Refurb & Interiors

VoD plans Discovery upgrades
Voyages of Discovery said a $3.5m budget has been agreed for improvements to the 650-passenger Discovery during the next 12 months.
Furnishings influence repeat bookings, survey finds
Forty-nine percent of cruisers polled in a survey said the appearance and condition of a ship’s furniture influences their decision to return.
Crystal Symphony set for $25m upgrade
In a more than $25m upgrade this autumn, the 1995-built Crystal Symphony will emerge with updated penthouses, pool areas, Prego Italian restaurant and Lido Café. Improvements to passenger elevators and…
MSC Splendida uses Fidelio Cruise software suite
MSC Splendida, which debuted earlier this month, incorporates a broad range of IT systems from Fidelio Cruise, encompassing check-in procedures, central accounting in a cash-free environment, bar and restaurant management…
Australia office for Harris Pye; cruise repairs a target
World-wide expansion continues for the Harris Pye Group with the opening of an office in New South Wales, Australia; the appointment of a managing director; and the acquisition of Parsons…
Celebrity Equinox art includes Galaxy pieces
The new Celebrity Equinox features a contemporary art collection with nearly 500 original works and some pieces from Celebrity Galaxy, which moved to TUI Cruises earlier this year.
Upgraded Oosterdam completes 300th sailing
Sailing from Venice to Barcelona, Holland America Line’s Oosterdam recently reached a milestone with its 300th cruise.
Watching the world go by in Azura’s Planet Bar
The Planet Bar on board P&O Cruises Azura will sport a massive 20mtr wide floor to celing plasma wall which will display some of the world’s most stunning landscapes and…
HAL plans high-end rooms for Prinsendam
Holland America Line plans to add 22 staterooms, most with verandas, to the Prinsendam in early 2010. The ship will also gain more deck space and a sea-view bar during…
Marseilles seeks drydock bids
French Med port of Marseilles has issued a tender for the use of number 8 and 9 drydocks located in the Marseilles harbour area. The facilities have become available following…
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