Our cruise ship refurbishments schedule of dry-dock dates has news and information on refits, regular maintenance and repairs, overhauls and renovation of small and big cruise passenger ships. Cruise ship refurbishment tends to be the best value-for-money strategy and a highly successful policy for major cruise line companies in a time of world-wide economic uncertainty.

These are links for short navigation to cruise ship refurbishments 2016-2017 schedule, and also to ships refurbished in 2013 and ships refurbished 2012-2011. To read more cruise ship technology news, please visit our cruise ship engines-propulsion-fuel page.

Cruise ship refurbishments, renovations, refits

If you take a look at the list of all new cruise ships under construction or on order, you'll see a very small number of passenger ships being built in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. And the majority of those will join the largest ever fleets owned by the world's biggest companies - Carnival and Royal Caribbean International, and their bigger subsidiaries/brands.

Why cruise ships are being refurbished?

  • cruise ship refurbishmentTime is money - while a cruise ship overhaul takes from 15-days to a month, to built a new cruise ship (from design to launch) takes about 3 years (depending on its size, special features, owner, etc).
  • The cruise ship building cost - especially when "bigger-big" ships are concerned, the ship refurbishment is a lot more cheaper than to build a new one (or replacing older ones). In most cases, "refurbished" is synonymous to "maintenance and repairs" and "freshened up" - some engineering updates, hull cleaning, paint, new furniture and decors (sometimes changing the color scheme), new carpets, interactive TV systems and flat-screen TVs everywhere, ship-wide Wi-Fi coverage, replacing handrails and glass, upgrades of venues (sometimes new lounge areas), new amenities and services, etc. This will cost the company between 10 and 30-40 million dollars per ship, some refits may cost up to 50 million - and the ship will look like new!

What the list of cruise ship renovations generally includes?

Major cruise ship overhauls may include reconstructing or adding new cabins, lounges, restaurants, a SPA facility, swimming pool(s), sometimes adding a whole new deck, and even better - a whole midsection, like the case of ms Enchantment of the Seas refurbishment/lengthening (the photo below)! Some technical enhancements, like a new external coating or an updated propulsion, for example, could significantly reduce fuel consumption (improving the ship's efficiency and environmental performance), while "most fun" modern time gadgets and contraptions attract huge crowds - like virtual "real time" windows in all Inside cabins, or a water park with a slide, or a kids-only area, or a hugely-huge movie screen by the main pool.

Enchantment of the Seas lengtheningCruise ship refurbishment news are some of the "most wanted" and extremely popular on all major on-line travel forums. All big lines put their liners into dry dock every few years to update (or upgrade) them - it costs money, but again - it's cheaper then going on brand new ships. It's a fact that many travelers are hesitant to take the first sailing post-drydock.

Most dry-docks are routine - just refreshing, do not include major changes and have a fairly accurate schedule. A major refit, on the other hand, usually involves significant changes in construction (or services) and have an "unpleasant" tendency to start prior to the actual drydock (even during the sailing prior) and often continues into the first sailing after.

Royal Caribbean Splendour cruise ship refurbishment jobs review

Cruise ship refurbishment jobs are another issue. In 2009 Saga Holidays (an UK company) refitted and refurbished its newly purchased Saga Pearl 2 ship (former name ms Astoria) spending 20 million pounds on this project and providing more than 300 jobs over a 3-month period.

Cruise ship refurbishment schedule 2015-2016-2017

This is a regularly updated list of dry-dock dates, with concise info about the cruise ship upgrades and refits by cruise line. For details on all cruise deck plan changes, follow the ship links at CruiseShipDeckPlan.com.

information on cruise lines refurbishments schedule (dry dock dates)

Ships Names Weight Passenger Capacity last refurbishment / dry dock dates Dry Dock Location cruise ships refits information

Princess Cruises refurbishments 2016-2017

  1. Caribbean Princess
  2. Coral Princess
  3. Crown Princess
  4. Diamond Princess
  5. Emerald Princess
  6. Golden Princess
  7. Grand Princess
  8. Island Princess
  9. Pacific Princess
  10. Regal Princess
  11. Royal Princess
  12. Ruby Princess
  13. Sapphire Princess
  14. Sea Princess
  15. Star Princess
  16. Sun Princess

previous refurbishment dates

2013

  • Caribbean (Feb 24 - March 1)
  • Coral (Jan 19 - Feb 6)
  • Diamond (Oct 24 - Nov 14)
  • Grand (Dec 10 - 19)
  • Island (Oct 10 - 29)
  • Sun (Aug 7 - 19)

2014

  • Sea (March 1 - 12)
-
  1. 2017 Mar 26 - Apr 5
  2. 2016 Jan
  3. 2017
  4. 2017 Mar 28 - Apr 5
  5. 2015 Dec
  6. 2015
  7. 2016 Dec 8-19
  8. 2017
  9. 2017 May 30 - Jun 8
  10. 2017 Apr 17 - 29
  11. 2016 Sept 25 - Oct 6
  12. 2015 Dec
  13. 2017
  14. 2017
  15. 2017
  16. 2016 April 5 - 18
  • Freeport Bahamas (Coral)
  • Singapore (Sun)
  • "SHARE by Curtis Stone" replaces Sabatini’s (Italian restaurant) or Pizzeria (complimentary restaurant)
  • Mini Suite category MA changes into M1
  • cabin renovations
  • general maintenance works
  • on selected ships cabins were made interconnecting

Sun Princess refurbishment (Singapore, 2-week drydock, cost US$30 mill)

  • Kai Seafood Bar (sushi bar)
  • buffet dining complex "World Fresh Marketplace" upgraded new decor, live ala carte cooking, pastry shop / coffee bar Amuleto Cafe)
  • "Lotus Spa" renovated
  • new interior decor (furnishings with Asian/Japan touches)
  • Terrace Grill remodeled into al fresco BBQ dining venue
  • the ice cream bar transformed into New Zealand Natural (with specialty coffees)
  • SHARE restaurant replaced the pizzeria

Costa Cruises ship refurbishments

  1. Costa neoRomantica
  2. Costa Atlantica
  3. Costa Serena
  4. Costa Mediterranea
  5. Costa neoClassica
  6. Costa Fortuna
  7. Costa Magica
  8. Costa Victoria

-

-
  1. 2017 (Apr 10-24)
  2. 2015 Jan
  3. 2015 Apr
  4. 2017
  5. 2014
  6. 2014
  7. 2015
  8. 2013
  1. Shanghai (China)
  2. Shanghai
  3. Shanghai
  4. -
  5. Genoa Italy
  6. Shanghai
  7. -
  8. Shanghai
  1. customization for the Asian market
  2. 52 new cabins added on decks 9 and 10, customization for the Asian market
  3. customization for the Asian market
  4. details tba
  5. -
  6. customization for the Asian market
  7. -
  8. customization for the Asian market

Celebrity Cruises Galapagos ships

  • MV Eclipse
  • MC Athala II
-
  • 48
  • 16
Jan 2017 -
  • new small ships added to the fleet after the company acquired Ocean Adventures in 2016

TUI Cruises - Mein Schiff 3

99430 2700 2016 (Apr 19 - May 1) Navantia (Cadiz, Spain)
  • drydock
  • regular maintenance
  • freshening up public rooms and passenger cabins

Regent Seven Seas Navigator

28803 490 Mar-Apr 2016 -
  • all suites (decor upgrades - new cabinetry, furniture, carpet, colour scheme, curtains, bed linens, mattresses, bath towels, balcony furniture)
  • Coffee Connection (new coffee bar in the place of the Library)
  • new Library (in the space of Connoisseur Lounge)
  • Pool Deck (new sun loungers)
  • full refurbishment (including new furniture, carpet, wall coverings and colour scheme) for Galileo’s Lounge, Navigator Lounge, Compass Rose, La Veranda, Card & Conference Room, Casino, Pool Bar

Regent ships

  1. Seven Seas Mariner
  2. Seven Seas Voyager
42363 700
  1. Apr 2017
  2. Oct 2016
-
  • new theater shows
  • public rooms/spaces and cabin renovations and upgrades

P&O Adonia

Norwegian Dawn

Celebrity Summit

MSC Divina (next 2017)

ms Veendam

ms Prinsendam

ms Maasdam

- -  2016 Freeport, Bahamas -      

P&O Cruises AU

Pacific Aria
Pacific Eden
Pacific Pearl

- - 2015 Nov (Aria & Eden)   Pearl will be transfered to Cruise & Maritime Voyages in June 2017 and will be renamed Columbus

MSC Musica

- - 2016 Nov -
  • drydock

Thomson Spirit

- - 2016 (Feb - Mar 2) Valletta, Malta
  • drydock
  • routine maintenance
  • class surveys
2016
  1. Carnival Fantasy
  2. Carnival Magic
  3. Carnival Imagination
  4. Carnival Splendor
  5. Carnival Sunshine
  6. Carnival Triumph
  7. Carnival Valor
  8. Carnival Liberty

2017

  1. Carnival Breeze
  2. Carnival Conquest
  3. Carnival Dream
  4. Carnival Ecstasy
  5. Carnival Elation
  6. Carnival Glory
  7. Carnival Sensation
  8. Carnival Spirit
- - 2016
  1. Feb 6–20
  2. Feb 21 - Mar 5
  3. Sept 4–22
  4. Mar 6–20
  5. May 8 - 20
  6. Mar 21 - Apr 6
  7. Apr 23 - May 7
  8. Dec 1-16

2017

  1. Apr 16-29
  2. Sept 30 - Oct 13
  3. Jan 29 - Feb 11
  4. Jan 10-27
  5. Aug 31 - Sept 27
  6. Feb 25 - Mar 10
  7. Feb 9-22
  8. Falll (tba)

Freeport, Bahamas

Singapore (Carnival Spirit)

Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades

  • Alchemy Bar
  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • Bluelguana Cantina
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • Pizzeria del Capitano
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • shoreside power, new hull painting
Carnival Inspiration 70370 2052 Jan-Feb 2016 Freeport, Bahamas
  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • Bluelguana Cantina
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Cherry On Top
MS Marco Polo 22080 800 2015 (Nov 3 -Dec 14) Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), Holland
  • exterior repainting, interior repairs/maintenance
  • propellers, propeller shafts, reconditioning the bearings on main engines
  • servicing air-conditioning units and gensets, liferafts/safety equipment)
  • cranes and winches overhauled, minor steel works
  • CruiseMapper news
Cunard Queen Victoria 90049 2014 2017 May Hamburg (Blohm+Voss)
Cunard QM2 / Queen Mary 2 151400 2640 2016 (May 27 - June 21) Hamburg (Blohm+Voss)
  • general maintenance works
  • staterooms and public spaces renovation
  • new cabins to be added (5 inside, 15 single, 30 balcony)
  • new kennels to be added (10, to a total of 22)
AIDAcara 38560 1180 2016 (January 26 - February 6) NAVANTIA Shiprepairs, Cadiz (Spain)
  • general maintenance, repairs, upgrades
  • new carpeting
  • remodeled bars
  • new fitness room equipment
  • new digital photo stations
  • new shops
  • CruiseMapper news
AIDAdiva 69200 2050 2015 Apr 21 - May 4 Hamburg (Blohm+Voss)
  • general maintenance, repairs, upgrades
  • new carpeting
  • remodeled beach bar
  • new shops
  • redesigned golf area
  • new fitness room equipment
  • new digital photo stations
  • new technology features (scrubber, treatment system)
AIDAluna 69200 2100 2014 (Apr 26 - May 5) Hamburg (Blohm+Voss)
  • extensive maintenance (stabilizers, steering, body, machinery)
  • new Carnival developed filter system ("scrubber" technology lowering the exhaust gas emissions)
  • renovations (flooring, cabins, public areas, carpeting, new deck floorings)
  • face recognition system was installed at the photo shop, reducing printing chems and paper consumption by 50%
  1. Azamara Journey
  2. Azamara Quest
30227 694
  1. 2016 January
  2. 2016 April
  1. Freeport, Bahamas
  2. Singapore
  • new furniture and improvements of public spaces
  • all suites and cabins will have new carpets, curtains, wall covers, furniture, bedding sets, TVs
  • redesigned cabin bathrooms
  • 2 new Spa Suites per ship
Celebrity Century 71500 1814 2014 Feb-Mar Bahamas (Frreport)
  • now SkySea Golden Era
Celebrity Equinox 122000 2850 2014 Apr, 2019 Apr -
  • routine
Celebrity Infinity 90230 2050 2015 (Oct 15-29) Freeport Bahamas
  • major Royal and Penthouse Suites renovations
  • decor changes and renovations (pool area, Casino, Solarium)
  • new relaxation/entertainment area (Rooftop Terrace, deck 12)
  • new steakhouse restaurant (Tuscan Grille) replacing "SS United States")
Celebrity Summit 90230 2050 2016 (Feb 17 - Mar 12 ) Freeport Bahamas
  • major Royal and Penthouse Suites renovations
  • decor changes and renovations (pool area, Casino, Solarium)
  • new relaxation/entertainment area (Rooftop Terrace, deck 12)
  • new steakhouse restaurant (Tuscan Grille) replacing "Normandie")
  1. Celebrity Reflection
  2. Celebrity Constellation
  3. Celebrity Silhouette
  4. Celebrity Eclipse
  5. Celebrity Solstice
  6. Celebrity Infinity
  7. Celebrity Millennium
- -
  1. 2017 Oct
  2. 2017 April
  3. 2016 May, 2020 January
  4. 2015 April, 2020 April
  5. 2016 October
  6. 2014 November
  7. 2016 April
- -

Hurtigruten ships:

  1. MS Polarlys
  2. MS Kong Harald
  3. MS Nordkapp
  4. MS Nordnorge
- -
  1. 2016 Jan-Feb 2
  2. 2016 Jan-Feb 7
  3. 2016 March-April 19
  4. 2016 Oct-Nov 18
Fosen Yards (Norway)
  • "New Arctic Interior" designs
  • new furnishings
  • public space renovation - foyers, bars/cafes,  bistro, aft deck areas
  • dry-dock stay ~3 weeks per ship
MS Saint Laurent 4,954 210 2015 Apr Quebec
  • mostly interior decor
MS Europa 2 42,830 516 2015 Apr Blohm+Voss
  • technical maintenance
  • modernization of venues (redesigned  Sansibar Lounge, Sakura Sushi Restaurant)
  • renovated cabins (8 family apartments)
  • new carpeting
  • new hull painting
Holland America ms Amsterdam - - 2015 May -
  • top-grade suites enhancements (furnishings, colors, amenities, USB outlet, LED lighting, interactive TV system)
Holland America ms Noordam     2015  
  • top-grade suites enhancements (furnishings, colors, amenities, USB outlet, LED lighting, interactive TV system)
Holland America ms Oosterdam - - 2016 April Palermo Sicily
  • top-grade suites enhancements (furnishings, colors, amenities, USB outlet, LED lighting, interactive TV system)
Holland America ms Eurodam - - 2015 Dec Freeport Bahamas
  • top-grade suites enhancements (furnishings, colors, amenities, USB outlet, LED lighting, interactive TV system)
Holland America ms Rotterdam - - 2015 -
  • top-grade suites enhancements (furnishings, colors, amenities, USB outlet, LED lighting, interactive TV system)
Holland America ms Volendam 60890 1432 2014 Dec Singapore
  • addition of 21 cabins Lanai category and contemporary bar, Mix.
  • reconfiguration of the centrally located bars.
  • select cabins and all suites will have updated bathrooms.
Holland America ms Westerdam - - 2017 -
  • tba
National Geographic Orion 3984 102 2014 Sept Singapore
  • the Main Lounge library will be removed in order to increase space for meetings and lectures.
  • update of all audiovisual equipment, carpeting and furnishings.
  • the Observation Lounge will obtain a small library, nautical chart table and self-service beverage station.
P&O Azura 115000 3100 2015 Apr -
  • routine
P&O Aurora 76150 1880 2014 Nov 29 - Dec 18 -
  • cost £26 mill
  • new livery
  • new restaurants/venues (Sindhu, Glass House, Grab and Go, Costa Coffee)
  • renovations (theatre, Lido buffet, Reef kids club, Sidewalk Cafe, Spa, shop, Casino, Champions)
  • new Beach House menu
  • cabins upgrade
Phoenix Reisen - mv Artania 44350 1260 2014 Dec Lloyd Werft (Germany)
  • 71day dry-dock
  • technical enhancements (new Wartsila engines, new power and freshwater plants, new auxiliary generator, upgraded automation system)
  • new cabins (152 balconies), rooms renovation
  1. Seabourn Pride
  2. Seabourn Legend
  3. Seabourn Spirit

10,000 tons each, year built:

  1. 1988
  2. 1990
  3. 1988
  1. 208 (each)
  2. 450

Joining Windstar Cruises fleet in:

  1. 2014 Apr as Star Pride
  2. 2015 Apr as Star Legend
  3. 2015 May as Star Spirit
Italy
  • updated public spaces (Yacht Club Lounge, Compass Rose Lounge, Star Bar)
  • "Veranda" breakfast-lunch buffet with outdoor seating (nightly transformed into Candles Grill)
  • new restaurant (AmorphA)
  • renovation of all staterooms
  • water sports platform, deck barbecues
  • open-bridge policy (allowing guests to visit the Captain at the bridge)
Star Cruises - SuperStar Virgo 75340 - 2014 Jan 5-29 -
  • upgraded cabins, hotel services, dining options, renovation of all recreational facilities
  • refit of 270 balcony rooms
  • 560 m2 public spaces expansion, new shops
  • cost US$20 mill.

Windstar luxury cruise yachts

  1. 5,350
  2. 5,350
  3. 10,000
  1. 150
  2. 150
  3. 210
  1. 2014 November
  2. 2015 Apr
  3. 2014 Apr (2015 Apr)
 

these are the smallest ships in their fleet, cabins refurbishments total cost is US$3 mill. Changes include new sofa beds, new dressers, fine linen wall coverings, brand new lighting and carpeting, art works.

  1. renovation of 72 of the staterooms
  2. renovation of 73 cabins
  3. major refurbishment and refits (a month long drydock). In 2016, Star Pride was again refurbished ($4,5 million project) incl remodeling of Owner’s Suites, dining venues, public spaces, open decks renovations.
Celestyal Cruises - Celestyal Odyssey (former Semester at Sea ship  MV Explorer) 24,320 840 2014 - May 4-16 Lloyd Werft (Bremerhaven, Germany)
  • routine maintenance, engine-, ventilation- and steel repairs (superstructure, tanks), fresh water sys, rudder, propeller, pipes, ventilation, deck improvements (new tiles and carpets in public spaces)

Oceania cruise ships refurbishments

(all R-class vessels)

Insignia
Marina
Nautica
Regatta
Riviera
Sirena

- - 2014 Apr 24 - Jun 6)
2015 (Riviera)
2016 (Marina, Sirena)
  • Marseilles, France (Insignia, Nautica, Sirena)
  • Vancouver, Canada (Regatta)
  • upgrades cost US$50 mill.
  • all suites and cabins, some public rooms.
  • suites (new bathrooms, bigger showers)
  • Terrace Cafe (new grill), new bars (Barista, Illy), Horizons lounge, Grand MDR, Toscana restaurant, Martinis (new furniture), Canyon Ranch Spa (new steam and changing rooms).
Saga Cruises - Saga Sapphire 37,049 750 2016 June Blohm+Voss (Germany)
  • Aviators Bar extended
  • new deck (pool area)
  • main engines maintenance
Silversea Expeditions - Silver Discoverer 5,220 128 2014 Feb -
  • changing fleet
Lindblad - National Geographic Explorer - 148 2015 - Apr 16 Lloyd Werft (Germany)
  • general maintenance

Carnival ships refurbishment schedule - all ships refurbished in the period 2011-2016 with newly added amenities and facilities by the Carnival Cruise Lines "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrade program. The list of Carnival ships scheduled for dry dock in:

  • 2015 (Magic, Paradise, Fascination, Magic, Miracle, Sensation, Spirit, Victory)
  • 2016 (Fantasy, Imagination, Inspiration, Splendor, Valor)
  • 2017 (Breeze, Ecstasy, Elation, Glory, Sensation)

There is a new $300 mill program for ship technology upgrades fleet-wide.

  • (new facilities): bars (RedFrog, BlueIguana, Library, Alchemy, EA Sports), Guy’s Burger, BlueIguana Cantina,  Punchliners (George Lopez),  DJ IRIE (Spin U /DJ Academy), Seuss at Sea (kids venue), Hasbro The Game Show, and finally - the Playlist Productions.
  • Some will have Bonsai Sushi
  • technology upgrades (scrubbers, shoreside power capabilities)
  • WaterWorks Aqua Park

Royal Caribbean ships refurbishments schedule 2016-2017

(by the RCCL's $300 million "Royal Advantage" renovation program)

Adventure of the Seas 137280 3110 2016 (Oct 17 - Nov 13) Freeport, Bahamas
  • waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • Slashaway Bay (interactive water park)
  • FlowRider (surf simulator)
  • Izumi (sushi restaurant)
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse restaurant)
Allure of the Seas 225280 5400
  1. 2014 February 23 - March 2
  2. 2015 May 1-19
  1. Bahamas
  2. Cadiz (Navantia yards)
  1. propulsion system repairs (1 of the 3 Azipods has weared bearings)
  2. new theater programming (Mamma Mia); new venues (Sabor Taqueria, Tequila Bar); Dynamic Dining
Empress of the Seas / Pullmatur Empress - - 2016 April Cadiz, Spain
  • tba 
Enchantment of the Seas - - 2017 -
  • tba
Explorer of the Seas 137300 3110 2015 March -
  • Oasis-class makeovers
Freedom Of The Seas 154407 3634 2015 -
  • new cabins
  • cabin renovations
  • Cupcake Cupboard
  • “DreamWorks Experience”
  • Nursery
  • 3D Cinema
  • outdoor movie screen
  • BRITTO Gallery
  • R-Bar
  • Giovanni’s Table, Sabor Modern Mexican
Grandeur of the Seas - - 2017 -
  • tba
Jewel of the Seas 90090 2540 2016 May Cadiz, Spain
  • Oasis updates
  • new accommodations - a two-bedroom family suite, 24 new outside and balcony staterooms
  • new restaurants/bars: Izumi (Asian), Giovanni's Table (Italian), steakhouse, Vintages bar
  • Nursery
  • poolside large-size outdoor movie screen
  • flat TVs in all cabins
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)
Liberty of the Seas 154400 3630 2016 February Freeport Bahamas
  • new 89 cabins (incl 26 panoramic oceanviews)
  • Perfect Storm aquapark with waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango)
  • Splashaway Bay (kids waterplay area)
  • new restaurants/bars - Sabor (Mexican), Giovanni's Table (Italian), R Bar (1960's themed)
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)
Legend of the Seas - - 2017 -
  • tba
Mariner of the Seas 138300 3110 2017 -
  • Oasis updates
Majesty of the Seas 73900 2360 2016 May Freeport Bahamas
  • routine maintenance
  • cabins renovations
  • Perfect Storm aquapark, 3 waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango- raft slide)
  • poolside large-size outdoor movie screen
  • new restaurants/bars - Izumi (Asian), Sabor (Mexican), Giovanni's Table (Italian), Chef's Table
  • DreamWorks Experience
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)
Oasis of the Seas 225000 5400 2014 (Sept-October) Rotterdam
  • routine maintenance
Mariner of the Seas 138280 3110 2014 (March 15-30) Singapore
  • Oasis updates
Navigator of the Seas 138280 3110 2014 Feb 1-8, next 2018  
  • Oasis- and Quantum-class updates, among which virtual balconies, FlowRider, new restaurants (Izumi, Park Cafe, Giovanni's, Sabor).
Radiance of the Seas - - 2016 May Singapore
  • tba
Rhapsody of the Seas - - 2016 December -
  • tba
Serenade of the Seas - - 2017 -
  • tba
Splendour of the Seas 69140 920 2016 April Freeport Bahamas
  • becoming Thomson Discovery (for Thomson Cruises UK)
Voyager of the Seas 137280 3110 2014 April-October, next 2018 Singapore
  • Oasis-class upgrades

(dry dock) NCL ships refurbishments

NCL Pride of America 2016 (Feb-Mar)
  • cabins and public areas renovation (furniture, lighting, flooring)
  • restaurants redecorated
  • Spa renovated
  • new venues (wedding chapel, Soho Art Gallery, Perspectives Photo Studio, Dolce Gelato)
  • refinished swimming pool, new loungers, new Jacuzzis
  • cabins upgrades (new furniture, bedding, TVs)
Norwegian Pearl 2013 April -
Norwegian Sky 2016 January 11-15 (next January 2017)
  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
Norwegian Spirit early 2017
  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
Norwegian Sun 2016 April-May
  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
Norwegian Star 2015
  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
Norwegian Jade 2017 Spring
  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
Norwegian Jewel 2014 May 3-17
San Francisco CA drydock
  • Penthouse Suites redecoration
  • Horizon and Observation lounges redecoration
  • new furnishings, wall coverings, artworks, LED lighting, carpets
  • new furniture for Decks 11-12's relaxation areas
Norwegian Gem 2015 October-November
San Francisco CA drydock
  • Penthouse Suites redecoration
  • Horizon and Observation lounges redecoration
  • new furnishings, wall coverings, artworks, LED lighting, carpets
  • new furniture for Decks 11-12's relaxation areas
  • added O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill
Norwegian Epic 2015 Sept 26-Oct 11
Brest France drydock
  • maintenance
  • new entertainment
  • The Cavern Club
Norwegian Dawn 2016 May 8 - June 3
  • Blue Lagoon to be replaced by O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill
  • Moderno Churrascaria to be relocated to deck 13 9replacing the Star Bar there)
  • public areas renovations
  • hull painting

MSC cruise ships refurbishments dates

The MSC Cruises line announced in late December 2013 that they start a  €200 refurbishment program (named "renaissance") involving not only revitalization of all the Lirica-class vessels, but also stretching all four of them to be done in the period 2014-2016 (for a total of 38 drydock weeks).

After that, each of these 4 MSC ships will have:

  • a new AquaPark with a slide, water cannons, water sprays
  • onboard boutiques enhancement - new interior designs, new perfumery on each ship selling top brands, like Dior
  • new passenger and crew cabins (respectively 193 and 59 per vessel)

The exact MSC cruise ship refurbishment dates by ship are:

Each of these vessels is now 824 ft / 251 m long, with weight of ~60,000 GT and passenger capacity 2,070. After the refit, each of them will be 902 ft / 275 m long, with weight of ~65,000 GT and capacity 2,680, featuring 193 additional pax staterooms and 59 new crew cabins.

Cruise ships refurbished in 2013

Ships Names Weight Passenger Capacity ships refurbishment schedule / dry dock dates Dry Dock Location cruise ships refits information/facts
Azamara Journey 30300 710 2013 Jan 6-13 Singapore lounges upgrades (new carpets and furniture), new gym equipment
Carnival Sunshine 101350 2640 2013 Feb 22 - April 12 Italy (Trieste) former name Carnival Destiny, refurbishment cost US$155 million, Dream-class ship dining venues, bars, lounges, cabins.
Celebrity Constellation 91000 2034 2013 April - 66 new cabins (17oceanview, 12Interior, 37AquaClass), new balconies for suites, basketball court upgrade, Apple PCs, retail store, WiFi, carpeting, new loungers.
Crystal Serenity 68000 1070 2013 Nov (next scheduled refurb 2016 May) Cadiz 2-week drydock (cost $17mill), overhauls of all Penthouse Suites & the Lido Deck (Trident Grill, Lido Cafe, Tastes), general maintenance, energy-saving lighting.
Disney Dream 128700 4000 2015 October 4-24 FreeportBahamas
  • new interactive-entertainment kids areas - themed Star Wars and Disney Infinity
  • new ice-cream bar - Vanellope's Sweets & Treats (handmade gelato)
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (kids beauty salon for character makeovers - princesses, knights, pirates)
  • Deck 13's adult sundeck area now with Satellite Falls (splash pool, benches, rain curtain)
Disney Magic 83340 1750 2013 (7 Sept - 10 Oct)
2015 (Sept 5-18)
Spain (Cadiz, the Navantia shipyard)
  • extensive renovations (restaurants, bars, spa, atrium, staterooms( kids area
  • Dream-class concepts (waterslide starting near the funnel's top and swinging out over the side of the ship; lighting/audio upgrades)
  • 2015 - updated Boutiques (Bibbidi Bobbidi, Anna & Elsa’s)
  • 2015 - The Edge club (relocated to deck 9)
  • 2015 - general maintenance, propulsion upgrade
Disney Wonder 83340 1750 2016 (Sept 9 - Oct 23) Spain (Cadiz, the Navantia shipyard)
  • Dream-class concepts (waterslide, lighting/audio upgrades)
  • renovations (restaurants, bars, spa, atrium, cabins, kids areas)
  • "Marvel Super Hero Academy"
  • Animator’s Palate restaurant with 2 dinner shows
  • kids programs upgrades (Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab)
  • new venues - Tiana’s Place (restaurant), Fathoms (disco), O’Gills (English pub), Mickey’s Mainsail (shop), Chill Teen Spa, Smile Spa
  • source CruiseShipDeckPlan
ms Amsterdam 60870 1380 2013 Dec - routine
ms Statendam 55450 1260 2013 Jan - routine
ms Zaandam 60900 1430 2013 Oct (2015 Apr) - routine
NCL - Pride of America 81000 2140 2013 (March 23 - April 6) Hawaii (Honolulu)
  • refurb cost US$30 million
  • added 4 single cabins, 24 new suites, steakhouse
  • shipwide Wi-Fi
Seabourn Quest     2013 May (2016 April) - 4 penthhouse spa suites.
Silversea Expeditions - Silver Galapagos 4080 100 2013 Sept 7-28 Singapore

totally refurbished and renewed:

  • new interior for all cabins
  • flat TVs, beds with new mattresses, deluxe linens
  • marble bathrooms with wooden floor
  • refurbished public spaces (new carpets, curtains, etc)
  • Wi-Fi access
  • new venues - massage room, small gym, beauty salon, ondeck Jacuzzi, "The Grill" outdoor restaurant.
Fred Olsen ms Boudicca 28000 900 2013 Nov 18 Lloyd Werft, Germany
  • 28 cabins fitted with balconies (deck 7)
  • maintenance (seacocks, hull coating)
  • piping system modification
  • major repairs: stabilisers and rudder
  • bow thruster replacement.
Costa Mediterranea 86000 2680 2013 Nov 21 - Dec 4 Fincantieri/Palermo, Italy
  • planned maintenance (hull cleaning/repainting, new carpets, curtains, etc in public rooms), cost EU 4 mill.
  1. Costa Voyager
  2. Costa neoRiviera
  3. Costa neoClassica
  1. 24400
  2. 48200
  3. 53000
-
  1. Nov 7-21
  2. Nov 7-12
  3. Nov 12 - Dec 21
Genoa, Italy
  1. hull and engine
  2. hull, engine, open-air deck places, indoor passenger areas, cabins renovation
  3. routine maintenance (hull, engine, hotel), passenger/ hotel areas & cabins renovation, new Suite furniture, Tivoli restaurant upgrade, SPA refurbishment /new TRX classes area
Costa Victoria 75950 1930 2013 Oct 25 - Nov 11 Singapore (Sembawang yard)
  • cost $18 mill
  • list of upgrades: boutique shops, new dining options (buffet terrace, Pizza, Noodle bar, midnight buffet), redecorated lounges, new art works, restyled interior (European flair), new evening entertainment program.
Carnival cruise ships refurbishment schedule - Carnival ships refurbished in 2013 (Destiny, Fantasy, Fascination, Legend, Pride, Victory)
  • Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades

Royal Caribbean ships refurbished 2013 ("Royal Advantage" program)

Brilliance of the Seas 90000 2100 2013 May Cadiz
  • Oasis-class upgrades.
Enchantment of the Seas 80700 2450 2013 December Cadiz
  • Oasis-class upgrade.
Explorer of the Seas 137300 3110 2014 December -
  • Oasis-class makeovers.
Independence of the Seas 154400 3630 2013 (April - May), next 2017 -
  • a nursery, Wi-Fi, a big movie screen by the main pool.
Legend of the Seas 70000 1800 2013 (January -February), next 2017 Singapore
  • Oasis-class refits (cost $50 mill).
Oasis of the Seas 225000 5400 2014 (Sept-October) Rotterdam
  • routine maintenance.
Vision of the Seas 78500 2000 2013 October, next 2017 -
  • Oasis-class updates.
P&O Arcadia 83780 2020 2013 December
next 2018 November
- new single cabins (2 Balcony, 4 Inside), a new disco, cabins-lounges-shops refitting and updates. Follow the Arcadia link to see the youtube video about it.
P&O Ventura 116000 3080 2013 (March 22 through April 6)
next - 2018 March
Germany (Hamburg) to be added 18 single cabins, "The Retreat" deck (adults-only), a new wine&food venue, cabin upgrades (including new mattresses).
European Waterways (line) - - 2013 - EW has completed its fleetwide renovation program for deck and cabin refurbs, new furniture, expanded WiFi.
TUI - Mein Schiff 2 77,713 1886 2013 Nov 1-7 Cadiz, Spain
  • general maintenance, repainting the ship's exterior, installing new yoga area (Deck 12, outdoor), new (eco) hull coating, LED lamps and new carpeting in public places, renovation of the "Cliff 24" bar.

List of cruise ships last refurbished drydock dates

Table links redirect to the lines' itinerary review hubs, with internal links to all their cruise ships.

  • P&O Adonia
  • P&O Oceana
  • P&O Oriana
  • May 2011, next - 2016 May
  • Dec 2012, next - 2017 Dec.
  • Dec 2011, next - 2016 Dec
Wind Spirit and Wind Surf ($18 mill program) Nov 2012
Azamara Quest (new steam room, new caviar-champagne bar) Nov 2012
ms Paul Gauguin Jan 2012 (US$7 mill)
Un-Cruise Adventures Safari Endeavour Dec 2012.

All Singapore-based refurbishment projects are done by Sembcorp Marine (at the Admiralty Yard). The company is among the leaders in the cruise ship refit market. Among its cliebts are Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Star Cruises (Asia).

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