Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2021

1 0 1 Damen Shiprepair, France and Netherlands In 2020, Damen Shiprepair welcomed all four Disney Cruise Line ships – Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – to its shipyard in Brest, France, for dry docking and repairs. This was the first time that the entire Disney fleet had come together in one place. For the first time since the 1970s, Holland America Line returned to Damen’s shipyard in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2020 with ships Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Both vessels spent time in dry dock in preparation for their handover to new owner, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Rotterdam was converted into Borealis and Amsterdam became Bolette, with both joining the Fred. Olsen fleet in 2020. In December 2020, Marella Cruises’ Marella Discovery became the biggest and heaviest ship ever to dock at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. Before the ship left in January 2021, Damen cleaned and painted the hull and superstructures, overhauled the rudders, carried out maintenance works on the propellers and made modifications to the engine room spaces. Navantia, Spain Carnival Victory will undergo an overhaul at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, in September 2021 that will see it renamed Carnival Radiance. As part of its refurbishments, the ship will receive four new restaurants: Cucina del Capitano, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse. The ship’s top deck will also be overhauled, with line favourite activities including a ropes course and WaterWorks being added.