Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2021

1 0 0 REFIT REPORT Sembcorp Marine, Singapore In 2020, Sembcorp Marine transformed Princess Cruises’ Star Princess as the ship transitioned to become Pacific Encounter for P&O Cruises Australia. During the wet dock, the shipyard installed P&O funnel logos – each 20 metres wide and eight metres high – and refurbished the public spaces onboard, including the multi-storey atrium called The Lobby, with new carpets, artwork and accessories. Sembcorp Marine have also added some of P&O’s signature dining outlets, including the Waterfront Restaurant, Dragon Lady and Italian restaurant Angelo’s, as well as new venues 400 Gradi, a Neapolitan pizzeria by chef Johnny Di Francesco, and other offerings from Australian restaurateur Luke Mangan. Lloyd Werft, Germany Between April and August, Lloyd Werft ’s long-time customer Phoenix Reisen docked its cruise ship Amadea for a routine lay-up and service and maintenance tasks. Lloyd Werft carried out a range of other services to ensure smooth running of the ship during several weeks of filming for the German TV series Dream Ship . During the ship’s 10 days in dock, the shipyard replaced one of the stabilisers and carried out anchor painting, small inspection work, new pipe installation and rudder works. Phoenix Reisen’s Artania also spent time at the yard from August 2020. During this time, Lloyd Werft inserted a new outer hull doorway for when the ship begins to source its electricity from shore-based plants, and carried out routine lay-up work, services and maintenance. In July 2020, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAdiva docked at Lloyd Werft ’s 335-metre-long Kaiserdock 11 for class work. Shafts and rudders were routinely inspected, small repairs were undertaken on the outer hull and tanks, and boiler valves were overhauled. “The shipping companies which rely on us have spared no effort to keep their ships in very good condition, so that they can go back into service whenever they are needed,” says Rüdiger Pallentin, managing director of Lloyd Werft. “I am convinced that as vaccination progresses across the world, the travel sector will gather momentum again.” Powering through Amidst a global pandemic that caused cruise and ferry operators to postpone many scheduled refit and refurbishment projects, shipyards around the world have been adjusting to the new workload. Elly Yates-Roberts takes a look at some of the projects that have still been able to go ahead