The 116,000gt Azura vessel is being built at Fincantierri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste and will enter service next spring with over 20,000 items of soft furnishings manufactured by Trimline for her passenger and crew cabins.
Trimline will swing into action next month manufacturing the furnishings, which represent the latest in a major series of contracts the company has won to supply furnishings for new ships introduced by Carnival Corp.
Trimline was initially contracted to fit out state rooms on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, and this was followed by a further major project to provide similar fittings for P&O Cruises’ Ventura, which entered service last year.
Trimline sales and marketing director Mike Oliver said, ‘we have until early next year to complete the manufacture and we will then have a team in the yard completing installation. We are also hopeful of securing further work on the ship as she completes her fit out.’
The soft furnishing task will see Trimline make more than 4,000 bed throws, some 3,000 valances, more than 4,000 scatter cushions and over 5,000 pairs of curtains. Some 21,000 metres of fabric will be used.
The furnishings will be placed in 1,557 passenger state rooms and over 600 crew cabins. Once on site in Monfalcone, Trimline personnel will also fit curtain tracks in each of the rooms.