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.

cruise ship refurbishments - CruiseMapper

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. Among 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).

Enchantment Of The Seas drydock refurbishment / lengthening

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 newbuilds. 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.

The next YouTube video shows the timelapse of the MS Braemar'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 which provides 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 2020-2023

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 US$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). By this program were introduced new and innovative features/technologies, experiences and amenities, pool deck areas and venues, dining options, nightlife concepts, onboard attractions.

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. For details see the RCI's link.

Next are listed only RCI's recent dry docking, the majority of which are for general maintenance works and technical overhauls.

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.

  • (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, Playlist Productions (dining menu and show programming upgrades).
  • Some have Bonsai Sushi
  • technology upgrades (scrubbers, shoreside power capabilities)
  • WaterWorks Aqua Park, Camp Carnival (kids playground)
Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes


  1. Miracle
  2. Victory-Radiance
  3. Elation


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


  1. Miracle


  1. Elation
  2. Freedom
  3. Pride
  4. Freedom
  5. Paradise
  6. Panorama


  1. Splendor
  2. Glory


  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 6-21 (Cadiz)
  3. April-May (Cadiz)
  4. October (Cadiz)
  5. October (Freeport)
  6. Nov 11-Dec 23 (Vigor Shipyard, Portland OR)


  1. Sept 9-Oct 12 (Singapore)
  2. Aug 5-24 (Singapore)
  3. March 24-May 5) Freeport

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).

(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

(2023) Carnival Panorama entered an emergency drydock for propulsion repairs

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 22-Feb 12) Grand Bahama

  • 24 new balcony staterooms (occupy the space of the Observation Lounge)
  • 40 staterooms recategorized to "spa balcony"
  • Mandara Spa & Salon (deck 16) fitted with a Thermal Suite (taking the space of Galaxy Pavilion/VR gaming complex)
  • Two redesigned Owner Suites (now with 3x bedrooms, 3x full bathrooms, 1x half bath, separate dining room, remodeled living rooms and master bedrooms, new outdoor furniture on the terraces).
  • Vibe Beach Club (new venue) taking the space of the Laser Tag Arena (deck 20)
  • technical overhauls, hull cleaning/repainting

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)

2025 (April-May)

  • 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

Enchanted Princess

2023 (Mar 30-Apr 15) Fincantieri Palermo

renovation of public spaces, regular maintenance works, underwater hull cleaning/painting; "The Catch by Rudi" (seafood restaurant) replaced the "Bistro Sur La Mer"; Sabatini’s Trattoria relocated from Deck 5 to Deck 7

Sky Princess

2023 (April 19-May 6) Rotterdam Holland

renovation of cabins and public spaces, regular maintenance works, underwater hull cleaning/painting; "The Catch by Rudi" (seafood restaurant) replaced the "Bistro Sur La Mer"

Caribbean Princess

2022 (VIGOR Portland OR)

2019 (June)

2017 Mar 25 - Apr 5

(drydock 2022) regular maintenance and technical works

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.

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 (2023 Oct)
  • Sapphire (2018 March)
  • new bow livery
  • all cabins upgraded with custom-made Princess Luxury beds
  • renovated wellness complex (Fitness Center, Lotus Spa), retail shops, corridors, hallways
  • Princess Theatre (show lounge) received new LED screen (sized 15x5 m / 49x16 ft)
  • Theater's show program upgraded with a new production show ("Bravo") 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

Sapphire Princess (2023 April, at VIGOR Seattle WA) - 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  6-25) Singapore

2021 (March-April) Singapore

(drydock 2023) on Deck 17 were installed the Twin-Racer (142 m-long dealing 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


2023 April-May

2025 April

  • (2023) (2023) new chairs (in all passenger staterooms), new furniture (on all cabin balconies), new deckchairs/furniture (on all open deck areas)
  • (2025 drydock) details tba


2023 April-May

2024 November

  • (2023) new chairs (in all passenger staterooms), new furniture (on all cabin balconies), new deckchairs/furniture (on all open deck areas), Neptune Pool's sundeck upgraded with new loungers, sofas, tables, armchairs
  • (2024 drydock) details tba


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 4-year fleet refurbishment project was conducted in the period February 2019-2023.


The next table lists all ship drydocks by the Celebrity Revolution project, as well as drydocking projects for regularly scheduled maintenance works.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Celebrity Apex

2024 (Oct-Nov)


Celebrity Edge

2023 (Oct 15-30) Marseille

routine maintenance/class inspection (complete hull works, systems and machinery overhauls, hotel upkeep)

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.

  • New public spaces include redesigned Lobby with Reception Hall (lower level) and Upper Hall (2nd level) connected via Grand Staircase (decorated with railings and balustrades) and featuring a large crystal chandelier (with hanging pieces of hand-painted glass).
  • Grand Dining Room (Deck 5 aft) received new premium furniture (leather chairs with metallic bronze threading) and new crystal chandeliers.
  • Martinis (piano bar lounge on Deck 5) was redesigned, new silver-white marble bar top and walnut paneling were added.
  • All staterooms were completely overhauled (redesigned and refurnished) and upgraded with custom-made furniture, polished wood, stone finishes, designer accessories, smart HDTVs, USB ports, LED lighting. All cabin bathrooms were overhauled and received new tiling, surfaces, fixtures, designer accessories, vanities glass shower enclosures. Penthouse-Vista-Owner suites' bathrooms were enlarged and upgraded with Carrara marble tops, onyx, polished granite.

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 (April-May 2024)

  • all staterooms fully refurbished, all upper-tier suites redesigned
  • new culinary options added (Aquamar Kitchen, Poolside Ice Cream Bar, Waves Grill/alfresco trattoria)
  • 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

2023 (Apr 15-May 4) Freeport


(drydock 2023) general maintenance works, machinery overhauls, renovation of passenger cabins and public spaces, Concierge Lounge redesigned, all concierge staterooms (plus the Royal Suites) completely refurbished (new fixtures, furniture, artworks), new movie-themed bar venue created (Soul Cat Lounge), shore power connectivity was installed.

(drydock 2019) 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

2023 (Sept 17 - Oct 3 (Seaspan Victoria BC)

The 2-week drydocking project was mainly for regular maintenance (technical overhaul and hotel upkeep).

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 Bellissima

2023 (Nov 30-Dec 13) Shanghai

routine maintenance, repairs, classification inspections, hull cleaning/painting, public areas renovations

MSC Seaview

2023 (Mar 31 - Apr 15) Valletta Malta

routine maintenance and classification works, technical overhaul, hull cleaning/painting

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
  4. MSC Fantasia
  5. MSC Magnifica
  6. MSC Poesia
  1. 2019 Nov
  2. 2021 Jun
  3. 2021 April
  4. 2023 Oct
  5. 2021 Jan-Mar
  6. 2021 Oct

Musica (USD 40 million) - new scrubbers

all projects were mainly for routine maintenance and classification works, plus machinery overhaul and minor interior enhancements

Poesia2023 (Nov 30-Dec 20) Palumbo Malta

routine maintenance works

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 Diadema

2023 Nov (Marseille)

general maintenance works, classification inspections, technical overhauls, renovations and upgrades to all public areas, venues and passenger staterooms (including new carpeting and soft furniture)

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

TUI and AIDA Cruises drydock refurbishments

Besides the ship's staff and crew, AIDA 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


2023 Oct 1-15 (Hamburg)

2019 Apr 28 - May 11

general maintenance


2023 (Mar 6-21) Marseille

routine general maintenance and classification works, technical overhaul, hull cleaning/painting


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
  • 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 1

2023 (Apr 21-May 1) Hamburg

  • shore power connectivity installation
  • wastewater treatment system upgrade
  • general maintenance works
  • hull cleaning/silicon coating
  • redesign of Ebbe & Flut (beer bar)
  • new Art Gallery
  • Lobby renovations (Guest Services Desk, Tours Desk)

TUI Mein Schiff 2

2024 Jan

general maintenance works, shore power connectivity, hull cleaning/silicon coating

TUI Mein Schiff 3

2016 (Apr 19 - May 1) Cadiz

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

TUI Mein Schiff 5

2023 (Nov 20-Dec 2) Dubai

general maintenance works, shore power connectivity, hull cleaning/silicon coating, machinery overhaul, public areas and staterooms upgrades (new carpeting)

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. 2023 (Feb 26 - Mar 21) Singapore

Star Breeze (2023) routine drydock for regular maintenance and classification works, technical overhaul, minor repairs, hull cleaning/painting

  1. Wind Star
  2. Wind Spirit
  3. Star Pride
  1. 2014 Nov
  2. 2018 May
  3. 2015 Apr
  • remodeling 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)

Windstar sailships refurbishments 2024-2025-2026

On December 6, 2023, Windstar started a multi-million refurbishment project to extensively redesign and update the fleet's three sailing ships (Wind Star, Wind Spirit, Wind Surf). Each ship is refurbished in two phases, starting with Wind Star (2025 & 2026), follows Wind Spirit (2025/complete) and Wind Surf (2024 & 2026).

By this project will be fully redesigned all public areas and venues (changing layouts, furniture, wall coverings and flooring, lighting, artworks). All passenger staterooms will be fully refurbished (interiors, furniture, smart TVs).

Among the remodeled/redesinged areas are the Lobby (expanded reception area, more seating and retail space), Bar Lounge (furniture, finishes, lighting), updated evening entertainment), Wellness Complex (The World Spa by Windstar & Fitness Center/new color palettes, finishes, gym equipment), Pool Deck (expansion by removing the SkyLight, new swimming pool and Jacuzzi, larger Pool Bar, new poolside furniture/sofas, poufs, ottoman beds, deckchairs, outdoor lighting, speakers, greenery).

The sailships' technology updates/upgrades include larger smart TVs in all staterooms (with interactive content and on-demand movies) and new WiFi points (with access to Starlink Internet).

Small-ship and luxury cruise lines refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

(Ambassador UK) Ambition

2023 (April 4 - May 7) Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven

maintenance and technical works, machinery upgrades, hull cleaning/painting, rebranding and renovation of venues

(Ambassador UK) Ambience

2023 (Nov 17-Dec 10) Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven

routine maintenance

(Saga UK) Spirit Of Discovery

2023 (Jan 8 - Feb 2) Bremerhaven

general maintenance(drydock 2018)

(Cunard) Queen Elizabeth

2023 (Mar 16-Apr 3) Singapore

2018 (Nov 15-27) Brest France

(2023) regular maintenance (hotel upkeep, technical overhauls, steel works, minor machinery updates)


  • 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

2023 Oct-Nov (Damen Rotterdam)

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

(2023) routine

(drydock 2016)

  • 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 Symphony and Crystal Serenity

2023 (Jan-July 24) Trieste

major drydocks (refits and shipwide renovations), details TBA soon

(Celestyal Cruises) Celestyal Journey/fka Ryndam & Pacific Aria

2023 (May-June) Valletta Malta

US$20M drydocking (the extensive refit and full-scale refurbishment)

  • full hull maintenance (cleaning, steel works, painting, new livery)
  • checking all safety equipment
  • technical systems and machinery overhauls
  • extensive hotel renovations (public areas and staterooms) and amenities upgrades.

(Genting) Resorts World One

2023 (Jan 25-Feb 15) Singapore

technical maintenance, class works, minor hotel renovations

(Genting) Genting Dream

2023 (Feb 17-Mar 1) Singapore

regular maintenance and class works

(RSSC-Regent) Seven Seas Navigator

2019 June (Brest France)

  • Prime 7 steakhouse (redesigned, new flooring, walling, leather armchairs, wood finishes, artworks, marble sculptures)
  • Navigator Lounge (new furnishings)
  • Stars Lounge (new carpets)
  • Constellation Theater (new marble tables)
  • Pool Grill (new infrared BBQ)
  • The Atrium, all elevators and hallways (new carpeting and wall coverings)
  • Spa (renovated entrance areaupdated treatment rooms and relaxation room, Beauty Salon expanded)
  • All staterooms' closets upgraded (more chests and drawers, plush carpeting, upholstery)
  • Cabins' balconies' teak flooring refinished

(RSSC-Regent) Seven Seas Mariner

2018 Mar 15 - April 3

  • All restaurants redesigned, 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 Endeavour

2023 (Apr 3 - May 6) San Giorgio del Porto/Genoa

extensive refit for transforming Crystal Endeavor (Crystal Cruises) into Silver Endeavour (Silversea).

Silversea Silver Explorer

2018 Sept-Oct (Vancouver Canada)

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 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 UK) Marella Explorer 2 (fka TUI Mein Schiff 1)

2023 Nov (Cadiz)


Marella Explorer 2



(Marella 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 Bolette

2023 (Feb 23-Mar 9) at A&P Falmouth England

Drydock 2023 was for routine maintenance/regularly scheduled classification works, hotel and technical overhauls (Azipods, bow thrusters), hull cleaning/painting.

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 (8x family apartments)
  • new carpeting
  • new hull painting

Seabourn Venture

2023 (April 23-May 11) Brest France

unscheduled drydock for repairs of the stabilizers, hull works

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

Seabourn Odyssey

2019 May (Genoa)

  • Seabourn Square and The Club (new furniture, lighting, carpeting, lounge chairs)
  • The Restaurant (redesigned, new furniture, sheer curtains, carpets)
  • Card Room (new chairs and tables)
  • Veranda Suites (bedside cabinets/new stone tops, new tables, designer bedding, sofa pillows)
  • Premium Suites (new furniture, changed color palate)
  • All passenger staterooms received new HDTVs and USB 2.0 outlets (on the nightstands)

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) Le Ponant

2019-2020 (Nov-April) Genoa

6-month drydock at San Giorgio del Porto shipyard

(Ponant) Paul Gauguin

2023 (Feb 6-Mar 4) Singapore

routine (machinery overhaul, classification works, cabin upgrades)

Phoenix Reisen Artania

2022 (Nov) Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven

complete refurbishment of 255 passenger staterooms (3 cabin decks) - new carpets and furniture, electrical works, minor redesigning (wall modifications).

Phoenix Reisen Amera

2023 (Oct-Dec) Remontowa Gdansk

powerplant upgrade (replacement of the diesel engines, gearboxes, alternators, main switchboard)

propulsion upgrades (new propellers)

extensive technical overhaul (machinery repairs and modifications)

renovations of venues and accommodations (Ocean Restaurant, 232 stateroom bathrooms, Royal Suite redesign, recarpeting of all public areas)

(Viking OCEAN) Viking Jupiter

2023 Oct-Nov (Genoa)


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

2023 (tba)

2022 April-May (Freeport Bahamas)

(drydock 2023) all passenger cabins updated, new venues added (Paradise Pickleball at Sea/court, Keys on the Water/piano bar), Cheeseburger in Paradise/burger bar, Jolly Mon Kids' Club, Hemisphere Nightclub/Disco, Fins Dining), two new theater productions introduced (Caribbean Heat, Radio Margaritaville: LIVE! At Sea)

(drydock 2022) 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)

Nov 2023 thru Feb 2024

2020 January-February

(drydock 2023-24) full-scale refurbishment and refit

(drydock 2020)

  • 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.