True North resumes operations after annual refit

   March 31, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The cruise vessel MV True North completed an annual refit in Port Fremantle. The vessel is removed from the water in February every year and no expense is spared bringing the facilities back to show-room condition.

The drydock refit this year was more extensive than usual. The forward sundeck and alfresco bar area were substantially refined in order to provide more user-friendly guest spaces.

The sundeck benefited from the provision of additional seating, new daybeds and tabletops, Tefroka decking and mood lighting. The alfresco bar area boasts new table arrangements, Tefroka decking, additional lighting.

MV True North cruise ship

According to company's Managing Director, Craig Howson, everyone at True North Adventure Cruises had been excited about the refurbishment. He added they had been aware that those areas of the ship had been underutilized - they had always been fantastic spaces but needed improvements to ensure that passengers were able to take full advantage of both areas. The refit provided the maintenance window that they had been looking for.

In addition to the usual refit, other renovations included additional soundproofing in the Bar Lounge, adding Tefroka decking to all external stairs, complete repainting of the vessel’s exterior.

Howson added he was looking forward to a busy year - a lot of Australians would choose to holiday at home "to help with the bushfire recovery and possibly to avoid international destinations that present a higher risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.”

MV True North departed Fremantle on March 5. True North Adventure Cruises suspended services on March 23, 2020.