design which accentuates the sleek hull profile and echoes the Thomson Airways aircraft livery which also uses a wave design. Guests will also be able to enjoy a rock-climbing wall, nine-hole mini golf course, indoor swimming pool, eight bars and lounges and multiple dining options.