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The double drydock in Singapore of P&O Australia's newest ships

Double drydock for P&O Australia’s newest ships

Holland America Line’s former Statendam and Ryndam have been together at the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore for their transformation as P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria.

The historic double drydock has involved more than 900 contractors of 43 different nationalities spending around 250,000 man hours on the extensive makeover of both ships.

It is estimated that 20,000sq mtr m of carpet, 2,500sq mtr of wall covering, more than 300 pieces of art and 2,500 pieces of furniture have been used.

Pacific Eden has left drydock and is expected to arrive in Fremantle on November 10, the same day Pacific Aria finishes her drydock.

They will meet again for a spectacular dual naming ceremony in Sydney Harbour on November 25 when the company will showcase its increased fleet of five ships.

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