ALMACO Group has been awarded a contract by Salen Ship Management to refurbish Island Sky. The work includes the makeover of 27 suites, 32 cabins and the corresponding 59 bathrooms, as well as public areas such as the club, library, lounge, restaurant, purser’s desk and lobby, corridors, outdoor areas and public toilets. The refit will take place during May.
ALMACO’s Accommodation Systems turnkey scope includes design, engineering, supply and installation of material, through final commissioning. Additionally, ALMACO provided architectural services. The purpose of the refit is to upgrade all areas though keeping the overall character of the vessel. Soft furnishings and carpets will be replaced, and each deck of passenger cabins will have a different colour scheme; however, classic deluxe features such as the wood paneling and brass fixtures will remain.
The most significant upgrade will take place in the cabin bathrooms, which will be completely replaced. The modernization of public areas such as the lounge and restaurant will incorporate new furniture, lighting and colour scheme upgrades. The outdoors section will be refurbished with new decking and a general upgrading of furniture.
Island Sky, built in Italy in 1992, has the passenger accommodation arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Under charter to Noble Caledonia, the ship sails a variety of itineraries including around the British Isles, Mediterranean and Baltic, as well as India, Africa and the Indian Ocean.