MJM Marine and De Wave will refurbish 98 per cent of the guest-facing venues onboard Aroya Cruises’ first ship
Cruise Saudi has appointed outfitting firms MJM Marine and De Wave to refurbish 98 per cent of the guest-facing venues for the first ship in its new ‘premium owned’ cruise line, Aroya Cruises.
Cruise Saudi, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, released plans for Saudi’s first cruise line in June 2023. All elements of Aroya Cruises will be “designed to suit Arabian tastes and preferences” and the brand will showcase Arabian destinations.
MJM Marine will work on all existing cabins and suites, create multiple culinary, retail and relaxation venues, and manufacture and install bespoke furniture, finishes, ceiling features and seating. The outfitting firm will also carry out steelwork modifications and upgrades to onboard electrical and mechanical services.
De Wave will outfit upper deck areas, including new super suites, public spaces and catering areas.
“The creation of a premium cruise experience starts from the design phase and by working with two of the cruise sector’s most well-regarded outfitters, we’re demonstrating our commitment to making Aroya Cruises an exceptional product,” said Lars Clasen, CEO of Cruise Saudi. “We look forward to seeing the knowledge, passion and creativity that MJM Marine and De Wave bring to the first Aroya Cruises ship.”
Aroya Cruises will help to support both Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to diversify its economy and Cruise Saudi’s plans to welcome 1.3 million cruise passengers annually by 2035.