During an 11-day refit of TUI’s ‘Mein Schiff 4’ in Marseille, interior outfitter Trimline was responsible for the transformation of two restaurants, a bar and a lounge.
Working closely with designers CM Design and Aisslinger, Trimline’s team realised the client’s vision with very little modifications to the original design renders, the company said.
Café Lounge had a full refurbishment and is now a day-to-night French Bistro venue. Diamant Bar also underwent a complete refurbishment, while Italian speciality restaurant La Spezia and Japanese restaurant Hanami by Tim Raue were completely remodelled to incorporate new designs.
Eline Daetweiler, Senior MRO Manager, Ship Management & MRO, TUI Cruises said, “We were very impressed by the great team spirit that was visible for us throughout the entire drydock time. All technical crew were working hand in hand in a very professional way under the leadership of the on-site project management.”
This refit made full use of Trimline’s joinery specialists, as over 40 items of bespoke joinery were custom made and installed on board, including a wine chiller cabinet and booth seating.
Holger Bürger, MRO Manager, Ship Management & MRO, TUI Cruises added “All projects stood out, due to a large amount of pre-manufactured items that were installed with high accuracy on site. Due to a very detailed preparation, Trimline could realise all projects within the tight timeframe. We are very happy with the outcome.”
Trimline’s Technical Manager, Adam Cooper, commented “Our talented joiners came into their own on this project, as there was an extensive amount of bespoke joinery needed throughout the areas we remodelled.”
When Trimline was asked to source a Vespa for the ‘Italian theme selfie wall’ outside the Italian restaurant La Spezia, a working Vespa was sourced, it was decommissioned, refurbished and installed in pride of place.
Trimline’s Commercial Manager, Simon Dawkins, who worked closely with TUI Cruises on this project, said, “We are delighted with how the ship looks and at how close to the original design the finished areas actually are. In the end, there is hardly any difference from the initial design renders of the areas.”