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ALMACO to refurbish Island Sky
ALMACO Group has been awarded a contract by Salen Ship Management to refurbish Island Sky. The work includes the makeover of 27 suites, 32 cabins and the corresponding 59 bathrooms, as well as public areas such as the club, library, lounge, restaurant, purser’s desk and lobby, corridors, outdoor areas and public toilets. The refit will take place during May. ALMACO’s Accommodation Systems turnkey scope includes design, engineering, supply and installation of material, through final commissioning. Additionally, ALMACO provided architectural services. The purpose of the refit is to upgrade all areas though keeping the overall character of the vessel. Soft furnishings and carpets will be replaced, and each deck of passenger cabins will have a different colour scheme; however, classic deluxe features such as the wood paneling and brass fixtures will remain. The most significant upgrade will take place in the cabin bathrooms, which will be completely replaced. The modernization of public areas such as the lounge and restaurant will incorporate new furniture, lighting and colour scheme upgrades. The outdoors section will be refurbished with new decking and a general upgrading of furniture. Island Sky, built in Italy in 1992, has the passenger accommodation arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Under charter to Noble Caledonia, the ship sails a variety of itineraries including around the British Isles, Mediterranean and Baltic, as well as India, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Makeover for Lloyd Werft’s website

Lloyd Werft revamped its website,, with the aim of providing quick and clear information with easy-to-follow links to the home pages of partners and customers. The new version is on both German and English.


HAL to extend Microsoft Surface to Mix on 5 ships

Holland America Line will install five Microsoft Surface units in Mix, its new lounge with three specialty bars -- Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales -- aboard four more ships. Already in operation on Veendam, Mix and Surface units will be completed on Rotterdam by mid-December, followed by three additional installations.

RTKL oversees updates of Seabourn’s original trio

The Yachts of  Seabourn has embarked on a multimillion-dollar renovation of its three original ships. Seabourn Spirit recently completed a makeover, and Pride and Legend are planned to undergo extensive refurbishments during the coming year.

Princess journal follows Tahitian to Ocean conversion

Capping a year of taking viewers behind the scenes as ships go through drydock, Princess Cruises is again offering an opportunity to follow a vessel through the renovation process as Tahitian Princess transforms into Ocean Princess.

Discovery gets a makeover

Voyages of Discovery’s Discovery is undergoing a makeover at dry dock in Barcelona. The job, entailing statutory checks and a major refurbishment programme of public areas and cabins, will be completed on November 28.

ALMACO to refurbish Rotterdam's crew bathrooms

ALMACO’s durable concepts for shipboard bathroom floor and wall corrosion repair will be featured on Holland America Line’s Rotterdam once her multimillion-dollar renovation is completed in December.


Ocean Village Two enters drydock in Singapore

P&O Cruises Australia announced that Ocean Village Two entered the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore today for a much-publicized multimillion dollar makeover before joining its fleet as Pacific Jewel.

Granite Transformations' versatile surfacing

Granite Transformations’ agglomerate surfacing is a versatile material that is widely used for domestic and commercial applications. The UK company is keen to expand its products' architectural use in the cruise sector.


Louis Majesty's transfer to Louis livery

Louis Majesty, the former Norwegian Majesty, is on her way to Europe and will undergo routine maintenance and a makeover before sailing in Louis Cruises livery, starting on December 4, 2009.  Louis acquired the ship from Star Cruises in July 2008 and the ship continued to sail with NCL until last month.

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