The recent transformation of ‘Golden Era’ into ‘Marella Explorer 2’ was the equivalent of four refits in one for global cruise interior outfitter Trimline.
This was the latest in a line of successful interior rebrands carried out by Trimline for Marella Cruises, which included ‘Marella Explorer ‘last year, ‘Marella Discovery’ and ‘Marella Discovery 2’ prior to that.
As the main interior outfitter on board, Trimline was responsible for the majority of the public spaces, including, Indigo, The Marketplace, Coffee Ports, Squid & Anchor, Broadway & Broadway Bar and Latitude/Vista.
Trimline employed a structured management team onsite at Navantia’s shipyard in Cadiz for the duration of the project, as well as support from a team back in the UK to ensure the refit was a success.
To carry out the ambitious project, an extensive team of contractors was employed and Trimline’s team included on board and quayside logistics managers together with 300 trades people working together.
Nick Hughes, Head of Technical Operations at Marella Cruises. said, “We are delighted with the results of this project. Trimline has a proven track record in delivering high spec interiors for us and have met the brief again with this mammoth refit.
“The transformation of the public spaces is remarkable and we are looking forward to welcoming passengers on board to enjoy the results. We are sure they will respond positively and can’t wait to see what they think when they take to the seas for the new season of sailing,” he added.
Trimline’s COO, Ross Welham, said, “The sheer scale of this project meant that meticulous planning was crucial. Each team was responsible for their key area of the refit and worked closely with their trades to ensure the refit was completed on time. I am so proud of what our team has achieved, the end result speaks for itself.”