Cruise Ship Refurbishment Schedule

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By ,   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 a highly successful policy for major cruise line companies in a time of world-wide economic uncertainty.

cruise ship refurbishments - CruiseMapper

For your convenience, this link goes directly to the list of all cruise line refurbishments 2017-2018-2019 schedule. To read more cruise ship technology news, please visit our engines-propulsion-fuel survey.

Cruise ship drydocking (vessel refits and onboard refurbishments) is a market with annual value at around USD 3 billion. Based on the total number of cruise vessels, the average drydock cost per vessel could be between USD 2-3 million per day (spending in drydock facilities worldwide). Cruise drydocks are scheduled on average every 2,5 years.

Cruise ship refurbishments, renovations, refits

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

Why cruise ships are being refurbished?

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

What the list of cruise ship renovations generally includes?

Major cruise ship overhauls may include reconstructing or adding new cabins, lounges, restaurants, a SPA facility, swimming pool(s), sometimes adding a whole new deck, and even better - a whole midsection, like the case of MS Enchantment of the Seas refurbishment / lengthening 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 on-line travel forums. All big lines put their liners into dry dock every few years to update (or upgrade) them - it costs money, but again - it's cheaper then going on brand new ships. It's a fact that many travelers are hesitant to take the first sailing post-drydock.

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

Next YouTube video shows timelapse of the MS Braemar cruise 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 (an UK company) refitted and refurbished its newly purchased Saga Pearl 2 ship (former name ms Astoria) spending 20 million pounds on this project and providing more than 300 jobs over a 3-month period.

Next video is about the April 2016 drydock refurb of Splendour Of The Seas (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. World's first global underwater ship repair service provider is Wartsila (CruiseMapper tagged news) - any marine services and maintenance works, regardless ship's current location.

In 2017, Wartsila (Finnish marine corporation) acquired Trident BV (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 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 2017-2018-2019

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

Cruise Lines Refurbishments - CruiseMapper

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 shiprepair services are provided to both commercial and military (naval) vessels.

RCI Royal Caribbean drydock refurbishments

RCCL's "Royal Advantage" renovation program (2011-2016) was budgeted USD 300 million. RCI's 6-ship refurbshment 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 an USD 900 million fleetwide refurbishment project ("Royal Amplified", 2018-2022) covering 10 liners in 3 classes (Oasis, Freedom, Voyager).

  • By this program will be introduced new and innovative features, new experiences and amenities, new pool deck areas and venues, new dining options, new nightlife concepts, new onboard attractions.
  • In 2018 were scheduled for drydocks the ships Independence and Mariner.
  • For 2019 were scheduled Navigator and Oasis, for 2020 - Allure and Freedom, for 2021 - Liberty.
  • Full refurbishment details per vessel will be revealed each year.

RCI drydocks are usually in the shipyards at Freeport, Singapore and Cadiz. RCI ships usually enter drydocks in up to 5-year periods.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Adventure of the Seas

  • 2018 (January 31- March 1) Freeport Bahamas
  • waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • Slashaway 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 1
  • propulsion system repairs (1 of the 3 Azipods has weared bearings)
  • new theater programming (Mamma Mia); new venues (Sabor Taqueria, Tequila Bar); Dynamic Dining
  • to fix a damaged propeller

Brilliance of the Seas

2018 April 21-30 (Hamburg Germany)

  • Oasis-class upgrades

Empress of the Seas

2016 April (Cadiz Spain)

  • routine maintenance
  • cabins renovations
  • Voom Internet

Enchantment of the Seas

2017

  • Oasis-class upgrades

Explorer of the Seas

2015 March

  • tba

Freedom Of The Seas

2015

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

Grandeur of the Seas

2017

  • routine maintenance
  • cabins renovations
  • Voom Internet

Independence of the Seas

2018 (April 4 - May 4) Freeport Bahamas

  • 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 Chips (poolside bar), Sugar Beach (ice cream bar / candy shop)

Jewel of the Seas

2016 May (Cadiz Spain)

  • tba

Liberty of the Seas

2016 February (Freeport Bahamas)

  • 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
  • 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)
  • poolside large-size outdoor movie screen
  • new restaurants/bars - Izumi (Asian), Sabor (Mexican), Giovanni's Table (Italian), Chef's Table
  • DreamWorks Experience
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)

Oasis of the Seas

2014 Sept-October (Rotterdam Holland)

  • routine maintenance

Navigator of the Seas

2019 Jan 5 - 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 (Singapore)

details tba

Radiance of the Seas

2016 May (Singapore)

  • new complimentary dining options (Park Cafe deli, Dog House)
  • new specialty dining options at additional charge (Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, Samba Grill, Rita’s Cantina)
  • poolside movie screen
  • Nursery, English pub
  • new lounges (Diamond, Concierge)
  • 2 new dining packages (Chef’s, Radiance)

Rhapsody of the Seas

2016 December

  • tba

Serenade of the Seas

2017

  • tba
Vision of the Seas2018 November
  • tba

Voyager of the Seas

  • 2014 April-October (Rotterdam Holland)
  • 2018
  • 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
  • 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 wayfinders) installed

Carnival Cruise Line drydock refurbishments

The Carnival ships 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, and finally - the Playlist Productions.
  • Some have Bonsai Sushi
  • technology upgrades (scrubbers, shoreside power capabilities)
  • WaterWorks Aqua Park, Camp Carnival (kids playground)
Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

2016

  1. Carnival Fantasy
  2. Carnival Magic
  3. Carnival Imagination
  4. Carnival Splendor
  5. Carnival Sunshine
  6. Carnival Triumph-Sunrise
  7. Carnival Valor
  8. Carnival Liberty

2017

  1. Carnival Breeze
  2. Carnival Conquest
  3. Carnival Dream
  4. Carnival Ecstasy
  5. Carnival Elation
  6. Carnival Glory
  7. Carnival Sensation

2018

  1. Carnival Paradise
  2. Carnival Spirit
  3. Carnival Fascination
  4. Carnival Inspiration
  5. Carnival Legend
  6. Carnival Victory
  7. Carnival Sunshine

2019

  1. Carnival Pride
  2. Carnival Ecstasy
  3. Carnival Splendor
  4. Carnival Triumph-Sunrise

2016

  1. Feb 6–20
  2. Feb 21 - Mar 5
  3. Sept 4–22
  4. March 6–20
  5. May 8 - 20
  6. Mar 21 - Apr 6
  7. Apr 23 - May 7
  8. Dec 1-16

2017

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

2018

  1. Feb 22-Mar 25
  2. May 23 - June 5
  3. Feb 4-17 
  4. Nov 2-15
  5. May 1-15
  6. Jan 4-20
  7. Oct 14-21

2019

  1. Feb 3-16
  2. April
  3. November
  4. Mar 1 - Apr 28

2020

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
  • ***Carnival Dream - Pizzeria del Capitano, Bonsai Sushi Express, Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
  • ***Carnival Elation and Carnival 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
  • ***Carnival Fascination - Bonsai Sushi Express
  • ***Carnival Victory - redesigned Deli, new cabins - 2 Captain’s Suites (820 ft2), plus Oceanviews - Scenic (260 ft2) and Scenic Grand (320 ft2)

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

NEWS: In 2019 (March-April) Carnival Triumph will enter drydock for around USD 200 million refurbishment, after which it will be renamed "Carnival Sunrise". The refitted liner will be transformed into Sunshine-Class vessel. It will have the same facilities and amenities as the sistership Carnival Sunshine (former Carnival Destiny, refitted in 2013 for USD 155 million).

NEWS: In 2020, after a 38-day refurbishment (Cadiz Spain), Carnival Victory will be renamed "Carnival Radiance".

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line drydock refurbishments

All drydock refurbishments 2016-2017-2018-2019 as projects are part of NCL’s “Norwegian Edge” fleet renovation program, budgeted around USD 400 million. Each drydock costs around USD 35-40 million.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Norwegian Breakaway

2018 April 28-May 10 (Brest France)

  • 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 decor, new carpets, furniture, live performances of classic rock songs, updated drink menu)

Norwegian Dawn

"Norwegian Edge" 2016 May 8 - June 3 (Freeport Bahamas)

  • 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 carpetin, decors, reupholstered furniture
  • renovations (Mandara Spa, Bliss Ultra Lounge, Marketplace), Epic Theate, 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, hottubs, new furniture and cabanas)
  • All 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

  • 2016 Jan 11-15
  • 2017 January
  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms

Norwegian Spirit

2017

  • extensive updates to public areas and staterooms

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 nighclub)
  • 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 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

2017 Mar 25 - Apr 5

  • 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

  • 2017 Mar 28 - Apr 5
  • 2018 October (Singapore)
  • tba

Star Princess

2017 (Dec 3-15) San Francisco

  • "SHARE by Curtis Stone" restaurant is replaced by Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria (cover charge pp) or Pizzeria (complimentary)
  • Mini Suite category MA changes into M1
  • cabin renovations
  • general maintenance works
  • on selected ships many cabins were made interconnecting

Pacific Princess

2017 May 30 - Jun 8

  • general renovations (new carpeting, upholstery, draperies, furniture)
  • Atrium modernized
  • Sterling Steakhouse (upholstery, draperies, artworks)
  • Sabatini’s (repainted walls, furnishings, upholstery, carpeting)
  • Club Restaurant (redecorated)
  • Panorama Buffet (new tilework, draperies, carpeting, updated furniture)
  • Lido deck (new teak flooring, tiling, lounge furniture)
  • all cabins upgraded ("Princess Luxury Beds", plush linens, plush carpeting, headboards, draperies, decorative lamps, wall sconces with USB ports)
  • all suites updated (new dining tables, chairs, lounge chairs, sofabeds, desks)

Sea Princess

2017 (Oct 21-Nov 5)

  • new bedding (Princess Luxury Bed)
  • new cabin category ("Club Class Mini Suite")
  • larger outdoor LED sreen
  • new evening shows ("Encore" musical, "The Voice of the Ocean" singing competition)
  • renovated kids-teen lounges (Camp Discovery)
  • Cafe Corniche (upgraded menu)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (redecorated, updated menu)

Sun Princess

2016 April 5 - 18 (Singapore)

2018 July 12-26

2016

  • (cost USD 30 million)
  • Kai Seafood Bar (sushi bar)
  • buffet dining complex "World Fresh Marketplace" upgraded new decor, live ala carte cooking, pastry shop / coffee bar Amuleto Cafe)
  • "Lotus Spa" renovated
  • new interior decor (furnishings with Asian/Japan touches)
  • Terrace Grill remodeled into al fresco BBQ dining venue
  • the ice cream bar transformed into New Zealand Natural (with specialty coffees)
  • SHARE restaurant replaced the pizzeria

2018

  • new hull livery design
  • Club Class Mini-Suites (new cabin category with VIP amenities and exclusive dining)
  • Camp Discovery Youth Center (children club lounges for kids ages 3-17) via partnership with Discovery Channel
  • upgraded retail shops, new shop (Effy Fine Jewelry), new logoed products (Princess Cruises branded wear and logo apparel in the re-designed Logo shop), designer handbags and fashion accessories from Burberry, Coach, Guess, Longchamp.

 

Crown Princess

Emerald Princess

Golden Princess

Grand Princess

Island Princess

Regal Princess

Royal Princess

Ruby Princess

Sapphire Princess

  • Crown Princess (2018 March 24 - April 3)
  • Emerald Princess 2015 Dec
  • Golden Princess 2015
  • Grand Princess 2016 Dec 8-19
  • Island Princess 2017
  • Regal Princess (2017 April 17-29)
  • Royal Princess (2016 Sept 25 - Oct 6)
  • Ruby Princess 2015 Dec
  • Sapphire Princess (2018 March)
  • new bow livery
  • all cabins upgraded with custom-made Princess Luxury beds
  • 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 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.
  • In 2020, Golden Princess will be renamed and transferred to P&O Australia after a major refit and refurb.

P&O Cruises (Australia and UK) drydock refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Pacific Aria

2018 (Aug 3-15) Singapore

  • The Dome (Deck 12) was redecorated with a new nautical theme, soft lighting, drapes.
  • Elemis Spa (Deck 11) was enhanced and upgraded with new Barber Shop (professional grooming, hot towel shaving, beard trimming-styling).
  • All suites and balcony staterooms received new carpets and outdoor furniture.
  • Fleet's new Southern Cross themed livery was painted on the hull.
  • In total, on the ship were replaced with new 1000 pieces of furniture, 6000 m of fabrics, over 10,000 m2 of carpets.
  • New artworks and contemporary wallpapers were placed in public spaces.

Pacific Dawn

2017 (Feb 19 - Mar 15) Singapore

  • (top deck) new waterpark
  • added The Pantry (buffet-style market place, replacing the Plantation Restaurant (lido buffet)
  • redesigned Atrium, Charlie’s Bar, The Orient bar, Promenade Bar

Pacific Explorer

2017 (May 27 - June 22) Singapore

  • (former Dawn Princess) refited to join P&O Australia)

Pacific Eden

2017 (July 22 - August 9) Singapore

  • renovations to Conference Rooms, Theater (Marquee Show Lounge), The Dome Bar, Kids Zone (clubs HQ and HQ+), Photo Gallery, Cinema, Spa and Gym
  • Mini Suites and some veranda cabins received new carpets and balcony furniture
  • Public areas updated with new carpets
  • renovated crew cabin bathrooms
  • new hull livery

Pacific Jewel

2018 March 7-17 (Garden Island Shipyard, Sydney NSW)

  • Renovations were made to the Atrium, Connexions Bar, Orient Bar, Pool Cafe, The Oasis (adults-only retreat).
  • New lawn bowling green (outdoor)
  • new seafood restaurant (Shell and Bones) replacing Salt Grill
  • hull repainting, new P&O livery

Azura

2015

  • (cost GBP 26 mill)
  • new livery
  • new restaurants/venues (Sindhu, Glass House, Grab and Go, Costa Coffee)
  • renovations (theatre, Lido buffet, Reef kids club, Sidewalk Cafe, Spa, shop, Casino, Champions)
  • new Beach House menu
  • cabins upgrade

Aurora

2014 Nov 29 - Dec 18

  • tba

Arcadia and Oceana

Arcadia (2017 Nov 1-14 / Hamburg)

Oceana (2017 Dec 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)

Oriana

2018 Jan

tba

Ventura

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 poblic 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

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.

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes
  1. ms Amsterdam
  2. ms Noordam
  3. ms Oosterdam
  4. ms Rotterdam
  5. ms Eurodam
  6. ms Westerdam
  7. ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  8. ms Nieuw Statendam
  9. ms Zuiderdam
  10. ms Veendam
  11. ms Prinsendam
  12. ms Maasdam
  13. **** ms Zaandam
  1. 2018 Apr 29 - May 9
  2. 2015; ****May 2018
  3. 2016 (Palermo Sicily)
  4. 2015
  5. 2015 (Freeport Bahamas)
  6. 2017 (Palermo Sicily)
  7. 2018
  8. 2018
  9. 2015
  10. 2016 (Freeport Bahamas)
  11. 2016; 2018 Dec 7-20 (Freeport Bahamas)
  12. 2016; 2018 Aug 31-Sept 9 (Freeport Bahamas)
  13. ****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 TV 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) was replaced by EXC (Explorations Central).

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 an 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

2015 (Oct 15-29) Frreport Bahamas)

  • major Royal and Penthouse Suites renovations
  • decor changes and renovations (pool area, Casino, Solarium)
  • new relaxation/entertainment area (Rooftop Terrace, deck 12)
  • new steakhouse restaurant (Tuscan Grille) replacing "SS United States")

Celebrity Summit

2016 (Feb 17 - Mar 12) Frreport 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)
  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 24, 2020
  5. Apr 1, 2020
  6. May 1, 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 cruise ships will 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 will offer "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, jewelry, premium leather goods).

Oceania Cruises drydock refurbishments

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

  • As result, the fleet will be expanded with 1368 new staterooms, and all shipboard restaurants, bars and lounges will be redesigned and redecorated.
  • New public spaces on these ships will include open-floor designed Lobby with Reception Hall (lower level) with Upper Hall (2nd level). They will be connected with Grand Staircase (decorated with railings and balustrades) and featuring a large crystal chandelier (with hanging pieces of hand-painted glass).
  • Grand Dining Room (aft restaurant on Deck 5) on each ship will receive new premium dining furniture (leather chairs with metallic bronze threading) and new crystal chandelier.
  • Martinis (piano bar lounge on Deck 5) will be redesigned, new silver-white marble bar top and walnut paneling will be added.
  • All old staterooms will be completely overhauled (redesigned and re-furnished) and upgraded with custom-made furniture, polished wood, stone finishes, designer accessories, smart HDTVs (infotainment system with movies-on-demand and Internet), USB ports, LED lighting. All cabin bathrooms will be overhauled and receive new tiling, surfaces and fixtures, designer accessories, vanities and glass shower enclosures. Penthouse-Vista-Owner suite bathrooms will be enlarged and upgraded with Carrara marble tops, onyx and polished granite.
  • Works on the fleetwide refurb project involve over 1000 artisans and craftsmen, and will result 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

Marina 2016

Nautica 2020 (June 8-21)

Regatta 2019 (September 7-23)

Riviera 2015

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)

Disney Cruise Line drydock refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Disney Dream

2018 Jan 1-14

  • new interactive-entertainment kids areas - themed Star Wars and Disney Infinity
  • new ice-cream bar - Vanellope's Sweets & Treats (handmade gelato)
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (kids beauty salon for character makeovers - princesses, knights, pirates)
  • Deck 13's adult sundeck area now with Satellite Falls (splash pool, benches, rain curtain)

Disney Magic

2015 (Sept 5-18) Cadiz Spain

****Returns to service March 9, 2018

  • extensive renovations (restaurants, bars, spa, atrium, staterooms( kids area
  • Dream-class concepts (waterslide starting near the funnel's top and swinging out over the side of the ship; lighting/audio upgrades)
  • 2015 - updated Boutiques (Bibbidi Bobbidi, Anna & Elsa’s)
  • 2015 - The Edge club (relocated to deck 9)
  • 2015 - general maintenance, propulsion upgrade
  • 2018 - ****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

2016 Sept 9 - Oct 23 (Cadiz Spain)

  • 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 an EUR 200 refurbishment program (named "renaissance") involving not only revitalization of all Lirica-class vessels, but also stretching all four of them in the period 2014-2016 (a total of 38 drydock weeks).

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 weight of ~60,000 GT and passenger capacity 2,070. After the refit, each of them is 902 ft / 275 m long, with 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)

MSC Splendida

2017 Nov-Dec

  • customization for the Chinese market
  • 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. 2019 Dec 2-20
  6. 2018 Oct 19 - Nov 11
  • tba

Costa Cruises drydock refurbishments

Besides the ship's staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - 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 neoRomantica

2017 (Apr 10-24)

  • addded 2 half-decks (bow)
  • theater replaced with Samsara Spa
  • oceanview cabins transformed into balcony
  • 111 new cabins
  • 120 existing staterooms upgraded with balconies
  • Samsara club restaurant added
  • total renovation of all public areas
  • upgraded cabin amenities

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

2014

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

 

  1. 2017
  2. 2015
  3. 2018 (March 18-30)
  4. 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 - 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

AIDAvita

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

  • 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

AIDAbella

2016 (Cadiz Spain)

  • general maintenance

AIDAmar

2019 Mar 31 - May 4

  • tba

AIDAmira

2019 November

  • (former Costa neoRiviera)

AIDAsol

2019 Apr 28 - May 11

  • tba

AIDAstella

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

AIDAcara

  • 2018 Feb 11 - Mar 9
  • 2019 Feb 6-23
  • general maintenance, repairs, upgrades
  • new carpeting
  • remodeled bars
  • new gym equipment
  • new digital photo stations
  • new shops (GAASTRA. Bering jewelry)

AIDAdiva

2015 Apr 21 - May 4 (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)

  • general maintenance, repairs, upgrades
  • new carpeting
  • remodeled beach bar
  • new shops
  • redesigned golf area
  • new fitness room equipment
  • new digital photo stations
  • new technology features (scrubber, treatment system)

AIDAluna

  • 2014 Apr 26 - May 5 (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)
  • 2014 Apr 26 - May 5 (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)
  • 2019 Aug 16 - Sept 13 (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)
  • extensive maintenance (stabilizers, steering, body, machinery)
  • new Carnival developed filter system ("scrubber" technology lowering the exhaust gas emissions)
  • renovations (flooring, cabins, public areas, carpeting, new deck floorings)
  • face recognition system was installed at the photo shop, reducing printing chems and paper consumption by 50%

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

Windstar Cruises refurbishments

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

When completed, the project will result in bigger passenger capacity, adding new staterooms, venues and public spaces, also new, more efficient engines. Ship's capacity will be increased by 68% (from 212 to 312 passengers). The project is scheduled for the period October 2019 through November 2020, at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo.

When completed, the Star Plus project will increase Windstar fleet's capacity by 24%. Star Plus Initiative is partially financed through Export Credit facility guaranteed by SACE Italy (financial and insurance products and services).

  • The drydock lengthening includes cutting each vessel in two and installing a new (prefabricated) midship section with length 25,6 m (84 ft). Vessel's LOA length will be increased from 135 m (443 ft) to 161 m (528).
  • Following drydock, each ship will have two new dining venues, new shop, new retail space; enlarged fitness, new Spa, larger swimming pool, new tender loading area (midship), two new tender boats (90-seat each), expanded and upgraded staff-crew areas and cabins. The two new dining venues are an alternative (specialty) restaurant and a casual BBQ space (adjacent to Star Bar). The midship section has an additional elevator.
  • Ship's current diesel engines (7 per ship) will be replaced with 4 new engines running on cleaner (ultra-low sulfur) diesel fuel, thus reducing SO emissions.
  • Each ship will receive 50 new cabins (to a total of 156), which (based on the total investment) means shipbuilding cost per berth USD 267,000. Among the new cabins are two larger Owner Suites. All existing staterooms will be 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. 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)
  • Star Legend (2017 Dec) - added 6 new Zodiacs (boats)
  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, art works

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

Small-ship and luxury cruise lines refurbishments

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Cunard Queen Elizabeth

2018 November 14-30 (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

Cunard Queen Victoria

2017 May (Palermo Sicily (Fincantieri)

  • added new Single Cabins and Britannia Club cabins, plus 5 new Penthouse Suites

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

2017 (Sept 19 - Oct 21) Bremerhaven Germany

2018 (Oct 18 - Nov 6) Bremerhaven Germany

  • 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, broader ledge for sunlounging)
  • 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 Journey and Azamara Quest

2016 January (Freeport Bahamas)

2016 April (Singapore)

  • new furniture and improvements of 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

 

Azamara Pursuit

2018 April-July (Belfast Ireland / Harland & Wolff)

  • (former P&O Adonia)
  • Large touch screens / interactive around the ship
  • The Drawing Room (Library) and Living Room with interactive tabletops
  • All public areas (restaurants, bars, lounges) refurnitured
  • All staterooms redesigned and upgraded (new furnisture, carpeting, wall covers, fabrics, shelving, curtains, bedding sets, lighting, flat TVs.
  • all cabin bathrooms redesigned
  • all high-grade Suites upgraded with new furniture, dining tables, drapes, media consoles, sound systems
  • shipwide Wi-Fi coverage
  • Interactive TV system (in all cabins)

Silversea Cruises

Silver Whisper and Silver Wind

2016 Oct

2016 Dec)

  • renovations are part of Silversea's USD 170 million fleet refurbishment 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
  • 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 Cruises

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 Cruises

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 catgory (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 Expeditions

Silver Discoverer

2016 Oct (Freeport Bahamas)
  • the Discoverer Lounge was remade from breakfast venue into upscale lounge
  • the Explorer Lounge got new furniture and AV technology
  • the Restaurant was renovated with more modern look
  • the pool grill received new furniture

Silversea Expeditions

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 Expeditions

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.

Thomson / Marella Cruises

Marella Discovery 2 (former "Legend of the Seas")

Thomson Spirit

2017 April-May

2016 Feb - Mar (Valletta Malta)

  • routine maintenance
  • class surveys

Pullmantur Cruises

Monarch

2018 May 4-25 (Freeport bahamas)

  • project cost USD 10 million
  • renovated all staterooms and public areas
  • new carpeting (over 15,000 m2), new upholstery and furnishing (over 1000 m2 fabrics used)
  • renovated all lounges, bars, restaurants, shops, swimming pool, jacuzzi, Spa
  • new sundeck (Deck 12)
  • "My Next Cruise" desk (for Suite passengers) created

Cruise and Maritime Voyages

CMV Marco Polo

Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 (Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen / DSV, Amsterdam Holland)

  • 2017 - routine equipment maintenance
  • 2017 - rudder (clearances and repacking of rudderstock)
  • 2017 - main engine's cooler jacket (removed and replaced with a new)
  • 2017 - renewal and upgrades of public areas and cabins, air conditioning, evaporator rooms, renewal of sea- and fresh water piping, overboard valves overhauling.
  • Follows is the list of changes done to Maroc Polo during the refurb in 2015 (Nov 3 -Dec 14):
  • exterior repainting, interior repairs/maintenance
  • propellers, propeller shafts, reconditioning the bearings on main engines
  • servicing air-conditioning units and gensets, liferafts/safety equipment)
  • cranes and winches overhauled, minor steel works

Cruise and Maritime Voyages

CMV Magellan

2017 Jan-Feb (Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen / DSV, Amsterdam Holland)

  • propulsion system (starboard propeller blades polishing, bow and stern thruster blades repairs)
  • new sewage system was installed (sewage tanks and treatment units)
  • general maintenance
  • renewal and upgrades in public areas and cabins
  • repairs of steel damages
  • overhauling of several systems (main engine blower, tender embarkation cylinders, heaters, evaporator, purifier)
  • scupper pipes renewed

Fred Olsen

MS Boudicca

2013 Nov 18 (Lloyd Werft, Germany)

2018 March 17-27 (Blohm+Voss, Hamburg)

refit 2015

  • 28 cabins fitted with balconies (deck 7)
  • maintenance (seacocks, hull coating)
  • piping system modification
  • major repairs: stabilisers and rudder
  • bow thruster replacement

refit 2018

  • 2 fibreglass bottomed boats added (capacity 12 passengers each)
  • general maintenance works
  • painting all interiors and exterior (hull and superstructure)
  • All passenger cabins updated with new carpeting, soft furnishings, upholstery, lamps, balcony furniture, mini-fridges, electronic safes, flat TVs (interactive system)
  • All public areas and venues (bars, lounges, dining venues) upgraded and redesigned
  • Morning Light Pub (deck 6) moved to portside of Secret Garden Cafe
  • The Heligan Room (deck 6 potside) converted into "Indian Ocean Restaurant"

Fred Olsen

MS Black Watch

2016 Nov 20-Dec 14 (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)

  • infotainment TV system
  • refurbished bathrooms
  • all cabins with mini-bars and safes
  • 3D movies
  • cafe converted into an intimate dining area
  • Braemar Courtyard became a speciality dining area (The Club, a la carte)
  • grill restaurant rebranded and redesigned (Mediterranean cuisine)
  • Glentanar restaurant - new furniture, carpets, curtains, layout
  • Morning Light Pub moved to the Braemar Lounge's place
  • Morning Light Pub's vacated area became Neptune Bar

Hapag Lloyd Cruises

MS Europa 2

2015 Apr (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)

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

Seabourn Cruises 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

Saga Cruises

Saga Sapphire

2016 June (Hamburg / Blohm+Voss)

  • Aviators Bar extended
  • new deck (pool area)
  • main engines maintenance

Windstar Cruises (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 Cruises yachts (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, art works

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

Ponant Cruises

L'Austral

2018

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Phoenix Reisen

Artania

2014 Dec (Lloyd Werft, Germany)

  • 71-day dry-dock
  • technical enhancements (new Wartsila engines, new power and freshwater plants, new auxiliary generator, upgraded automation system)
  • new cabins (152 balconies), rooms renovation

Hurtigruten ships

  1. MS Polarlys
  2. MS Kong Harald
  3. MS Nordkapp
  4. MS Nordnorge
  5. MS Richard With
  6. MS Nordlys
  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

(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 (fleetwide project with scheduled completion 2021)

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

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

  1. Grand Celebration
  2. Grand Classica (formerly Costa neoClassica)
  1. 2018 December
  2. 2018 April
  • expanded and more enhanced casino
  • new adult-only area
  • new bars

Glory Sea (former Celestyal Odyssey)

2014 May 4-16 (Lloyd Werft / Bremerhaven Germany)

  • routine maintenance
  • engine-, ventilation- and steel repairs (superstructure, tanks)
  • fresh water sys
  • rudder, propeller, pipes, ventilation
  • deck improvements (new tiles and carpets in public spaces)

Star Cruises

SuperStar Virgo

2014 Jan 5-29
  • cost USD 20 million
  • upgraded cabins, hotel services, dining options, renovation of all recreational facilities
  • refit of 270 balcony rooms
  • 560 m2 public spaces expansion, new shops

MS The World (privately owned residence ship)

2016 Sept-Oct (Cadiz Spain)
  • Marina restaurant redesigned (new retractable floor-to-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, barber shop Pilates studio), physiotherapy room services updated

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