Work will take place in Singapore in November of this year for a period of 36 days, completing the week before Christmas. The scope of work includes the Salt Grill & Waterfront restaurants, Sunweaver Café and the Connexions & Oasis Bars.
The Waterfront Restaurant is the largest area within Mivan’s remit. Pre-fabrication will begin at Mivan’s manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland this month. The ship’s interiors will follow the same design concept as her sister ships, developed by London based designers SMC Design.
The 63,500gt ship will leave on her inaugural cruise from Auckland on December 22, 2010, joining P&O Cruises Australia’s existing fleet of three ships, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Sun and Pacific Jewel. Following the refurbishment it will have capacity for around 2,000 passengers.
Mivan completed the £1m re-fit of Pacific Dawn in June of this year which included similar areas to those on the Pacific Pearl. One of the most challenging aspects was the re-fit of the Spa. P&O Cruises Australia's vp of hotel operations Sture Myrmell said, 'Mivan did an outstanding job in the construction of the new Spa and the Salt Grill, and the response from our passengers has been excellent.'
Mivan Business development director Stephen Mills said, 'Mivan has maintained its strategy for the cruise ship sector, keeping dedicated project managers and outfitting teams focused on this market and client base. We feel that this has resulted in a better working relationship with the client team and a consistent team structure for every project.'
The Mivan Group is one of the world’s leading specialist construction companies and celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.