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Grand Bahama Shipyard’s large 2017 cruise orderbook includes significant overhauls

Thu 13 Jul 2017 by Rebecca Moore

Grand Bahama Shipyard’s large 2017 cruise orderbook includes significant overhauls
Carnival Breeze was one of five Carnival Cruise Lines vessels to be drydocked in 2017 at Grand Bahama Shipyard

Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) has 23 cruise ships scheduled for drydock this year – and has completed work on 17 of these already.

The shipyard said that the scope of works included significant propulsion and technical systems overhauls, hull treatment, accommodation and public spaces upgrades and the addition of onboard attraction facilities.

Carnival Cruise Lines drydocked five vessels to close its 2016-2017 drydock season. Each project included full hull blasting and application of silicone coatings; major technical projects including steel replacement in underwater areas and pipe replacements on multiple systems throughout the vessels. GBS supported the overhaul of thrusters and stabilisers, and fabrication and installation of sea chests fitted into hulls to support newly installed scrubber systems. The five vessels were Ecstasy, Dream, Sensation, Glory and Breeze.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' Grandeur of the Sea received a scrubber system, enhancements to aluminium and steel structures of the upper deck, complete hull blasting and application of silicone coating.

Princess Cruise Lines returned with two vessels, Caribbean Princess and Pacific Princess.

Celebrity Summit visited in April for a major ABB Azipods overhaul.

Other work included five ships from Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL). NCL’s Sky drydocked for works that included replacement of galley equipment. GBS supported Rolls-Royce on the overhaul of CPP and thrusters, and constructing and maintaining complex scaffolding in support of interior renovation projects. GBS said that Pearl and Jade’s extensive work programmes included full blast and application of silicone coatings, installing new ballast water treatment system pipe lines and the overhaul of thrusters, stabilisers and ABB Azipods.

Disney Cruise Lines docked Fantasy for its first class-related dry docking.

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