Earlier this month, the Damen Verolme in Rotterdam successfully performed a routine drydock on the Sky Princess.
During its stay at the Dutch shipyard, Princess Cruises‘ vessel underwent regular maintenance and technical upgrades for 16 days.
Damen said a full hull painting program and the installation of class-certified parts were part of the scope of work.
It took 1,200 crew members and 700 contractors around the clock to complete the project, which the shipyard called logistically challenging.
On May 5, the Sky Princess resumed service following a successful drydock.
Southampton, England, is currently the departure point for a series of cruises departing from the 2019-built vessel.
In addition to Western Europe and the Norwegian Fjords, the program offers itineraries in the Mediterranean and the Baltic.
There will be a special 14-night cruise to Iceland and Norway on the ship in May, along with a seven-night cruise to Scandinavia.
As well as visiting Akureyri, Isafjord, and Grundarfjordur in Iceland, this two-week cruise also visits Skjolden, Olden, and Alesund in Norway.
Sky Princess is scheduled to return to North America in November after spending the summer in Europe.
From Princess’ cruise terminal in Port Everglades, Florida, the vessel will start offering itineraries to the Caribbean and the Bahamas starting on Nov. 25.
As the fourth ship in the Royal Class series, the Sky Princess entered service in 2019.
A 141,000-ton cruise ship was built by Fincantieri in Italy, followed in 2020 by Enchanted Princess – which also recently completed a drydock.
The Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy, handled routine maintenance on the 3,660-guest vessel after it arrived in Europe in March.
In April, the Sapphire Princess visited the Vigor Shipyard in the U.S. West Coast for regular maintenance, alongside a third ship.
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