Smyril Line carries out €13 million ferry retrofit

Smyril Line carries out €13 million ferry retrofit

Smyril Line

The retrofit project has added additional luxury cabins, a lounge and a sky bar to Norröna

Faroese shipping company Smyril Line has carried out a €13 million ($15.7 million) retrofit of its ro-pax ferry Norröna, modernising onboard facilities and adding additional luxury cabins.

The retrofit has added 50 new luxury cabins, with extra space created by moving the crew’s cabins to a different location and removing shared cabins. The upper deck of the ship has also been redesigned to include a new outdoor sky bar and a lounge area with a panoramic view.

“There were several different parameters that could have developed into obstacles, including whether the ship could carry more weight, but it turned out to be an extremely interesting retrofit,” said Jóhan av Reyni, maritime director at Smyril Line.

Smyril Line collaborated with naval architects Hauschildt Marine and shipyard Fayard on the project. Hauschildt Marine developed a 3D model of the ship and was responsible for the design process, holding weekly coordination meetings while the ferry was docked at the shipyard in Denmark.

“When you start a project, it is crucial to have confidence in the collaborator,” said Av Reyni. “That’s why we dared to begin the process, which has required a tremendous amount of planning.”

Norröna will depart from Hirtshals, Denmark on 1 March, resuming her North Atlantic route between Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
12 February 2021

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