SEMBCORP Marine, provider of cruise ship repair, refurbishment and conversion work, on Monday said it has successfully upgraded the Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) and the Pacific Aria (formerly Ryndam) at its Admiralty yard.
The concurrent drydocking of these two cruise vessels at the same shipyard was a first for its operator P&O Cruises (Australia), which is part of the Carnival Corporation and a long-term partner of SembMarine.
With the sailaway of the Pacific Aria last week, SembMarine has set a record of 12 cruise ships repaired, upgraded and refurbished in a single year.
Besides P&O Cruises (Australia), the customers for these projects were Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Star Cruises and SkySea Cruise Line.
SembMarine's customer portfolio now includes Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises - the world's top two cruise companies - as well as Star Cruises, Asia's leading cruise line.