The work will be carried out in the coming three months, commencing with the first ship during November and December, followed by Quantum of the Seas in January 2016.
Earlier this year ALMACO added 17 new crew cabins apiece on the ships in June and July 2015.
ALMACO’s modernization team sailed onboard the Royal Caribbean International ships to perform turnkey deliveries of the new cabins on deck 2.
The scope of work for each of the ships involved the dismantling of the existing crew-dedicated Windjammer, the assembly of the 17 new cabins, new corridors, and the electrical and piping works in line with the physical changes.
‘The team faced several technical and scheduling challenges with back-to-back projects that had practically overlapping timelines,’ explained Tommi Virta, project manager.
He added, ‘The work was carried out while the ship was sailing with guests, which was a challenge as the guest experience could not be impacted. Moreover, there was limited space for material storage.’
An additional technical challenge the team faced was the area location on the lower decks, especially for piping works, which were significantly more complicated than in a normal cabin area.
The latest contract covers the same scope plus the addition of HVAC in all of the 26 cabins.