Sembcorp Marine (refurbishment company in Singapore) successfully upgraded the Pacific Aria (formerly Ryndam) and the Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) at its Admiralty Yard, according to a statement of the company.
The concurrent drydocking of the two cruise vessels at the same shipyard was a first for its operator P&O Cruises (Australia), which is part of Carnival Corporation and a long-term partner of Sembcorp Marine.
With the sailaway of the Pacific Aria last week, Sembcorp Marine has set a record of 12 cruise ships repaired, upgraded and refurbished in a single year. Besides P&O Cruises (Australia), the customers for these projects were Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Star Cruises and SkySea Cruise Line.
Sembcorp Marine’s customer portfolio today includes Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises – the world’s top two cruise companies – as well as Star Cruises, Asia’s leading cruise line.