CroisiEurope’s La Belle de l’Adriatique has just completed a two-week drydock in Port Said, Egypt.
Spending the winter season in the Red Sea, the coastal vessel underwent a series of repair and class works, as well as routine maintenance and cosmetic enhancements.
Work carried out on the 2007-built ship included hull treatment, sand blasting followed by painting of the anchor and chains, steel renovation, polishing of aft and bow thrusters, repair and painting of sun decks and more.
La Belle de l’Adriatique also saw pipping and outfitting work, as well as change of portholes of some cabins and the installation of new technical equipment, including a new echo sounder.
Following the completion of the job, the 176-guest ship is set to welcome guests back on Jan. 28, resuming its winter season in the Red Sea.
The program includes a series of seven-night cruises visiting Egypt and Jordan. Sailing roundtrip from Sharm El Sheik, one of the ship’s regular itinerary features visits to Aqaba – where it spends one night docked – and Hurghada.
In March, the vessel repositions to Europe ahead of a summer program in the Eastern Mediterranean that includes visits to Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Albania and more.
One of the company’s two oceangoing cruise vessel, La Belle de l’Adriatique is described by the CroisiEurope as “intimate-sized ship” that is able to dock in “the heart of cities.”
According to the company, the four-deck vessel features a contemporary and warm setting and offers large windows, a large sun deck, two jacuzzies and several sun loungers.
La Belle de l’Adriatique is also equipped with a main restaurant and two panoramic lounges, the company added.
Along with La Belle des Oceans, which also underwent maintenance earlier this year, the 2,995-ton vessel usually offers itineraries in the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Atlantic and the Red Sea.