Key Cruise Ship Drydocks in January

Key Drydockings in January

From regular maintenance work to major update jobs and repair work, several drydocks are taking place in January. Cruise Industry News looks at some of the key projects scheduled for the month.

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Cruise Line: HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions)
Capacity: 500 guests
Tonnage: 16,151
Year built: 2003
Drydock Period: December 27 to February 3
Shipyard: Bredo Dry Docks (Bremerhaven, Germany)

The Maud is presently undergoing emergency repairs in Germany after being hit by a rogue wave while cruising in the North Sea in December.

Work onboard the 500-guest vessel, which is scheduled to resume service in early February, includes the replacement of damaged windows on the bridge, as well as repairs to electrical circuits and technical systems.

Mein Schiff 2
Cruise Line: TUI Cruises
Capacity: 2,900 guests
Tonnage: 110,000
Year built: 2019
Drydock Period: January 3 to January 15
Shipyard: Drydocks World Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

The Mein Schiff 2 is currently undergoing a drydock at a shipyard in Dubai. In addition to scheduled maintenance and class work, the 2019-built vessel is set to receive a shore power connection during the period spent at the facility.

Offering a winter program in the Middle East, the Mein Schiff 2 is scheduled to resume service on January 15.

Diamond Princess
Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Capacity: 2,600 guests
Tonnage: 113,000
Year built: 2004
Drydock Period: January 19 to February 6
Shipyard: Sembcorp Marine Singapore (Singapore)

The Diamond Princess is set to undergo a routine drydock later this month. Currently in service in Southeast Asia, the Princess Cruises vessel is scheduled to arrive at a shipyard in Singapore soon after disembarking passengers on Jan. 19.

Before resuming service on Fe. 6, the 2004-built vessel will see a series of interventions, which include scheduled maintenance, technical overhauls, regular upkeep, and class inspections.

Norwegian Joy
Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Capacity: 4,200 guests
Tonnage: 163,000
Year built: 2017
Drydock Period: January 21 to February 13
Shipyard: Damen Brest (Brest, France)

The Norwegian Joy is undergoing a major refurbishment later this month. Set to enter a drydock in Europe, the Norwegian Cruise Line ship will see a capacity increase, in addition to changes to its public areas and facilities.

While part of Joy’s Observation Lounge is set to be replaced by new staterooms, other areas are being redesigned. A virtual reality game center, the Galaxy Pavilion is being transformed into a new thermal suite for the ship’s Mandara Spa.

Costa Firenze
Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line
Capacity: 4,232 passengers
Tonnage: 135,500
Year built: 2020
Period: January 21 to April 25
Shipyard: Navantia (Cádiz, Spain)

After leaving the Costa Cruises fleet, the Costa Firenze is set to start its conversion into a Carnival Cruise Line vessel.

Joining its sister ship Carnival Venezia, the 2020-built vessel will offer the Carnival Fun Italian Style concept, which combines Costa’s Italian atmosphere with Carnival’s signature features and experience. During the drydock, the Firenze is being adapted to offer the new product, with the addition of new public areas, stateroom upgrades, and more.

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