Cruise Ship Refurbishment Schedule

  November 26, 2015 ,  Ships and Lines

This is CruiseMapper's cruise ship refurbishments schedule of dry-dock dates, news, and information on deck plan changes during vessel refits, regular maintenance and repairs, overhauls and renovation of small and big passenger cruise ships. Next links jump down directly to the cruise line refurbishment schedule of Royal Caribbean, Carnival, NCL Norwegian, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, P&O (UK-Australia), Oceania, Disney, MSC, Costa, TUI-AIDA, Windstar, plus various small-ship and luxury brands.

Cruise ship refurbishment tends to be the best value-for-money strategy and highly successful policy for major cruise line companies in a time of worldwide economic uncertainty.

For your convenience, this link goes directly to the list of all cruise line refurbishments 2018-2019-2020 schedule. To read more cruise ship technology news, please visit our engines-propulsion-fuel survey.

At CruiseMapper's list of new vessels under construction or on order, you'll also find an impressive number of passenger ships (river-, ocean- and cruiseferries) being built/launched in the period 2015-2019. The majority of those joined the fleets owned by the world's biggest cruise companies - Carnival Corporation and RCCL-Royal Caribbean - via their subsidiaries/brands.

Cruise ship refurbishments, renovations, refits

Cruise ship drydocking (vessel refits and onboard refurbishments) is a multi-billion market with regularly scheduled vessel renovation projects every 2-3 years. Most drydocks are planned by the world's largest cruise shipowners - Carnival Corporation, RCG-Royal Caribbean Group, MSC Shipping Group, and NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

2019's drydock schedule featured the industry's largest (so far) vessel reconstruction project - Carnival Triumph's conversion into Carnival Sunrise. The 60-day project (at Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz Spain) was budgeted ~USD 200 million. For comparison, Carnival Destiny-Sunshine conversion (2013) cost ~USD 155M. Navigator OTS' drydock reconstruction (Jan-Feb 2019) was budgeted USD 115M. Also in 2019 were conducted the drydocks of the NCLH-owned Oceania (6-ship brand) with fleet-refurb budget ~USD 100 million.

Cruiseship refurb and newbuild contractor companies

One of the industry's largest companies contracted for cruiseship and yacht interior outfitting (both of newbuilds and refitted boats) is De Wave Group (based in Genoa Italy). The company's cruiseship order book in 2022 was EUR 104 million. De Wave Group's latest projects included the newbuilds Seabourn Venture, Seabourn Pursuit, Discovery Princess (EUR 15M), Norwegian Prima (EUR 10M), Celebrity Beyond (EUR 9M/April 2021), as well as refit projects for Virgin's Resilient Lady (June 2021/EUR 40M), NCL (EUR 6M), Oceania's Marina and Riviera (~600 staterooms + public areas).

ALMACO Group is another major turnkey manufacturer serving the marine and offshore industries. The company designs, manufactures and installs staterooms (crew and passenger cabin units), galley/kitchen equipment, provision stores, cold freezer rooms, refrigeration machinery systems, laundry facilities, pantries, bars. ALMACO is also contracted for lifecycle services (scheduled maintenance works) and spare parts supply for passenger vessels (including cruiseferries), as well as for and expert engineering and project management. Amongst ALMACO's customers (multi-million projects) are Carnival Corporation, Saga Group UK, Ritz-Carlton Yachts, Swan Hellenic, VIKING LINE.

Why cruise ships are being refurbished?

Time is money - while a cruise ship overhaul takes 15-30-days, building a new liner (design to launch) takes ~3 years (depending on vessel size, specifications, special features, owner, budget, etc).

In comparison to cruise newbuilds' cost (especially of bigger units), ship refurbishments are a lot cheaper than building a new one. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis and IMO's new maritime regulations, all major cruise shipping companies started to sell (and eventually replace) the fleet's oldest units to smaller travel operators.

In most cases, "refurbished" is synonymous with "maintenance and repairs", "freshened up" and "overhauled". Works include engineering/machinery updates, hull cleaning-painting, new furniture and decors (sometimes only changing the color schemes), new carpets, smart HDTVs (interactive systems), shipwide Wi-Fi coverage and faster satellite Internet, replacing handrails and glass, upgrades of venues (sometimes creating new lounge areas or expanding old ones), new amenities and services, etc. This would cost the company between US$10-30 million per ship. Some refits may cost up to US$50M.

Drydock refit projects for older vessels always include installing low-water usage toilets (urinals and fixtures), energy-efficient LED lighting (inside and outside), energy-efficient windows, HVAC system (heat-ventilation-air conditioning), hull coating (to reduce the boat's resistance through water).

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 in 2005 (next photo and the YouTube video 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.


Cruise ship refurbishment news are some of the "most wanted" and extremely popular on all major online 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 than going on brand new ships. It's a fact that many travellers 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.

The next YouTube video shows the timelapse of the MS Braemar ship's drydock extension at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg Germany.


Cruise ship refurbishment jobs

Cruise ship refurbishment jobs are another issue. In 2009 Saga Holidays (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.

The next video is about the April 2016 drydock refurb of Splendour OTS (now Marella Discovery) done in Freeport Bahamas.


Often vessels' need unscheduled repairs - not matching with planned maintenance schedules. In such cases are used teams of underwater specialists for fast, high-quality repairs, thus avoiding potential loss of income due to drydocking. The world's first global underwater ship repair service provider is Wartsila (CruiseMapper tagged news) - any marine services and maintenance works, regardless of the ship's current location.

In 2017, Wartsila (Finnish marine corporation) acquired Trident BV (a global provider of commercial diving services) Via Trident, Wartsila offers worldwide underwater repairs, propulsion systems overhaul, regular maintenance works (hull cleaning, propeller polishing, welding), scrubber-cleaning and retrofitting, even major underwater overhauls. Corporation's main underwater teams are in Holland, Italy, and the Canaries. They can be dispatched to any location in a matter of hours, providing fast-response vessel inspections, repairs, refurbishments, equipment installation-replacement.

Cruise ship refurbishment schedule 2020-2021-2022

This is a regularly updated list of dry-dock dates, with concise info about the cruise ship upgrades, deck plan changes and refits by the cruise company. All links in the following table are internal (CruiseMapper) and redirect to the ship's deck plan page.

Note1: All Singapore-based vessel refurbishment projects are done by Sembcorp Marine (at the Admiralty Yard). The company is among the leaders on the cruise ship refit market. Among its regular clients are Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Star Cruises (Asia).

Note2: All Cadiz (Spain)-based ship refurbishments are done by the Navantia shipbuilding company - Europe's 5th and the world's 9th largest shipbuilder. The company's ship-repair services are provided to both commercial and military (naval) vessels.

RCI Royal Caribbean drydock refurbishments

RCI's "Royal Advantage" renovation program (2011-2016) was budgeted USD 300 million. RCI's 6-ship refurbishment project "innovation renovations" was implemented in 2016. The vessels Adventure, Empress, Jewel, Liberty, Majesty, and Radiance received some of the company's most popular shipboard features.

In mid-March 2018, Royal Caribbean announced a USD 1 billion fleetwide refurbishment project ("Royal Amplified", 2018-2022) covering 10 liners in 3 classes (Oasis, Freedom, Voyager).

RCI drydocks are usually conducted at the shipyards in Freeport (Grand Bahama), Singapore, and Cadiz (Navantia's shipyard in Puerto Real). RCI ships usually enter drydocks in up to 5-year periods.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Harmony of the Seas

2021 April

drydock 2021 (technical)

Symphony of the Seas

2021 May

drydock 2021 (technical)

Adventure of the Seas

2018 (January 31- March 1) Freeport Bahamas

  • waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • Splashaway Bay (interactive water park)
  • FlowRider (surf simulator)
  • Izumi (sushi restaurant)
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse restaurant)

Allure of the Seas

2014 February 23 - March 2 (Bahamas)

2015 May 1-19 (Cadiz Spain)

2018 January (for propulsion repairs)

2020 (March 13 - May 9) Royal Amplified

2020 drydock (USD 165 million)

  • ~50 new cabins (inside and oceanview)
  • retail shopping zone changes (new shops)
  • "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade"
  • Ultimate Abyss (10-deck high waterslide), "The Perfect Storm" (3-deck high, 3-waterslides complex)
  • "Sugar Beach" (ice-cream/candies), "Beach Shop" (pool wear)
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) completely refurbished-redesigned, teen facilities redesigned
  • Card Room replaced by Royal Escape Room (adventure gaming/team-building exercises) dedicated to "Mission Control: Apollo 18" (puzzle game)
  • "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (2-level poolside bar lounge)
  • H2O Zone redesigned to "Splashaway Bay" (outdoor playground/kids aquapark)
  • new dining venues - Portside BBQ (a la carte steakhouse restaurant), El Loco Fresh (outdoor fast-food bar), Giovanni's Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar (upgraded food and wine menus, hand-tossed pizzas, charcuterie/meat station)
  • Spotlight Karaoke (bar lounge with 2 private rooms for parties)
  • new Quantum-class venues - "Music Hall" (2-deck dancing lounge) and "Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr" (served by 2 robotic bartenders)
  • "Clash for the Crystal City" (new laser tag game at Studio B's Ice Rink)

Brilliance of the Seas

2018 April 21-30 (Hamburg Germany)

  • Oasis-class upgrades

Enchantment of the Seas

2021 Sept (Cadiz)

routine maintenance

Explorer of the Seas

2020 (Royal Amplified) March 17 - May 6, Cadiz Spain

USD 110 million drydock

  • Perfect Storm (outdoor complex with 2 waterslides - Cyclone” and “Typhoon”) plus the raft slide “Tidal Wave”
  • redesigned pool deck (Lido Deck 11) - adding poolside hammocks, daybeds, casitas (small wooden cabins), in-pool chaise lounge chairs
  • "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (3-level poolside bar / on 3 decks)
  • completely renovated Solarium (Deck 11 forward)
  • Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen (Italian specialty trattoria restaurant, also offers hand-tossed oven-baked pizzas and made-to-order dishes, premium Italian wines and cocktails)
  • "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade" (sports-themed bar lounge with 52 HDTVs on its walls, pub-type drink, and food menus, arcade games, trivia contests, sports tournaments, pool table, Owner’s Box /VIP seating)
  • Johnny Rockets Express (pool deck food and beverage service)
  • Starbucks (kiosk/brand coffee beverages and pastries)
  • Studio B (2-level lounge upgraded with the glow-in-the-dark laser tag game "Clash for the Crystal City")
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) redesigned and upgraded with new rooms and activities by age group
  • Teens-only club lounge redesigned and upgraded with an exclusive open-air sundeck and new activities

Freedom Of The Seas


2020 (Royal Amplified) January 12 - March 7

2015 drydock

  • new cabins
  • cabin renovations
  • Cupcake Cupboard
  • "DreamWorks Experience"
  • Nursery
  • 3D Cinema
  • outdoor movie screen
  • BRITTO Gallery
  • R-Bar
  • Giovanni's Table, Sabor Modern Mexican

2020 drydock ($116 million)

  • all staterooms renovated, redesigned mini-golf course, many existing venues will be also redesigned and renovated
  • Perfect Storm with waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • The Blaster (water coaster) and Riptide (mat racing slide)
  • Splashaway Bay (interactive water playground)
  • pool deck's sunbathing areas will receive more shaded seating (including daybeds, hammocks, swing seats, casitas/wooden cabins), Solarium renewed
  • new venues - To Dry For (blow-dry bar), Lime and Coconut (2-level bar with live music), Bamboo Room (bar lounge), Johnny Rockets Express, Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade, Starbucks Bar, The Observatorium (Royal Escape Room)
  • new restaurants - El Loco Fresh, Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen, Hooked Seafood, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi
  • Battle for Planet Z (laser tag course at Studio B) for "Clash for the Crystal City" gaming experience

Grandeur of the Seas


  • routine maintenance
  • cabins renovations
  • Voom Internet

Independence of the Seas

2023 (Jan 6 - Feb 16) Cadiz

2018 (April 4 - May 4) Freeport Bahamas

drydock 2023 - general

drydock 2018

  • Splashaway Bay (large-sized interactive aqua park) with water slides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango), water cannons and fountains, pools, drench bucket
  • Izumi (Japanese restaurant with Teppanyaki grills)
  • two Escape Rooms (adventure gaming)
  • new lounges
  • trampoline park, laser tag course, larger ice rink, FlowRider
  • renovated Royal Theater
  • new "Panoramic Ocean View" category cabins
  • Fish and Ships (poolside a-la-carte food bar), Sugar Beach (ice cream bar/candy shop)

Ovation of the Seas

2019 April

general renovation after the Asian/Chinese deployment. On Lido Deck, Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop was replaced with Fish and Ships (poolside specialty seafood bar)

Jewel of the Seas

2021 May

2016 May (Cadiz Spain)

drydock 2021 (technical)

drydock 2016

  • new cabins, stateroom renovations
  • Portofino replaced by Giovanni's Table (Italian restaurant)
  • Seaview Cafe replaced by Izumi
  • Vintages (wine bar) replaces Champagne Bar
  • Seaside private dining room replaced by inside cabins
  • Explorer's Court replaced with 1 inside cabin
  • added Nursery, digital signage boards
  • Wi-Fi upgraded to shipwide, VOOM Internet available
  • poolside theater added (Jumbotron)
  • Hollywood Odyssey replaced by Concierge Club
  • Chops Grille, Spa and retail shops redesigned

Liberty of the Seas

2021 July

2016 February (Freeport Bahamas)

drydock 2021 (technical)

drydock 2016

  • new 89 cabins (26 panoramic oceanviews, one 2-bedroom family suite, 24 new outside, and balcony staterooms)
  • Perfect Storm aquapark with waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango)
  • Splashaway Bay (kids waterplay area)
  • new restaurants/bars: Izumi (Asian), Giovanni's Table (Italian), steakhouse, Vintages bar, Sabor (Mexican)
  • Nursery
  • a poolside large-size outdoor movie screen
  • flat TVs in all cabins
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)

Mariner of the Seas

2018 (May 8 - June 24)

  • Perfect Storm (waterslides "Cyclone" and "Typhoon")
  • FlowRider (surf simulator)
  • SkyPad (virtual reality trampoline)
  • laser tag course ("Battle for Planet Z" / glow-in-the-dark gaming room)
  • Slashaway Bay (kids aqua park)
  • The Observatorium (Escape Room by Puzzle Break)
  • Jamie's Italian Restaurant (replaced Giovanni's Table)
  • The Bamboo Room (cocktail bar)
  • Izumi (Japanese restaurant / sushi
  • Playmakers (sports bar / arcade)
  • updated cabins and public spaces
  • 100 new staterooms
  • DreamWorks Experience was removed
  • (2018 refurb cost USD 100 million)

Majesty of the Seas

2016 May (Freeport Bahamas)

  • routine maintenance
  • cabins renovations
  • Perfect Storm aquapark, 3 waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango- raft slide)
  • a 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)

Allure of the Seas

2020 (March 13 - May 9) Royal Amplified

2015 drydock (May 1-19, Cadiz)

  • propulsion system repairs (1 of the 3 Azipods has worn bearings); to fix a damaged propeller
  • new theater programming (Mamma Mia); new venues (Deck 16: Sabor Taqueria, Tequila Bar); Dynamic Dining
  • Izumi restaurant removed to Deck 4 (Windjammer area) and upgraded with the Teppanyaki menu.
  • Viking Crown Lounge replaced by Suite Lounge and Coastal Kitchen (Deck 17)
  • new cabin categories introduced (Deck 17), including 10 Suites (6x Grand, 2x Royal, 2x Royal Family)
  • Pinnacle Lounge transformed into OL-Owner Loft Suite
  • Pinnacle Chapel transformed into GL-Grand Loft Suite.
  • new designer boutiques (Decks 5 and 8 /shopping arcade: Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors)

2020 drydock (USD 165 million)

  • ~50 new cabins (inside and oceanview)
  • retail shopping zone changes (new shops)
  • "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade"
  • Ultimate Abyss (10-deck high waterslide), "The Perfect Storm" (3-deck high, 3-waterslides complex)
  • "Sugar Beach" (ice-cream/candies), "Beach Shop" (pool wear)
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) completely refurbished-redesigned, teen facilities redesigned
  • Card Room replaced by Royal Escape Room (adventure gaming/team-building exercises) dedicated to "Mission Control: Apollo 18" (puzzle game)
  • "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (2-level poolside bar lounge)
  • H2O Zone redesigned to "Splashaway Bay" (outdoor playground/kids aquapark)
  • new dining venues - Portside BBQ (a la carte steakhouse restaurant), El Loco Fresh (outdoor fast-food bar), Giovanni's Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar (upgraded food and wine menus, hand-tossed pizzas, charcuterie/meat station)
  • Spotlight Karaoke (bar lounge with 2 private rooms for parties)
  • new Quantum-class venues - "Music Hall" (2-deck dancing lounge) and "Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr" (served by 2 robotic bartenders)
  • "Clash for the Crystal City" (new laser tag game at Studio B's Ice Rink)

Oasis of the Seas

2019 (September 22 - November 23)

(USD 165 million drydock refurb project)

  • Blaze Lounge upgraded-redesigned to Blaze Comedy Club (Comedy Live now Diamond Lounge)
  • On Air Club (karaoke-sports bar) replaced by "Spotlight Karaoke" (with 2 private rooms for parties)
  • retail zone changes (new shops)
  • 3 old venues ("Cups and Scoops", "Arcade", "Sabor Mexican") replaced by "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade"
  • Sabor Bar replaced by Ultimate Abyss waterslide's landing area
  • Candy Beach replaced by "Sugar Beach" and "Beach Shop"
  • 51 new cabins added
  • Picture This (portrait studio) replaced by Central Park Library
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) completely refurbished-redesigned
  • Card Room replaced by Royal Escape Room (adventure gaming/team building exercises) dedicated to "Mission Control: Apollo 18" (puzzle game)
  • Solarium Cafe renamed "Solarium Bistro"
  • added "The Perfect Storm" (3-waterslides complex)
  • "Pool Bar" and "Sand Bar" replaced by "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (level 1 of 2)
  • H2O Zone redesigned to "Splashaway Bay" (outdoor playground/kids aqua park)
  • The Living Room (teen lounge) replaced by "Portside BBQ" (a la carte restaurant
  • teen facilities (Fuel Disco, The Back Deck) redesigned
  • Wipe Out Cafe replaced by El Loco Fresh (outdoor food bar)
  • 2 outdoor venues ("Sky Bar" and "Mast Bar") replaced by The Lime and Coconut Bar (level 2 of 2), added 2 whirlpools
  • Aft Deck 16 installed entry-level for Ultimate Abyss (10-deck waterslide) replacing Wipe Out Bar
  • new Quantum-Class venues - "Music Hall" (2-deck dancing lounge) and "Bionic Bar" (served by robotic bartenders). Bionic Bar replaced Champagne Bar, Music Hall replaced Dazzles Disco
  • "Clash for the Crystal City" is a new laser tag game at Studio B's Ice Rink.

Quantum of the Seas

2019 Oct 19 - Nov 16 (Singapore)

(USD 65 million) - general maintenance, technical overhauls, refreshed interiors, new attractions (Laser Tag, Escape Room)

Navigator of the Seas

2019 Jan 3 - Feb 23

  • Oasis- and Quantum-class cabin updates, virtual balconies
  • Perfect Storm waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • The Blaster (aqua coaster, 244 m / 800 ft long 2-person raft slide)
  • Riptide (headfirst mat racing waterslide with transparent tube)
  • completely redesigned pool deck area (more swimming pools, Splash Pad for tots)
  • Lime and Coconut (new 2-level bar with live music)
  • To Dry For (blow dry bar - hairstyling, champagnes, and wines)
  • Bamboo Room (bar lounge)
  • Johnny Rockets Express (fleet's first)
  • Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade (with "Owner's Box" VIP room)
  • Starbucks
  • new restaurants (El Loco Fresh, Jamie's Italian, Hooked Seafood)
  • The Observatorium (Royal Escape Room)
  • Mini-golf course
  • Battle for Planet Z (Studio B) laser tag course

Quantum of the Seas

2019 (Oct 19 - Nov 16) Singapore

Along with the regular maintenance works will be added two new team gaming experiences (Laser Tag, Escape Room).

Radiance of the Seas

2021 Sept (Cadiz)

routine maintenance

Rhapsody of the Seas

2022 April-May (Brest France)

routine maintenance (hull cleaning and painting, mechanical/machinery inspections and upgrades), open-deck spaces renovations (sundeck, swimming pools), recarpeting of all indoor public areas (hallways, bars, lounges)

Serenade of the Seas


routine maintenance (hull cleaning and painting, mechanical/machinery inspections and upgrades), open-deck spaces renovations (sundeck, swimming pools), recarpeting of all indoor public areas (hallways, bars, lounges)

Vision of the Seas2022 February (Freeport Bahamas)

routine maintenance

Voyager of the Seas

  • 2014 April-October (Rotterdam Holland)
  • 2019 (September 10 - October 14)

2019 drydock (USD 97 million)

  • "The Perfect Storm" aquapark with two waterslides (Typhoon and Cyclone)
  • "Battle for Planet Z" (laser tag course) in "Studio B" (ice-skating rink)
  • "Adventure Ocean" (kids facilities) redesigned, kids programming (3-12 yo) upgraded
  • "Royal Babies and Tots Nursery" (for babies and toddlers) - Voyager OTS is currently fleet's only liner without a nursery.
  • Teenagers' exclusive hangout will be updated and will be added to an adjacent outdoor laid-back/sun deck.
  • Vitality Spa and Fitness Center (wellness complex on Deck 12) enhanced, enlarged and relocated (from forward to aft)
  • 72 new staterooms (interior and balcony)
  • new exclusive lounges - Suite Lounge and Diamond Lounge

2014 drydock

  • new cabins (25 oceanview, 23 interior), new forward spa cabins, cabin categories changes, new flat TVs in all cabins
  • theater renamed "La Scala" (DreamWorks Experience added)
  • Photo Gallery renamed "Focus", size reduced
  • Vault disco replaced by "Giovanni's Table"
  • Aquarium Bar replaced by The Tavern
  • Main Dining Room renamed "Sapphire"
  • Champagne Bar replaced with "R-Bar"
  • Inside cabins converted to Virtual Balcony
  • a huge poolside movie screen
  • Portofino restaurant replaced with "Chops Grille"
  • Island Grill Bar and Florist Shop removed
  • Video Arcade added
  • In-line Skating Track replaced with FlowRider
  • Cloud Nine and Seven Hearts rooms replaced with Izumi
  • 19th Hole lounge replaced with Diamond Club
  • Digital signage (touch-screen way finders) installed

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line drydock refurbishments

CCL's refurbishment schedule shows newly added onboard amenities and facilities. These old and future planned fleetwide upgrades are by the company's "Fun Ship 2.0" fleet renovation program. The company's additional program for ship technology upgrades (also fleetwide) was budgeted USD 300 million.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes


  1. Breeze
  2. Conquest
  3. Dream
  4. Elation
  5. Glory


  1. Paradise
  2. Spirit
  3. Legend


  1. Pride
  2. Splendor
  3. Triumph-Sunrise
  4. Freedom


  1. Miracle
  2. Victory-Radiance
  3. Elation


  1. Magic
  2. Glory
  3. Valor
  4. Sunshine
  5. Liberty


  1. Miracle


  1. Elation
  2. Freedom


  1. Apr 16-29
  2. Sept 30 - Oct 13
  3. Jan 29 - Feb 11
  4. Feb 25 - Mar 10
  5. Feb 9-22


  1. Feb 22-Mar 25
  2. May 23 - June 5
  3. Nov 2-15


  1. Jan 6-17
  2. Oct 7-17
  3. Oct 30 - Nov 24
  4. Mar 1 - Apr 28
  5. Feb 14 - Mar 8


  1. Feb 14 - Mar 4
  2. March 18 - April 26
  3. March 2-20


  1. Apr 24 - May 24
  2. June-July
  3. Jan 16 - Feb 27
  4. Oct-Nov
  5. Sept


  1. Oct-Nov (VIGOR Portland OR)


  1. Jan 21-Feb 10
  2. Oct 4-23

The list of Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades includes:

  • Alchemy Bar
  • Guy's Burger Joint
  • Bluelguana Cantina
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • Pizzeria del Capitano
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Cherry On Top (candy shop)
  • Bonsai Sushi Express (replacing Taste Bar)
  • Camp Ocean (kids complex)
  • Carnival WaterWorks (aquapark with Twister Waterslide, plus 2 mini racing slides for kids)
  • shoreside power
  • new hull coating/repainting
  • renovated crew area
  • ***Dream - Pizzeria del Capitano, Bonsai Sushi Express, Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
  • ***Elation and Paradise - added 38 new cabins (2 Grand Vista Suites, 22 Junior Suites, 2 Scenic Oceanview, 12 Interior), balconies added to 98 cabins, redesigned minigolf course with bocce court
  • ***Freedom - WaterWorks, Bonsai Sushi Express, expanded-redesigned retail shopping area (new Carnival Adventures Shop, Mini-Golf relocated (Deck 12 to 11)

All drydocks were in Freeport Bahamas - except Carnival Spirit (Singapore) and Carnival Legend (Portland OR).

USD 200 million vessel refit/reconstruction projects (drydocks in Cadiz Spain)

  • In 2019, Carnival Triumph was renamed "Carnival Sunrise" (upgraded to Sunshine-Class).
  • In 2020-2021, Carnival Victory was renamed "Carnival Radiance" (upgraded to Sunshine-Class at Navantia/Cadiz Spain).
  • Carnival Sunshine (former Carnival Destiny) was refitted in 2013 for USD 155 million.
  • 2019 Splendor (USD 60 million, Fun Ship 2.0) - technical overhauls, refreshed interiors, new venues (RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar, Guy’s Burger Joint, Serenity Retreat), redesigned waterpark (with a free-fall drop waterslide)
  • (2020, USD 40 million drydock in Freeport) Miracle - hotel maintenance works, Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades (Guy’s Burger, WaterWorks, Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Cantina)
  • (2020, USD 36 million drydock in Freeport) Elation - adding 30 new cabins (Deck 9), new carpeting (all staterooms), technical maintenance works, repairs
  • For 2021-Q1 (February thru November) are scheduled for drydocks the ships Magic (Marseille), Paradise-Glory (Freeport Bahamas), Spirit (Sembcorp/Singapore), Sunshine-Valor-Liberty (Navantia/Cadiz). All these projects are planned mainly for general maintenance works.

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line drydock refurbishments

All drydock refurbishments 2016 thru 2019 as projects were part of NCL's "Norwegian Edge" fleet renovation program (budgeted ~US$500 million). Each drydock cost ~US$35-40 million.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Norwegian Joy

2024 (Jan 6-Feb 16) Grand Bahama


Norwegian Getaway


technical upgrades (Wheelhouse refit, cabin upgrades, new scrubbers and propellers)

Norwegian Breakaway

2018 (April-May) Brest France

drydock 2020 (technical upgrades, cabin refurbs)

drydock 2018

  • fully refreshed public spaces (new flooring, updated furniture)
  • new carpeting in all staterooms
  • Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican restaurant)
  • Spice H20 (adults-only serenity deck with swimming pool, hot tubs, full-service bar, nightly live entertainment, DJs)
  • Syd Norman's Pour House (ex Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club) - changed the decor, new carpets, furniture, live performances of classic rock songs, updated drink menu)

Norwegian Dawn

"Norwegian Edge" 2016 (May-June) Freeport

  • Blue Lagoon replaced by O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill
  • Moderno Churrascaria relocated to deck 13 (replacing Star Bar)
  • public areas renovations
  • added Sugarcane Mojito Bar (deck 13)
  • hull painting

Norwegian Epic

2015 Sept 27-Oct 17 (Brest France)

  • new Beatles-themed club lounge (The Cavern Club)
  • theater lounge (2 new musical shows ("Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and "Burn the Floor")
  • restaurant renovations (Moderno Churrascaria, Cagney's Steakhouse, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Taste, Manhattan dining room, Garden Cafe buffet) - new carpeting, decors, reupholstered furniture
  • renovations (Mandara Spa, Bliss Ultra Lounge, Marketplace), Epic Theatre, Casino. The Haven Suite complex (new furniture, lighting, wall covering, artworks)
  • redesigned photo gallery, library, card room
  • SplashGolf new (kids mini-golf course)
  • technical upgrades (2 new rudders, new propeller caps, hull repainting / new type silicone paint)
  • general maintenance works (lifeboats, tenders, thrusters, stabilizers, cabin air-conditioning system)

Norwegian Pearl

"Norwegian Edge" 2017 February

  • cabins updates (new furniture, carpeting, headboards, smart HDTVs, USB outlets)
  • Over 2200 new artworks
  • The Haven Courtyard refurbished (deck areas, pool, hot tubs, new furniture, and cabanas)
  • All of The Haven suites and villas renovated
  • Cagney's Steakhouse renovated
  • Moderno Churrascaria (new tables, chairs, wall laminates, granite bar tops, glass-door entrance)
  • O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill updated (plus new banquet seating for large groups)
  • pool deck (new flooring, whirlpools refurbished)
  • "Great Outdoors" and "Sky High" bars received new flooring

Norwegian Sky

  • 2017 Jan
  • 2019 (Jan-Feb) Freeport
  • 2022 (Jan-Feb) Brest France
  • (2017) extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
  • (2019) pool deck and lounge renovations added Starbucks Bar
  • (2022) tba

Norwegian Spirit

2017 Jan (Freeport)

2020 (Jan-Feb), Marseille France

(2017 drydock) extensive updates to all public areas and staterooms

2020 drydock (USD 100 million)

  • 14 new venues added (dining, bars, lounges)
  • new staterooms
  • enlarged and redesigned wellness complex (Mandara Spa & Fitness)
  • new dining venues - Taste (Main Dining Room), The Local Bar and Grill (24-hour complimentary food bar), Garden Cafe (all-day complimentary restaurant), The Great Outdoors Bar and Grill (complimentary), Waves Pool Bar (complimentary fast-food), Onda by Scarpetta (Italian specialty restaurant)
  • new bar lounges - Bliss Ultra Lounge, Spinnaker Lounge, Humidor Cigar Lounge
  • Splash Academy (waterpark/kids outdoor playground) replaced with Spice H2O (adults-only sundeck)
  • Mandara Spa expanded/doubled, added relaxation room (heated loungers), Jacuzzi Room, Sauna Room, Steam Room, thalassotherapy pool, enlarged Fitness Center (new gym equipment)
  • hull repainted (hull art changed)

Norwegian Sun

"Norwegian Edge" 2018 April (Barcelona)

  • extensive renovation of all staterooms, public areas, restaurants, bars, lounges
  • stateroom upgrades - new flat HDTVs (infotainment system), USB ports, carpets, headboards, artworks, some furniture
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge (ex Dazzles disco nightclub)
  • Spice H20 (adults-only serenity deck with swimming pool, hot tubs, full-service bar, nightly live entertainment, DJs)
  • Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican restaurant, former Las Ramblas Bar Restaurant)
  • Spinnaker Lounge (ex Observation Lounge)
  • renovated Cagney's Steakhouse, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Teppanyaki, Mandara Spa, Stardust Lounge, Theater, Sun Casino, Main Dining Rooms, Splash Academy (kids park), pool deck, Atrium Cafe

Norwegian Star

"Norwegian Edge" 2018 May (Barcelona)

  • extensive renovation of all staterooms, public areas, restaurants, bars, lounges
  • stateroom upgrades - new flat HDTVs (infotainment system), USB ports, carpets, headboards, artworks, some furniture
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge (ex Spinnaker Lounge) - redesigned, new carpets, custom-made loungers, expanded seating, upgraded bar menu, new artworks
  • Spice H20 (adults-only serenity deck with swimming pool, hot tubs, full-service bar, nightly live entertainment, DJs)
  • Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican restaurant, former Las Ramblas Bar Restaurant)
  • Spinnaker Lounge (ex Observation Lounge)
  • Sky High Bar (ex Bier Garten) - enlarged (to 120 seats), updated bar menu)
  • renovated Atrium Cafe, Garden Cafe, Casino (new VIP section), Main Dining Rooms, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Teppanyaki, Mandara Spa, pool deck, Theatre, Atrium Cafe

Norwegian Jade

"Norwegian Edge" 2017 March (Freeport Bahamas)

  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms
  • new venues - O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, The Pit Stop, Bliss Ultra Lounge
  • upgraded staterooms - new furniture, carpeting, headboards, smart HDTVs, USB outlets
  • fully-refurbished The Haven cabins (Courtyard, Suites, Villas)

Norwegian Jewel

"Norwegian Edge" 2018 Oct-Nov (Singapore)

  • all staterooms upgraded with HDTVs, USB ports, new carpeting, furniture, artworks
  • "The Haven" complex received courtyard updates, all villas and suites received new finishes, tiles, drapes, carpets, artworks, furniture.
  • Additional cabanas added to Sun Deck. Two new Haven Deluxe Owner Suites added (112 m2 + balcony 53 m2, with terrace whirlpool).
  • The Atrium received custom-made chandelier, new flooring, refurbished lobby areas (plus new banquette seating, large HDTV).
  • All dining and beverage menus were updated.
  • 2 new bar lounges - Bliss Ultra Lounge (replacing FYZZ Cabaret Lounge) and The Pit Stop (replacing Sky High Bar)
  • 2 new theater shows - "Rock You Tonight" and "Velvet"

Norwegian Gem

2015 October-November (San Francisco CA)

  • 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

Pride of America

"Norwegian Edge" 2018 February

  • cabins and public areas renovation (new furniture, lighting, carpeting)
  • redecorated restaurants, bars, lounges
  • Spa renovated
  • new venues - wedding chapel, Soho Art Gallery, Perspectives Photo Studio, Dolce Gelato
  • redesigned Atrium, John Adams Bar, East Meets West (Asian restaurant / new decor, hardwood floors in the bar area)
  • Pool Deck - refinished swimming pool, new loungers, new Jacuzzis, redesigned Ocean Drive Bar
  • cabins upgrades (new furniture, bedding, smart HDTVs (infotainment system)

Princess Cruises drydock refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Caribbean Princess

2022 (VIGOR Portland OR)

2019 (June)

2017 Mar 25 - Apr 5

(drydock 2022) regular maintenance and technical works

(drydock 2019)

added fleet's first-ever waterpark (Reef Splash Zone/without waterslides) aft-portside on Deck 17) that includes a large-sized Splashpad (outdoor water playground) fitted with splash pool, water cannons, water sprays, showers, interactive whale-like structure (with a "raining" fluke). The surrounding family lounging area was updated with new patio furniture, fixtures, finishes. The existing swimming pool, whirlpool hot tub (large outdoor Jacuzzi) and poolside bar (Morgan's Bar) were renovated. Newly-added Game Zone hosts family competitions with oversized backyard games. The water-park area is protected by wind panels (throughout) and has Shade Canopy (seating area covered with canvas canopies). The music system and lighting were upgraded (to the steps and swimming pool) and new wall lighting was installed. On Deck 16 forward, the Spa complex was renovated, redesigned and updated with artworks and signage. On Deck 16 aft, Camp Discovery's Outdoor Play Area was upgraded with an interactive water table.

(drydock 2017) new kids area, updated pool deck LED screen, 87 more connecting cabins

Coral Princess

2016 Jan (Freeport Bahamas)

new carpets, beds, gym equipment

Diamond Princess

2019 Jan 19 - Feb 2 (Singapore)

  • Movies Under The Stars (outdoor theater updated with 7.1 surround sound)
  • pool deck (new dynamic LED lighting)
  • Casino (new carpeting, TVs, light fixtures)
  • Lotus Spa and Fitness (upgraded treatment rooms and beauty salon, latest Precor fitness equipment)
  • upgraded the digital audio systems (Explorers Lounge, Club Fusion, Princess Theater)
  • new furnishings (Horizon Court buffet)
  • All public restrooms and all Suite WCs received Japanese bidets

Royal Princess

2018 (Dec 1-8) Freeport

  • All passenger cabins received new bedding and the custom-made Princess Luxury Bed.
  • Lotus Spa and Fitness was fully refurbished.
  • Two new Princess Theater shows were introduced - "The Secret Silk" and "Encore".


Crown Princess

Emerald Princess

Grand Princess

Island Princess

Regal Princess

Royal Princess

Ruby Princess

Sapphire Princess

  • Crown (2018 March 24 - April 3)
  • Emerald (2019 April)
  • Grand 2016 Dec 8-19 (wet-dock in 2019)
  • Island (2017)
  • Regal (2017 April 17-29)
  • Royal (2016 Sept 25 - Oct 6)
  • Ruby (2015 Dec)
  • Sapphire (2018 March)
  • new bow livery
  • all cabins upgraded with custom-made Princess Luxury beds
  • a renovated wellness center (Fitness Center, Lotus Spa), retail shops, corridors, hallways
  • Princess Theatre (indoor movie lounge) received new LED screen (sized 15x5 m / 49x16 ft)
  • Theater's show program upgraded with a new production show ("Bravo") - the musical is offered on formal nights.
  • new category cabin (Club-Class Mini-Suite) offers VIP amenities and reserved dining area. Price-inclusive amenities also include expedited dinner seating, priority services (embarkation/disembarkation), complimentary wine, expanded menu, premium bathrobes.

Grand Princess (2022, at VIGOR Portland OR) - regular maintenance and technical works

P&O Cruises (Australia and UK) drydock refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Pacific Explorer

2020 (Feb 12-27) Singapore

last drydock as Dawn Princess in 2017 (May 27 - June 22, Singapore)

(2020) USD 30 million drydocking before joining P&O Australia) - maintenance works, renovations to public areas and all cabins (carpeting, upholstery)

Pacific Encounter

2023 February (Singapore)

2021 March-April (Singapore)

(drydock 2023) on Deck 17 were installed the Twin-Racer (waterslide) and the P&O Edge Adventure Park (Zipline, Cargo Net, Walk the Plank, Beam Walk, Rock Climbing Wall)

drydock 2021 (fka Star Princess / 2-week drydocking before joining P&O Australia)

  • hull and superstructure repainted, general maintenance works conducted
  • all public spaces cleaned and renovated
  • 3 restaurants (Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, The Waterfront) refitted with new carpets and artworks
  • to The Pantry (lido market) added 3x Australian fresh food outlets (Stix, Curry House, Kettle & Bun)


2019 (Oct 8-22) Damen Brest (France)

  • all interiors refreshed
  • (Deck 5) Art Gallery added, Atrium redesigned (new color schemes, live entertainment), Market Cafe (menu upgraded with new sweets), Oasis Spa and Salon (added 2 express pods for treatments - spa massages, skin treatments, LVL lash lifting)
  • (Deck 6) shopping upgraded with new luxury brands
  • (Deck 7) Java Cafe buffet (menu upgraded with alcoholic beverages), Photo Gallery (upgraded with Dixons Electronics Hub)
  • introduced a try-before-you-buy program with consultant-managing tasting tables (beauty and make-up areas)


2020 (April 4-16) Ferrol Spain

drydock 2020 (GBP 20 million)

  • steel repairs, equipment modernization, painting
  • technical and hotel maintenance
  • upgrades of public areas (all bars and restaurants) and passenger cabins (beds, bathrooms, lighting, woodwork, decoration, new carpets, furniture)
  • Four bars now serve draught beers.
  • Some outdoor deck areas redesigned for alfresco dining

drydock 2015 (GBP 26 million)

  • 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


2022 June 9-23 (Harland & Wolff/Belfast)

  • general maintenance


2017 Nov 1-14 / Hamburg)

  • updates and re-designing of all suites, public areas, bars, restaurants (new carpeting, new furniture, new color schemes)
  • Aquarius pool and bar renovations (refreshed furnishings, new color schemes, updated chairs, sofas, bar stools, coffee tables, signage, wall tiles)
  • Atrium (new carpets and furniture/chairs, banquettes, cushions)
  • Oasis Spa's Reception (new carpets and blinds, all loungers and armchairs refreshed, cushions added)
  • Intermezzo Bar (new color scheme, new carpeting, blinds, new furniture/chairs, sofas, stools, coffee tables, lampshades)
  • All Suites - refreshed, new color scheme, new furniture (sofabeds, armchairs, coffee tables, lamps), new curtains, bed cushions, throws)


2018 March 13-Brest France)

  • onboard retail shopping upgraded by refurbishing all retail shops and adding new brands (BRICS, Longines, Olivia Burton, Liu Jo, Radley, Cath Kidston, Kipling)
  • new Dufry store (travel retailer)
  • Arena Theatre received wall-mounted LED screen, sound and light equipment
  • All passenger cabins and most public areas renovated with new carpeting
  • main walkway area received new tiling, carpet, furniture
  • Tamarind Club and Havana Lounge renovated and redesigned
  • New British gins collection available
  • Dixons Travel shop (gadgets and electronic equipment) was enlarged and new products were added (Amazon, Apple, Bose, Canon, Fitbit, GoPro)
  • The Photo Now digital screen moved to the aft
  • installed 2 scrubbers
  • repainted hull and superstructure
  • general maintenance works

HAL-Holland America Line drydock refurbishments

In 2003-2008, by the SOE ("Signature of Excellence") program, HAL upgraded all older vessels, on which were also added new venues, stateroom categories, and amenities. In November 2015 was announced company's USD 300 million fleetwide renovation program, including Suite cabin improvements (new decors, furnishings, amenities, services) for all suite categories on Vista-Class, Signature-Class and R-Class vessels.

In 2018, HAL contracted ABB Group (Swedish-Swiss corporation specializing in robotics, marine power, and propulsion equipment) for installing shore-power systems fleetwide. The technology allows docked in ports cruise ships to receive shoreside power supply (from the city's grid) and turn off their engines, thus reducing to zero emissions and noise. ABB installed its shore-power equipment on 11x HAL ships. Switchover (ship-to-shore power) at seaports takes around 20 min.

In 2023, HAL conducted 5 refurbishment projects to expand the casino space on its vessels in the Pinnacle-class (Nieuw Rotterdam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam) and Signature-class (Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam). Each of the enlarged gambling facilities now has 140 of the gaming industry's newest slot and video poker machines. In addition, a separate non-smoking area was added in the casinos of Nieuw Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes
  1. ms Noordam
  2. ms Oosterdam
  3. ms Eurodam
  4. ms Westerdam
  5. ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  6. ms Nieuw Statendam
  7. ms Zuiderdam
  8. **** ms Zaandam
  1. November 2019
  2. 2016 (Palermo Sicily)
  3. 2015 (Freeport Bahamas)
  4. 2023 (Jan) Singapore
  5. 2018
  6. 2018
  7. 2019 (Dec)
  8. ****March 2018

top-grade suites upgrades:

  • furnishings (sofa, chairs, headboard, carpet, wall coverings, privacy curtain, drapery, bed runner, bed skirt, quartz stone top (vanity), vanity lighting, dresser, dressing table, nightstands)
  • decor
  • amenities
  • USB outlet, power outlets
  • LED lighting
  • BOSE SoundDock (iPod station)
  • interactive HDTV system
  • upgraded bathrooms

****Holland America Line's USD 300 million fleet renovation project included updating onboard entertainment, dining and suites fleetwide in 2016-2018.

Enhancements vary by ship.

  • All Vista-, Signature- and Rotterdam-class liners' Suites received new furniture, carpeting, wall covers, quartz stone-topped desk, dresser, nightstands, make-up vanity, USB outlet (on the bed's headboard), LED reading lights, lighted closet rod, interactive flat TV system (free movies on demand), new in-cabin amenities (espresso coffee machine, binoculars, free mimosas with in-cabin breakfast).
  • On the ships Amsterdam, Noordam and Zaandam, the old Crow's Nest (top-deck panoramic bar lounge) were replaced by EXC (Explorations Central).

Noordam (2019) - Billboard Onboard, Microsoft Studio, Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop, pickleball court (Sports Deck), all suites renovated and updated with new furniture, renovated (furniture and carpeting) were Pinnacle Bar, Pinnacle Grill, Dining Room, Lido Market, Spa & Salon.

ms Volendam

2014 (Singapore)

  • addition of 21 cabins Lanai category and contemporary bar, Mix.
  • reconfiguration of the centrally located bars.
  • select cabins and all suites received updated bathrooms
  • Westerdam:
  • (deck 10) 25 new balcony and inside cabins
  • (deck 2) Lincoln Center Stage (chamber music hall)
  • (deck 11) The Retreat (adult sundeck area) replaces the sunbathing canvas areas

Celebrity Cruises drydock refurbishments

In July 2018, the company announced a USD 500 million fleet modernization (drydock refurbishment) program dubbed "Celebrity Revolution". The project is scheduled for February 2019 through February 2023. The 4-year fleet refurbishment program starts in February 2019.


The list of scheduled for drydocks Celebrity ships (by the Celebrity Revolution project) is shown in the following table:

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Celebrity Infinity

2021 Feb (Cadiz)

2015 (Oct 15-29) Freeport Bahamas)

(2021 drydock) technical

(2015 drydock)

  • 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

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 May 12-26
  3. 2016 May
  4. 2015 April
  5. 2016 October
  6. 2014 Nov
  7. 2016 April
  • Rooftop Terrace (taking some space from aft sundeck area)
  • Tuscan Grille (steakhouse)
  • Future Cruise Sales desk (separate from Captain's Club)
  • new photo studio
  • Cinema (redesigned to double as Conference Center)
  • Qsine restaurant
  • (renovations) Casino, Solarium, Spa Cafe
  • Top Deck Burger Bar (replacing Mast Grill)
  • Major Suite renovations (Royal and Penthouse)
  • Cabin upgrades (bathrooms, lighting, carpeting, drapes, bed linens, artwork, RFID door locks)

Celebrity Eclipse (2022, at VIGOR Portland OR) regular maintenance and technical works

  1. Celebrity Millennium
  2. Celebrity Summit
  3. Celebrity Equinox
  4. Celebrity Silhouette
  5. Celebrity Eclipse
  6. Celebrity Constellation
  7. Celebrity Infinity
  8. Celebrity Solstice
  9. Celebrity Reflection
  1. Feb 9, 2019
  2. Mar 23, 2019
  3. May 25, 2019
  4. Jan 4 - Feb 13, 2020
  5. Apr 1, 2021
  6. Apr 16 - May 25, 2020
  7. Nov 14, 2020
  8. Oct 1, 2021
  9. Feb 2, 2023

"Celebrity Revolution" fleetwide modernization project (USD 0,5 billion)

  • Renovations include all staterooms and public spaces on 9 liners to bring their onboard amenities and services up to the standards of Edge-class ships. For staterooms were contracted HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates / US-based hospitality interior design company) and Kelly Hoppen (UK-based interior designer).
  • All staterooms are upgraded with eXhale bedding sets (premium cashmere mattresses) and high-tech amenities (RFID locks, Bluetooth, Xcelerate / Wi-Fi Internet).
  • Renovated Celebrity ships have "The Retreat" (adults-only sundeck) with full-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool, private cabanas, padded loungers, poolside bar service (food and drinks).
  • Luminae Restaurant (Suites-only) is redesigned, new (custom-made) menus by chef Cornelius Gallagher are introduced.
  • Qsine Restaurant is added fleetwide and offers "Le Petit Chef" (virtual dining-entertainment experience) created by Skullmapping artists and presented by TableMation Studios exclusively for Celebrity Cruises.
  • Main Dining Rooms, Oceanview Cafe and Sunset Bar redesigned, as well as most public venues
  • In the SPA is added expanded SEA Thermal Suite.
  • Retail shops are expanded with new brands - including Hublot (luxury Swiss watches) and Shinola (luxury watches, jewellery, premium leather goods).

Oceania Cruises drydock refurbishments

In August 2018, Oceania announced the company's OceaniaNEXT fleet renovation project budgeted USD 100 million. It includes drydock refurbishments of 4 R-Class liners (Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, Nautica).


As a result, the fleet was expanded with 1368 new staterooms (342 per boat), and all shipboard restaurants, bars, and lounges were redesigned and redecorated.

Works on the fleetwide refurb project involved 1000+ artisans and craftsmen and resulted in 1368 new cabins, 8000 new light fixtures, 12000 new sofas and chairs.

Ship Name / Dry-Dock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

(all R-class vessels) - upgrades total cost USD 50 million

Insignia 2018 (November 18 - December 6), Freeport Bahamas

Nautica 2020 (June 8-21)

Regatta 2019 (September 7-23)

Sirena 2019 (May 5-18)

drydock shipyards:

  • Freeport Bahamas (Insignia)
  • Marseilles France (Nautica, Sirena)
  • Vancouver Canada (Regatta)

Note: These are deckplan changes made during refurbs before OceaniaNEXT.

  • all suites and cabins, some public areas
  • 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)

Riviera (Nov-Dec 2022) and Marina (Oct-Nov 2023)

  • all staterooms fully refurbished
  • new culinary options added
  • all public spaces renovated (furnishings, fabrics, lighting fixtures, artworks)

Disney Cruise Line drydock refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Disney Dream

2020-Q4 (Brest France)

2018 Jan 1-14

2020 - general maintenance works (technical checks and updates), class inspections, interior upgrades

2018 refurb

  • 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 Fantasy

2020-Q4 (Brest France)

general maintenance works (technical checks and updates), class inspections, interior upgrades

Disney Magic


2015 (Sept 5-18) Cadiz Spain

2015 refurb

  • 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)
  • updated Boutiques (Bibbidi Bobbidi, Anna & Elsa's)
  • The Edge club (relocated to deck 9)
  • general maintenance, propulsion upgrade

2019 refurb

  • added Rapunzel's Royal Table (themed restaurant), transformed teen club, redesigned Cove Cafe (adults-only), added Club Disney Junior (lounge part of Disney's Oceaneer Club, redesigned Rainforest Room in the adults-only Senses Spa (steam and hydrotherapy).

Disney Wonder

2020-Q4 (Brest France)

2016 Sept 9 - Oct 23 (Cadiz Spain)

2020 - general maintenance works (technical checks and updates), class inspections, interior upgrades

2016 refurb

  • 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

MSC Cruises ships lengthening and drydock refurbishments

MSC Cruises announced in late December 2013 the start of the EUR 200 refurbishment program (named "renaissance") involving not only the revitalization of all Lirica-class vessels but also stretching all four of them in the period 2014-2016 (a total of 38 drydock weeks).

During drydocks in the period 2019-2024, MSC will install a fleetwide ZOE - in-cabin digital assistant developed by Samsung. ZOE is a voice-enabled artificial intelligence device available in all passenger staterooms. ZOE speaks 7 languages, answers cruise-related questions, provides info on shipboard services-activities-facilities, makes reservations-bookings.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

The cruise ship refurbishment dates by vessel were:

  1. MSC Armonia
  2. MSC Sinfonia
  3. MSC Opera
  4. MSC Lirica

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

  1. (2014) Aug 31 - Nov 17
  2. (2015) Jan 12 - Mar 16
  3. (2015) May 2 - July 4
  4. (2015) Aug 31 - Nov 9

After the drydocks, each of the 4 Lirica-class ships has:

  • 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)

(USD 30 million, Freeport) MSC Armonia drydock 2019 (Nov 18 - Dec 8) - all public areas and staterooms renovated

MSC Splendida

2017 Nov-Dec

  • customization for the Chinese market
  • a new restaurant by chef Jereme Leung
  • new "MSC for Me" program with Deloitte
  • new shipwide artificial intelligence translation system (based on Baidu search engine and technology by Tuge)
  1. MSC Musica
  2. MSC Divina
  3. MSC Lirica (returns to Europe from China)
  4. MSC Fantasia
  5. MSC Magnifica
  6. MSC Poesia
  1. 2016 Nov
  2. 2017
  3. 2018 April
  4. 2019 Apr 3-19
  5. 2011 Jan-March
  6. 2019 Oct 19 - Nov 12
  • in 2021, Magnifica will be drydocked for a USD 140 million reconstruction and refurbishment project that includes stretching the vessel by 23 m, adding 215 more cabins (92 with balconies), new Aqua Park (with waterslide), redesigned kids playground, 2 new restaurants, larger shopping complex, new maritime technologies.
  • Musica (USD 40 million) - new scrubbers

Costa Cruises drydock refurbishments

Besides the ship's staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation, and also assist them throughout the voyage with information and tips. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian).

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Costa Atlantica

2015 Jan

  • 52 new cabins added on decks 9 and 10
  • customization for the Asian market

Costa Magica and Costa Pacifica

2017 (Nov-Dec)

  • (new) Gelateria Amarillo (premium ice-cream shop) and Pizzeria Pummid'Oro (Italian pizzas with 100% natural products)
  • installed digital signage system
  • renovated and redesigned dining room and wellness complex (spa and gym)

Costa Serena

2015 Apr

  • customization for the Asian market

Costa Fortuna


  • customization for the Asian market
  1. Costa Mediterranea
  2. Costa Magica
  3. Costa Favolosa


  1. 2017
  2. 2015
  3. 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 10
  • tba

TUI and AIDA Cruises drydock refurbishments

Besides the ship's staff and crew, AIDA cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation, and also assist them throughout the voyage with information and tips. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian).

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes


2020 March 25 - April 15 (Dubai UAE)

2017 March 25 - April 4 (Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven Germany)

2020 drydock (USD 30 million) - technical maintenance works, regular maintenance (all staterooms and public spaces), new carpeting, upholstery.

2017 drydock

  • redesign of many public areas, regular safety and maintenance works
  • Waikiki Teens Lounge transformed into Beach Lounge
  • Seaside Lounges equipped with windbreaks and heaters
  • outdoor areas of Anytime Bar and Ocean Bar refurbished with new furniture
  • pool deck area fully modernized and redesigned, American cuisine (burgers, bagels, wrap) introduced
  • Rossini restaurant transformed into Selection Restaurant (regional specialties)
  • 2500 m2 new carpeting


2016 (Cadiz Spain)

  • general maintenance


2019 Mar 31 - May 4

  • general maintenance


2019 Apr 28 - May 11

  • general maintenance


2018 (March 3-8) Drydocks World (Dubai)

  • Eisbar by Langnese Happiness Station (ice cream bar, Deck 11)
  • new gaming room )Teen Club, deck 12)
  • Body & Soul SPA (deck 12) received new flooring.
  • All public areas received new LED lighting and carpeting
  • The 5-day contract with the Drydocks general maintenance works
  • routine classification


2022 April- May (Bremerhaven / Lloyd Werft)

  • regular maintenance, repairs, technical upgrades
  • redesigning and renovating of several public areas
  • new restaurant (Almhutte)
  • Body & Soul Spa expanded (sundeck)
  • Gym updated (new fitness equipment, cyberobics workouts)


2022 April- May (Bremerhaven / Lloyd Werft)

  • regular maintenance, technical upgrades, hull cleaning/painting
  • Body & Soul Organic Spa (new Hypoxi Studio)
  • Gym (cyberobics workouts)
  • new ice cream bar
  • new Fashion Accessories (shopping area for sunglasses, leather goods, handbags)


  • 2019 Apr 3-16 (Hamburg/Blohm+Voss)

2019 wetdock:

  • new dining lounge (Almhutte) for traditional Alpine cuisine and live music, complimentary food, and service, beverages cost extra
  • AIDA Shopping World (retail via a partnership with Gebr. Heinemann), sized 400 m2, selling the world's most famous brands
  • all staterooms and some public areas renovated
  • all restaurants, bars, and the SPA refitted
  • Fujifilm Wonder PhotoShop
  • technical upgrades (shoreside power capabilities), maintenance works (stabilizers, propulsion units/thrusters), Navigation Bridge refurb, diesel-electrical plant upgrades, exhaust system, and tanks cleaning, hull coating works

TUI Mein Schiff 2

2013 Nov 1-7 (Cadiz Spain)

  • general maintenance
  • repainted ship's exterior (incl new / eco hull coating)
  • installed new yoga area (Deck 12, outdoor)
  • LED lamps and new carpeting in public places
  • Cliff 24 Bar renovated

TUI Mein Schiff 3

2016 Apr 19 - May 1 (Cadiz Spain)

  • regular maintenance
  • freshening up public rooms and passenger cabins

TUI Mein Schiff 4

2020 (Feb 3-14) Marseille France

  • USD 20 million drydock
  • added shoreside power connectivity
  • renovations to restaurants, lounges, bars,  pool deck
  • overhauled La Spezia Restaurant, Cafe Lounge, Diamant Bar
  • redesigned Lobby area, Sturmfrei (teen lounge), Hanami Restaurant

Windstar Cruises refurbishments

On November 15, 2018, Windstar announced the "Star Plus Initiative" - drydock fleet renovation program budgeted USD 250 million. The project includes enlarging (stretching) and engine changes for fleet's three Star-Class mega-yachts Star Breeze, Star Legend, Star Pride.

The project resulted in bigger passenger capacity, adding new staterooms, venues, public spaces, new and more efficient engines. Each ship's capacity was increased by 68% (from 212 to 312 passengers). The drydocks were scheduled for the period October 2019 through November 2020, at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo Sicily.


The Star Plus project increased Windstar fleet's capacity by 24%. Star Plus was partially financed through the Export Credit facility guaranteed by SACE Italy (financial and insurance products and services).

The drydock lengthening included cutting each vessel in two and installing a new/prefabricated midship section with length 25,6 m (84 ft). Vessel's LOA length was increased from 135 to 161 m (443 to 528 ft). The midship section has an additional elevator.

Following drydock, each ship now has 2x new dining venues, new shop, new retail space; enlarged Gym, new Spa, larger swimming pool, new tender loading area (midship), 2x new tender boats (90-seats each), expanded and upgraded staff-crew areas and cabins. The two new dining venues are an alternative Spanish specialty restaurant ("Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso") and a casual BBQ space (adjacent to Star Bar).

The old diesel engines (7 per ship) were replaced with 4 new engines running on ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel) fuel, thus reducing SO emissions. Each ship received 50 new cabins (to 156 total), which (based on the total investment) meant shipbuilding cost per berth USD 267,000. Among the new cabins are two larger Owner Suites. All existing staterooms were completely refurbished, including their bathrooms, balconies, sliding doors. The new public spaces and cabins were designed by the NYC-based "The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry".

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes
  1. Star Pride (2014 Apr)
  2. Star Legend (2015 Apr)
  3. Star Breeze (2015 May)

fleet transfers:

  1. 2014 Apr
  2. 2020 (Feb 17 - Aug 30) Fincantieri
  3. 2015 May

fleet-transfer changes - Star Pride (2014 April), Star Legend (2015 Apr), Star Breeze (2015 May)

  • 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)

(2017 Dec) Star Legend - added 6 new Zodiacs (boats)

Star Legend (2020, USD 85 million drydock) - lengthened, 50 new cabins, all existing cabins redesigned-renovated, all cabin bathrooms fully renovated, 2 new dining venues, renovated-expanded wellness (Spa and Fitness), redesigned sundeck (with full-size swimming pool), new engines, 2 new tenders

  1. Wind Star
  2. Wind Spirit
  3. Star Pride
  1. 2014 Nov
  2. 2018 May
  3. 2015 Apr
  • remodelling of Owner Suites
  • redesigned dining venues, public spaces, open decks
  • fleetwide cabins renovations (total cost USD 3 million) - new sofabeds, dressers, fine linen, wall coverings, lighting, carpeting, artworks

In 2016, Star Pride was again refurbished ($4,5 million)

Small-ship and luxury cruise lines refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

(Saga Cruises UK) Spirit Of Discovery

2023 (Jan 8 - Feb 2) Bremerhaven

general maintenance

(Cunard) Queen Elizabeth

2018 November 15-27 (Brest France)

  • all staterooms upgraded
  • Royal Arcade redesigned
  • Royal Court Theatre completely overhauled (audio-video equipment upgraded)
  • Lido Deck outdoor spaces upgraded (new furniture, expanded shaded seating areas)
  • wellness complex (Spa, Beauty Salon) extensively refurbished, upgraded treatments menus
  • maintenance works (stabilizers, thrusters, scrubbers, tanks, piping, ducting, lifeboats, liferafts, tenders, renovations of hallways and corridors, cleaning-repainting the hull

Cunard Queen Victoria

2022 May 2-19 (Harland & Wolff/Belfast)

  • general maintenance

Cunard Queen Mary 2

2016 (May 27 - June 21) Hamburg / Blohm+Voss

  • general maintenance works
  • staterooms and public spaces renovation
  • new cabins added (5 inside, 15 single, 30 balcony)
  • new kennels added (10, to a total of 22)

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity

2020 (April 13-23) Singapore

2017 (Sept 19 - Oct 21) Bremerhaven Germany

drydock 2020 (USD 10 million)

  • regular technical and general maintenance works
  • minor upgrades to staterooms and public areas (new carpets, furniture, repairs)

drydock 2017

  • reduced passenger capacity in order to enable single-seating dining
  • free onboard WiFi (faster Internet)
  • general maintenance
  • Seabreeze Penthouse Suites (12 new suites)
  • Seabreeze Penthouse (28 new suites)
  • All Penthouses with enhanced all-inclusive amenities
  • Crystal Dining Room renamed "Waterside", redesigned, open seating
  • Lido Cafe operated as Marketplace (daily) and Churrascaria (nightly), open kitchen, Brazilian food, and drinks
  • Silk restaurant (new menu with Chinese fare
  • Silk Road and The Sushi Bar (specialty restaurants by Nobu Matsuhisa) redesigned and renamed "Umi Uma"
  • Crystal Connect (new onboard portal and mobile app)
  • All cruise cabins upgraded with new 42-inch interactive TVs (infotainment system)
  • Computer University@Sea (enrichment workshops) updated and redesigned
  • Serenity's passenger capacity was reduced from 1254 to 980. Symphony's passenger capacity was reduced from 1095 to 848.

RSSC Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Navigator

2016 Mar-Apr

  • 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

RSSC Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Mariner

2018 Mar 15 - April 3

  • All restaurants redesigned, received new artworks and decors
  • All cabins upgraded with new beds and furniture
  • Pool Deck redesigned, new teak flooring
  • swimming pool (new mosaic tiles, a broader ledge for sun lounging)
  • Pool Grill (expanded lunch options, new infrared BBQ grills, new buffet food bars)
  • Atrium, walkways and public spaces received new carpeting, furniture, decors, art
  • remodeled and updated - Library, Lobby Reception, Card Room, Coffee Connection, Casino, shops, Prime 7 Steakhouse, Connoisseur Club (smoking lounge)
  • Promenade Deck (new outdoor teak flooring)
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub redesigned, new tiling in treatment rooms
  • Gymnasium (new equipment)
  • Compass Rose Restaurant (new crystal chandeliers, lighting, leather chairs, tables, plush drapes)
  • added Chartreuse Restaurant (French specialty restaurant)

RSSC Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Voyager

2016 Oct

  • new theater shows
  • public rooms/spaces and cabin renovations and upgrades
  • added Chartreuse Restaurant (French specialty restaurant)

Azamara Onward (ex Pacific Princess)

2022 April (Amsterdam)

(EUR 14 million/USD 15,9M project by Somec via TSI) renovations of all staterooms (passenger and crew), all crew areas, Pool Deck, wellness complex, outdoor decks, all indoor public areas, steel works, hull cleaning.repainting

Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest

Journey (2016 January in Freeport Bahamas)

Quest (2016 April in Singapore)

  • new furniture and improvements to public spaces
  • all suites and cabins received new carpets, curtains, wall covers, furniture, bedding sets, TVs
  • redesigned cabin bathrooms
  • 2 new Spa Suites per ship

(drydock 2021) Azamara Journey (Navantia/Cadiz) general maintenance, some hotel updates

Azamara Pursuit

2021 Sept (Cadiz Spain)

(2021) general maintenance, some hotel updates, repainting (new livery)

Silversea Silver Whisper and Silver Wind

(Whisper) 2016 Oct

(Wind) 2016 Dec

(part of Silversea's USD 170M fleetwide program)

  • refreshed suites boast dark emperor marble floors in their bathrooms
  • sun deck received new loungers and a newly tiled pool
  • the Restaurant and La Terrazza feature new furniture as well as hard-wood parquet or carpet
  • a couple of new satellite antennas provide increased Internet speeds; on-demand movies and interactive TVs were added to all cabins
  • the pool deck features all-new teak decking for a yacht-like feel, renovated whirlpools
  • jogging track has new synthetic turf
  • renovations were done to Connoisseur's Corner, Panorama Lounge, Spa, Beauty Salon
  • Observation Lounge has new wood paneling, new marble-topped bar, new wood display cases

Silversea Silver Whisper

2018 Dec 8-19 (Freeport)

  • redesigning and redecoration of all public areas
  • new carpeting (hallways, theatre, main restaurant and bar lounge, casino, conference room)
  • La Dame restaurant (new curtains, floor polishing)
  • lounge renovations (La Terrazza, Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge).
  • Casino and Conference Room (new curtains, chairs)
  • Zagara Spa (new furniture, equipment)
  • The Gym (new equipment)
  • (Deck 5) 9x Terrace Suite refitted to Veranda Suites
  • all cabins upgraded with 40-inch flat TVs (interactive system)
  • all cabin bathrooms (repolished granite countertops)
  • new storage space for zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable motorboats) and a lifting crane for their deployment.

Silversea Silver Wind

2018 (Nov 26 - Dec 9), 2020 August (Freeport)

  • redesigning of interior public areas (to become similar to Silver Muse)
  • new carpeting (throughout), refurbished corridors and hallways, lounge renovations
  • overhauled Restaurant, Show Lounge, Library, Card and Conference Room
  • all staterooms upgraded, cabin balcony floors enhanced
  • outdoor decks renovated, their furniture replaced
  • 2020 drydock ("Project Invictus") the vessel will receive ice-class certificate, latest-technology equipment for navigation in Arctic and Antarctic destinations, upgraded Theater Lounge, new Zodiacs and sea kayaks, renovations of Spa and Salon, Atrium, Reception, La Terrazza, La Dame, Main Bar, Pool Bar, Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge, all public WCs

Silversea Silver Spirit

2018 April (Palermo Sicily, Italy)

  • stretched / lengthened by inserting a prebuilt midsection (length 15 m / 49 ft)
  • 34 new cabins (6x Silver Suites, 26x Veranda Suites, 2x Panorama Suites)
  • all existing staterooms and venues fully renovated
  • all top-tier suites received new handcrafted toppers, handmade mattresses, large flat HDTVs
  • new category (Balsorano Suite) decorated with items of personal value to Silversea Cruises chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio
  • new restaurants and bars (Indochine, Atlantide, Silver Note, Spaccanapoli, Seishin, La Dame, Arts Cafe, Dolce Vita)
  • all food menus upgraded
  • new Health & Fitness center (with Outdoor Aerobics Studio)
  • "Spa at Silversea" upgraded to Zagara Spa
  • Library transformed into Casino

Silversea Silver Shadow

2019 Nov 2 - Dec 2 (Valletta Malta)

(USD 30 million) - part of Silversea's "Project Invictus" (fleet renovation program) - general maintenance, upgrades to public areas, complete renovation of all staterooms, adding Atrium & Arts Cafe (replacing the old Lobby) and Connoisseur’s Club (removed from Deck 7 to Deck 8)

Silversea Silver Explorer

2017 May 1-21 (Cadiz Spain)

2018 Sept-Oct (Vancouver Canada)

  • All staterooms received carpets, curtains, bed mattresses, bathrooms (new rainforest showers, granite touches)
  • (Deck 3 and Deck 4) were added 16 new suites (connecting cabins)
  • All lounges were renovated (carpeting, furniture, wall treatments)
  • Fitness center (size doubled)

In 2018, the ship was drydocked for maintenance works done by Seaspan (Canadian shipbuilder). Among the upgrades were a new stabilizer (ducktail, on the stern), propeller repairs and polishing, blast painting of the underwater hull.

Silversea Silver Galapagos

2013 Sept 7-28 (Singapore)


  • 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.

Marella Cruises UK Marella Explorer (fka TUI Mein Schiff 1)

2019 Oct 11 - Nov 6 (Brest France)

(USD 25 million) - technical maintenance works, machinery upgrades, updates to interior spaces, Hideout (teen lounge) received AstroTurf and titled flooring (outside) and new furniture (loungers, deckchairs, bar stools)

Marella Cruises UK Marella Discovery (fka Splendour of the Seas)

2022 Nov (Cadiz)

all staterooms fully refurbished, new cabin bathrooms fitted with UV-free Antimicrobial Light technology

Marella Cruises UK Marella Discovery 2 (fka Legend of the Seas)

2017 April-May

  • routine maintenance
  • class surveys

(Plantours) MS Hamburg

2020 (April 2 - May 1) Lisnave Shipyard, Setubal Portugal

USD 20 million

  • technical maintenance works
  • 42 passenger cabins upgraded with French Balconies (slide-opening infinity windows with glass railings)
  • all staterooms and public areas received new carpeting
  • (redesigned and refurnished) Palm Garden Lounge (deck 6), Wine Bar (deck 5, also expanded), Lobby Reception (deck 3)
  • Lido Deck (deck 6) received new flooring and a pool bar (with butler service)

Fred Olsen MS Borealis

2022 (Oct 28 - Nov 13), Cammell Laird (Birkenhead/Liverpool)

general maintenance, engineering works, public areas renovations, cabin refurbishments

Fred Olsen MS Braemar

2019 (Nov 14-23) Blohm+Voss Hamburg

general maintenance, engineering works, public areas renovations, cabin refurbishments)

Fred Olsen MS Balmoral

2019 (Nov 10-19) Blohm+Voss Hamburg

(USD 18 million) general maintenance, engineering works, public areas and cabin renovations, new venues (Tea Room, Photo Gallery)

Hapag Lloyd MS Europa

2022 Sept (Blohm+Voss Hamburg)

56 cabins fully renovated (flooring/carpets, fixed furniture, soft furnishings, light fixers and fittings)

Hapag Lloyd MS Europa 2

2015 Apr (Blohm+Voss Hamburg)

  • technical maintenance
  • modernization of venues (redesigned Sansibar Lounge, Sakura Sushi Restaurant)
  • renovated cabins (8 family apartments)
  • new carpeting
  • new hull painting

Seabourn Venture

2023 April

unscheduled drydock in Italy for repairs of the tabilizers

Seabourn Quest

2018 (April 28 -May 4), Genoa

  • contractor Trimline (UK)
  • interior renovations (new flooring, woodworking, decorations, upholstery, plumbing and tiling, electrical works) to all public areas, passenger and crew cabins, and areas
  • elevators updated

Windstar (former Seabourn ships)

  1. Star Pride 2014 Apr
  2. Star Legend 2015 Apr
  3. Star Breeze 2015 May

last drydocks:

  • Star Legend (2017 Dec) - added 6 new Zodiacs (boats)

fleet transfers:

  1. 2014 Apr
  2. 2015 Apr
  3. 2015 May

fleet-transfer changes:

  • 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)

Windstar superyachts (fleet's smallest ships)

  1. Wind Star
  2. Wind Spirit
  3. Star Pride
  1. 2014 November
  2. 2018 May
  3. 2015 Apr
  • remodeling of Owner's Suites
  • redesigned dining venues, public spaces, open decks
  • fleetwide cabins renovations (total cost USD 3 million) - new sofabeds, dressers, fine linen, wall coverings, lighting, carpeting, artworks

In 2016, Star Pride was again refurbished ($4,5 million)

SeaDream 1 and SeaDream 2

SeaDream 2 (January 2022)

SeaDream 1 (May 2022)

(USD 10 million for both yachts, in Freeport)

  • all staterooms renovations (new hardware, textiles, wardrobes, power outlets, USB ports, Wi-Fi, fingerprint sensor lights, 55-inch smart HDTVs)
  • cabin amenities upgrades (woven lines, silk pajamas, silver ice buckets, GioBagnara Miramar trays)
  • all outside decks renovations (premium teakwood flooring, premium mahogany Balinese beds and sun loungers, Italian brand upholstery, cushions, towels, parasols, hammocks)
  • Forward on Sundeck installed 2x Jacuzzies and 2x rain showers
  • The aft Marina Platform upgraded

Ponant Cruises Le Ponant

2019-2020 (Nov - April) in Genoa Italy

6-month drydock at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard

Phoenix Reisen Artania

2019 (Nov 17 - Dec 6) Lloyd Werft, Germany

(Dec 2014 drydock) 71-days - technical enhancements (new Wartsila engines, new power, and freshwater plants, new auxiliary generator, upgraded automation system), new cabins (152 balconies), rooms renovation

(2019 drydock, USD 25 million) general maintenance, interio renovations - 257 cabins (completely renovated), major lounge overhauls (Pacific Lounge, Jamaica Club), new carpets-wallpapers-furnishings in all cabins and all interior public spaces

Hurtigruten ships

  1. MS Polarlys
  2. MS Kong Harald
  3. MS Nordkapp
  4. MS Nordnorge
  5. MS Richard With
  6. MS Nordlys
  7. Finnmarken (Otto Sverdrup)
  1. 2016 Jan-Feb 2
  2. 2016 Jan-Feb 7
  3. 2016 March-April 19
  4. 2016 Oct-Nov 18
  5. 2018 November
  6. 2019 February
  7. 2020 (Jan 4 - Mar 8)

(all drydocks are at Fosen Yards, Norway)

  • "New Arctic Interior" designs
  • crew and passenger cabins renovations (new furnishings)
  • public space renovation - reception foyers, bars/cafes, bistro, aft deck areas
  • new menus (based on Coastal Kitchen concept / seasonal ingredients / locally sourced, fresh pastries from the ship's bakery
  • BBQ stands (added on outside decks)
  • added new outdoor jacuzzis
  • floor-ceiling windows installed in dining room restaurants (aft location)
  • fitness rooms upgraded
  • drydock stay ~3 weeks per ship
  • new hybrid powerplants running on batteries and LNG engines (a fleet-wide project with scheduled completion 2021)

Hurtigruten's "Green Push" fleet renovation program is budgeted USD 850 million.

(2020, USD 35 million drydock), Finnmarken ship renamed to Otto Sverdrup

  • all staterooms renovated
  • current wellness area replaced by 5 large suites with floor-ceiling windows
  • 4 new restaurants (Aune Dining Room, Lindstrom, Fredheim, outdoor Grill Bar)
  • Science Center
  • enlarged wellness complex (Lounge, Gym, Sauna, treatment rooms)
  • pool deck fully renovated, Gift Shop expanded
  • Car Deck transformed into boat-launch and equipment storage area

(Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line via Margaritaville at Sea) Margaritaville Paradise/fka Grand Classica

2022 April-May (Freeport Bahamas)

all staterooms were modernized, all public spaces were renovated with new soft furnishing and carpets

Lindblad National Geographic Orion

2014 Sept (Singapore)

  • the Main Lounge library was removed in order to increase space for meetings and lectures.
  • update of all audiovisual equipment, carpeting, and furnishings.
  • the Observation Lounge obtained a small library, nautical chart table, and self-service beverage station.

Lindblad National Geographic Explorer

2015 Apr 16 (Lloyd Werft, Germany)

  • general maintenance

MS The World (privately owned residence ship)

2016 Sept-Oct (Cadiz Spain)
  • Marina restaurant redesigned (new retractable floor-ceiling windows, private dining room, bar/lounge area, chef's presentation table, new artwork custom wine vault with 1500 bottles)
  • The Colosseo theatre (new seats, carpets, parquet flooring, drapes, sound, and lighting upgraded)
  • Deck 12 aft - outdoor area redesigned and elevated, 4 new Balinese beds, retractable awnings, privacy walls
  • Spa & Wellness Centre (new pedicure/manicure stations, barbershop Pilates studio), physiotherapy room services updated

MS Asuka 2 (NYK Line Japan)

2020 January-February
  • all staterooms extensively renovated and redesigned by adding tatami-mat (flooring material) sleeping areas
  • all cabin TVs upgraded to smart TVs with infotainment system
  • New reading lounge with WIFi, Internet, computers
  • some restaurants refurbished
  • Lobby Deck's entrance hall upgraded with a large HD LED screen
  • shipwide Wi-Fi coverage
  • 1 large outdoor Jacuzzi on Sun Deck
  • technical enhancements (including a scrubber system)

At the following tag-link can be found listed all CruiseMapper's news related to drydock refurbishments.

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