ALMACO Group has delivered a full turnkey refurbishment project for Marella Cruises’ new ‘Marella Voyager’ at Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain.
The project was completed on 24th May, 2023, and included an upgrade of the former buffet area into a new food halls concept, the modernisation of restaurants and buffet lines, as well as equipment replacement in the galley.
‘Marella Voyager’ is one of five ships operated by Marella Cruises. The ship was built in 1997 by MEYER WERFT in Germany and can accommodate 1,912 pax and 909 crew.
ALMACO’s Vice President of Modernisation, Jean-Pierre Lepage (pictured), said: “We are very proud to have delivered this project for Marella Cruises, which showcases our capabilities and dual expertise in public spaces and catering modernisation. We have worked closely with the customer and the yard to ensure a smooth execution and a high-quality result that meets the expectations of the guests and the crew.”
Robert Saggars, ALMACO’s ‘Marella Voyager’s’ Project Manager, added: “This was a challenging project that required a lot of co-ordination and flexibility from our team and our partners. I would like to thank everyone involved for their great effort and dedication. The end-result is amazing, and we are happy to have contributed to enhancing the guest experience on board ‘Marella Voyager’.”
She sailed on her maiden voyage from Palma (Maj) on 3rd June, 2023. During the summer, the ship offered seven-day itineraries around the Western Mediterranean, visiting places, such as Palamos, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Piombino, Naples and Barcelona.
This month, the ship will reposition to Bridgetown, Barbados, where she will operate Caribbean cruises until April, 2024.