Marella Discovery cruise ship to boast “Vyv Antimicrobial Lighting Technology”

   July 8, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Cruise ship outfitter MJM Marine was awarded a multi-million-GBP contract with Marella Cruises UK for the refurbishment of the Marella Discovery 1 ship.

Engaging MJM to deliver the project, Marella Discovery will undergo extensive outfitting of all the 915 staterooms. Works are scheduled to take place in November whilst in drydock at Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz (Spain).

Having recently worked on Marella Explorer supplying antimicrobial lighting solutions, in partnership with VYV, MJM presents another milestone in the installation of the VYV technology, with its introduction to the wet units within the cabin refresh project of Marella Discovery.

The innovative and sustainably conscious antimicrobial applications enable MJM Marine to supplement stringent onboard measures with antimicrobial coverage within the cabin spaces, offering an additional layer of protection for guests and crew members to sail safely with new environmental wellness' standards.

Gary Annett (MJM Marine's CEO) said their team at MJM was delighted to be partnering with Marella's team for the outfitting of Marella Discovery's passenger staterooms. He added they were continually adapting and enhancing their offerings "to match the new ways of operating in the cruise industry, post-pandemic."

"Through our partnership with Vyv, we can present solutions to Marella that facilitates safeguarding measures alongside the delivery of our bespoke turnkey outfitting expertise, all without compromising on the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with our company values.”

Colleen Costello (Vyv's CEO) said that taming up with MJM Marine and LightPartner Lichtsysteme GmbH & Co. KG created "a winning partnership for playing an important role in the wellness and sustainability measures implemented onboard Marella cruise ships by helping to satisfy the demand for demonstrable environmental wellness features.”

“Once installed, our overhead lighting technology works non-stop to protect the environments passengers and crew frequent from many common germs, so they can cruise without worry.”

Marella Discovery's 2022 drydock refurbishment contract further provides an opportunity to aid the growth of both the local economy and MJM, as the company announced a significant number of job prospects, particularly in the Down, Newry, and Mourne areas.

Marella Discovery cruise ship

Gary added they were very proud of their company heritage in Northern Ireland and as they continued to expand their diverse portfolio of large industrial clients and projects, like Marella’s Discovery, they were delighted to present more opportunities back to the community, adding to the accomplished MJM workforce that consistently delivered the highest caliber of outfitting onboard every project.