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Splendor work entailed extras like hull coating, cold ironing facilitation

Splendor work entailed extras like hull coating, cold ironing facilitation

Carnival Cruise Lines carried out some additional cosmetic and technical updates to the 2008-built Carnival Splendor during the ship’s time out of service for fire repairs.

Those included changing the flooring in the gym, replacing water-damaged carpets, adding silicon-based hull coating for greater fuel efficiency and installing equipment to enable the ship to connect to shore power, according to Carnival president and ceo Gerry Cahill.

Carnival anticipates the Port of Long Beach will facilitate cold ironing sometime within the next two years so the technical work was done to prepare Carnival Splendor, which operates from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal year-round.

Cahill said Carnival took advantage of the time out of service to complete projects that normally would be addressed in a routine scheduled drydocking.

Carnival Splendor underwent work at San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and BAE Systems San Francisco.

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