Four RCI ships visit Cadiz drydock

2021-04-13T20:25:12+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Refurbishment|

Four Royal Caribbean cruise ships are due to drydock at Navantia Cadiz, according to a company blog.

The ‘Harmony of the Seas’ (pictured) was the first to arrive on 12th March  to undergo work on her propellers, stabilisers and bottom valves, as well as some paint work.

The work was expected to last for about a month.

‘Jewel of the Seas’ and ‘Symphony of the Seas’ will follow in May, followed by ‘Liberty of the Seas’ in July, 2021.

The work done across the four ships will take about 500,000 hours and create 1,230 jobs at the shipyard, Navantia said.

Dockings are limited to technical issues, with no major refurbishments planned, RCI said.

The cruise company postponed the previously scheduled upgrades for ‘Liberty of the Seas’ and many other ships, following the cruise industry shutdown in March, 2020.

As a result, the work being undertaken on the four ships will be limited to just ‘under the hood’ type tasks, in order to ensure the ships can sail for another five years without a problem.