January Cruise Ship Drydockings

Key Cruise Ships Drydocks

Key cruise ship drydocks in January include quick work on a few mainstream ships and the continued conversion of the former Maasdam into CFC’s Renaissance for its start up targeting the French cruise market.

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Carnival Elation
Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line
Capacity: 2,040 passengers
Tonnage: 70,367
Year built: 1998
Drydock Duration: January 21 to February 11
Shipyard Location: Caribbean

The Carnival Elation is undergoing a scheduled drydock later this month. Currently based in Jacksonville, the 1998-built vessel is set to go through routine class work, in addition to hotel and technical maintenance, before resuming service on Feb. 11.

Independence of the Seas
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Capacity: 3,600 passengers
Tonnage: 160,000
Year built: 2008
Drydock Duration: January 6 to February 17
Shipyard Location: Europe

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas is also scheduled for a routine drydock this month. Currently on its way to a shipyard in Europe, the 160,000-ton vessel will undergo class work, technical improvements and hotel upkeep. After returning to North America, the Independence is set to resume service on Feb. 17.

Queen Victoria
Cruise Line: Cunard
Capacity: 2,000 guests
Tonnage: 90,000
Year built: 2007
Drydock Duration: January 2 to January 4
Shipyard Location: Europe

The Queen Victoria underwent emergency repairs in Spain earlier this month, as part of an unscheduled drydock. According to the local media, the three-day shipyard visited occurred during a regular cruise, with passengers remaining onboard while working was being carried out on one of the ship’s propellers.

Spirit of Discovery
Cruise Line: Saga Cruises
Capacity: 1,000
Tonnage: 55,900
Year built: 2019
Drydock Duration: January 8 to February 2
Shipyard Location: Europe

The Spirit of Discovery is spending most of January in a European shipyard. After undergoing routine maintenance, in addition to class work, technical upgrades and hotel upkeep, the Saga Cruises’ vessel is set to resume service on Feb. 2.

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Capacity: 1,900
Tonnage: 82,348
Year built: 2004
Drydock Duration: January 19 to February 3
Shipyard Location: Asia

Another ship undergoing routine maintenance and class work in January, the Westerdam is set to be drydocked in Asia. Marking Holland America’s return to the region, the 2004-built vessel is welcoming guests back in Singapore, on Feb. 3.

Cruise Line: CFC – Compagnie Française de Croisières
Capacity: 1,258
Tonnage: 55,451
Year built: 1993
Drydock Duration: October to May
Shipyard Location: Europe

Renaissance’s long drydock is continuing to progress in January. After nearly three years out of service, the former Maasdam is being prepared to launch service for CFC, a new French cruise line.

Undergoing extensive technical upgrades and hotel renovations, the 1,258-guest vessel is set to debut in May

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