Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Black Watch will enter dry-dock in early December 2009 for an extensive programme of refurbishment. The work, to be carried out at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, is scheduled to start on December 2 as Black Watch returns from a Canary Islands cruise. She will resume service on December 14, with a five day European Christmas Markets mini cruise, departing from Southampton.
After launching Victoria Jenna last month, its largest vessel to date, Victoria Cruises announced plans to renovate Victoria Anna and Victoria Katarina to include the same ‘Executive Suite Decks’ offered on Victoria Jenna.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises gave more details about the comprehensive refurbishment planned for Seven Seas Navigator at Lloyd Werft prior to the ship’s New Year’s Caribbean voyage on Dec. 28. The enhancements complete a fleetwide rejuvenation directed by Yran & Storbraaten.
Princess Cruises said the enthusiastic reception for its recent online drydock journals for Golden Princess and Dawn Princess has prompted another installment, for Sea Princess’ current drydock. Visitors to www.princess.com can follow along through Sept. 25 as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, fresh hull paint and exterior refurbishment, plus the addition of an adults-only Sanctuary.
Premicon, owner of 20,606gt Astor, built in 1987, is to give the ship an extensive makeover including the addition of new suites and balconies, refurbishment of passenger cabins and creation of a single sitting dining arrangement that is planned to be undertaken at Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven.
An official blog was launched today for consumers and the trade to watch the multimillion-dollar makeover of Ocean Village Two at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore and follow her repositioning voyage to join the fleet of P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Jewel.