Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings will account for 980 drydock days in 2019, according to the 2019 Drydocking and Refurbishment Report by Cruise Industry News.
With the biggest fleet of any cruise company, Carnival Corporation and its nine cruise brands will account for roughly 500 drydock days, up from 490 in 2018.
Among the highlights for Carnival will be the biggest drydocking in cruise industry history as the Carnival Triumph will be converted into the Sunrise over a 60-day period in Cadiz, Spain, with a budget of $200 million.
Royal Caribbean Cruises, with its recent acquisition of Silversea, will see 360 drydock days, up from 280 in 2018.
Big projects for Royal Caribbean in 2019 include the Navigator of the Seas, which will be subject to a $115 million overhaul before being positioned into the short cruise market out of Miami.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, with a trio of diversified brands, will have 120 drydock days this year, also up from 2018.
Key for Norwegian in 2019 will be a refurbishment on the Norwegian Joy to adapt the ship to the Western market prior to her Alaska season. In addition, the company has earmarked $100 million for the refurbishment of Oceania’s four R-class ships.
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