Sembawang Shipyard to revitalize Voyager

Royal Caribbean International's two Asian-based cruise ships, Voyager of the Seas (left) and Legend of the Seas (right), seen at Marina Bay Cruise Center, Singapore last month. Royal Caribbean International's two Asian-based cruise ships, Voyager of the Seas (left) and Legend of the Seas (right), seen at Marina Bay Cruise Center, Singapore last month.

MARCH 11, 2014 — Sembcorp Marine's Sembawang Shipyard is to carry out a S$25 million revitalization of Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship Voyager of the Seas.

"We are very pleased to be chosen by Royal Caribbean for the revitalization of Voyager of the Seas," said Mr. P.K. Ong, Deputy President of Sembcorp Marine and Managing Director of Sembawang Shipyard. "We have over the recent few years, focused strongly on the development of our fast-growing niche markets, one of which is the cruise ship repairs/upgrades and conversion market. As such, we are delighted with this award from Royal Caribbean. Our dedicated Sembawang cruise ship project team has worked very well with Royal Caribbean's team on several ships and look forward to another successful collaboration on Voyager of the Seas. We thank Royal Caribbean for the support and the confidence in our Shipyard."

Mr. Kevin Douglas, Vice President, Technical Projects and Newbuild, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said "Sembawang Shipyard is a very technically competent and efficient shipyard, and, as such, is one of our preferred partners. We are very happy to work with them again as part of Royal Caribbean International's ongoing fleetwide revitalization. The shipyard will help introduce on Voyager of the Seas many of the innovative and most popular onboard amenities that debuted on the Oasis-class of ships, as well as brand new innovative concepts that will greatly elevate the experience for our guests."

Sembawang Shipyard carried out the revitalisation of Royal Caribbean International's Rhapsody of the Seas in 2012 and the Legend of the Seas in 2013.

It says that the agreement to revitalize Voyager of the Seas, the largest cruise ship homeporting in Asia, reinforces Sembawang Shipyard's position as one of the world's leading shipyards and Asia's number 1 shipyard for cruise ship repairs, refurbishment and conversion.

Voyager of the Seas is scheduled to enter the shipyard in fourth quarter 2014.