The renovations will take place in January during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane and 11-night drydock in Brisbane. Passengers who join the ‘South Pacific Discovery’ on Jan. 26 will get the first look at the updated and redecorated ship.
Suites and staterooms will feature new carpeting, refinished furniture with new fabrics, new teak railings on the balconies, decorative side panels around the windows and new bathroom flooring.
Renovations throughout the ship will include new flooring and replaced carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage. The company said the goal is a lighter, brighter feel.
La Veranda will have a redesigned entrance, refinished indoor and outdoor furniture and solar shades throughout. Le Grill will gain new decorative partitions and divider walls, as well as a new buffet area and new lighting. L’Etoile will also have a redesigned entrance in addition to video equipment for conferences.
Promenade Deck 5 add a built-in banquette and expanded casino in Le Casino, and Deck 6 will receive a new integrated display case for books and art. La Palette is gaining a decorative stone band along the front of the bar and an updated lighting system, as well as new outdoor furniture. Le Grand Salon’s dance floor will be refurbished.
Seatrade Insider understands extensive technical upgrades are planned, too.
Paul Gauguin’s previous renovation, totaling $6m, was completed in January 2009.