Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 1 8 REFIT REPORT Navantia, Spain Marine interior refit company Trimline teamed up with Marella Cruises to refurbish Marella Explorer at Navantia’s Puerto Real shipyard in Spain in November 2021. The four-week refit involved the refurbishment of the ship’s main restaurant, Latitude & Vista, including the installation of energy efficient lighting systems that will save 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Trimline was also responsible for installing an interactive LED dance floor, recovering seats in an onboard bar, carpeting 60 cabins and refurbishing other entertainment areas such as the pool deck, cinema and destination services. San Giorgio del Porto Shipyard, Italy Ponant ’s three-masted sailboat Le Ponant will be docked at the San Giorgio del Porto Shipyard in Genoa, Italy, until June 2022 for extensive refit and refurbishment works. The shipyard will replace the vessel’s engines to comply with the latest standards in air pollution control and install a new water treatment plant which will process all wastewater onboard. San Giorgio will also add a new shore power connection functionality to the ship. In addition to the refit works, all four decks have been renamed and will feature new additions. The Sun Deck will be equipped with an outside bar, while the Zephyr Deck will include a panoramic restaurant and will replace four staterooms with the 60-metres-squared Owner Suite. The main deck – now known as the Alizés Deck – will offer four new balcony staterooms as well as a spa area, larger lobby and multimedia space. The lower Mistral Deck will also be equipped with a new medical centre. At the end of 2021, San Giorgio del Porto Shipyard, part of Genova Industrie Navali Group, was also involved in two refit projects on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager.