Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 1 7 Chantier Naval de Marseille, France French yard Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNdM), part of Genova Industrie Navali Group, recently carried out general repairs and interior work on the passenger spaces on sister ships from Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel. Seabourn also visited the shipyard, with Seabourn Encore receiving normal dry dock work. During 2021, CNdM also won contracts from cruise lines such as Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line. The shipyard expects to receive at least five cruise ships from the latter for dry docking in 2022. At the end of January 2022, Royal Caribbean International’s 236,857gt Oasis Plus-class cruise vessel Wonder of the Seas arrived at the yard. The ship was constructed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France, and then moved to CNdM for final outfitting ahead of delivery. Astican, Spain During 2021, Astican carried out a total of 125 repair projects, 81 of which were repaired in dry dock using the Syncrolift system. Fred Olsen Express visited the yard with its 6,348gt fast ferry Bentago Express, which spent three months undergoing repairs to its hull. Astican completely replaced the ship’s electrical wiring, electronics and fire insulation, and repaired its generators, auxiliary engines and alternators. The shipyard also built new aluminium structures and used hydraulic jacks to replace the chocks.