Works included the installation of new flooring, fixed furniture, soft furnishings and light fittings, to give the high-end suites a new bright and airy feeling.
The 60-strong team of experienced Trimline joiners, labourers, carpet fitters, hard surface repairers, french polishers, decorators, leather repairers, upholsterers and electricians spent two weeks carrying out the transformation of the suites.
Using the Trimline App (TAPP) software, Trimline’s on-site managers were able to assign tasks to specific trades and individuals during the refit, to ensure maximum efficiency throughout.
This was the first time Hapag-Lloyd had used TAPP - initial feedback is very positive, in particular the progress monitoring and means of recording area inspections to sign-off were found to be extremely beneficial.
In addition, during the refit workers were able to request enhancements to their personal dashboards, which were made within a couple of hours.
Logistics manager Tegan Shamley was on-site to oversee all material movements during the refit. 'During the pre-planning stage project manager Richard Atkins had planned for there being little room to store materials on-board, due to the size of the vessel. We were then fully prepared and had a plan for daily organisation and control of material movement, to ensure the team had all supplies they needed to hand in a just-in-time manner,' he commented.
As a result of efficiencies Trimline completed the works 24-hours early, which gave Hapag-Lloyd Cruises the opportunity to handover to house-keeping a day earlier than planned, shared Trimline director of projects, Naomi Cooper.
Gabi Haupt, lead product management Europa, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, said, 'We are very happy with the renovated suites, they have such a modern, light and beautiful atmosphere and look.'