Upcoming Cruise Ship Refurbishments

Construction on Splendour of the Seas

Sure, new cruise ships are all the rage, and if our Future Cruise Ship Orders is any indication, passengers will have plenty of shiny options to choose from over the next few years. Those who want some new bells and whistles without the price tag a new ship can command another option: the refurbishment, which can make an old ship look new. Ships are required to head into dry dock every few years for the "routine scrape of the barnacles" (minor cosmetic and engineering updates). If we covered every minor refurb, we'd have hundreds of ships on which to report, so in this chart we'll be focusing only on vessels that will undergo more major overhauls.

Tracking down the latest on every ship going into dry dock can require a surprising amount of detective work; details are heavily guarded at times, and even though our message boards are alive with the newest dates and features, we still need all hands on deck (pun intended). If you have a tip, detail or story to share regarding the latest cruise ship refurbishment, please consider e-mailing us at drydocktipline@cruisecritic.com. Thanks and happy sailing.

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Azamara Club Cruises


Carnival Cruise Line

Ship: Carnival Imagination

Dates: September 4 - 22, 2016

Details: Details are not yet available.


Ship: Carnival Liberty

Dates: December 1 - 16, 2016

Details: Details are not yet available.


Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Dates: January 10 - 24, 2017

Details: Details have not yet been released.


Ship: Carnival Dream

Dates: January 29 - February 11, 2017

Details: Details have not yet been released.


Ship: Carnival Sensation

Dates: February 9 - 22, 2017

Details: Details are not yet available.


Ship: Carnival Glory

Dates: February 25 - March 10, 2017

Details: Details are not yet available.


Ship: Carnival Breeze

Dates: April 16 - 29, 2017

Details: Details have not yet been released.


Ship: Carnival Elation

Dates: August 31 - September 27, 2017

Details: Details are unavailable at this time.


Celebrity Cruises

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Dates: October 22, 2016

Details: Not available at this time.


Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Dates: 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


Cunard Line

Ship: Queen Victoria

Dates: May 5 to June 4, 2017

Details: Queen Victoria will receive additional cabins and Britannia Club will be introduced.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Ship: Black Watch

Dates: Late 2016

Details: Not available at this time.


Holland America Line

Eurodam cruise ship

Ships: Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Noordam, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Volendam and Zaandam

Dates: Throughout 2016, 2017 and beyond

Details: As part of a $300 million investment, Holland America is updating entertainment, dining and suites across its fleet between 2016 and 2018. While enhancements will vary by ship, all Vista- Signature- and Rotterdam-class ships will receive new furniture, carpeting and wall covers, as well as a new quartz stone top on the desk, dresser, nightstands and makeup vanity. Electronic upgrades include a USB outlet added the bed's headboard, LED reading lights and a lighted closet rod. Suite passengers will also have access to a new interactive TV system with free movies on demand, in-cabin coffee and espresso machine, binoculars for use during the sailing, free mimosas with ensuite breakfast and more.


Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Sky

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Dates: January 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


Ships: Norwegian Spirit

Dates: Early 2017

Details: Public areas, including restaurants and lounges, will be redecorated. Staterooms will get a modernization. More details to come.


Ships: Norwegian Pearl

Dates: Winter 2017

Details: Public areas, including restaurants and lounges, will be redecorated. Staterooms will get a modernization. More details to come.


Ships: Norwegian Jade

Dates: Winter 2017

Details: Public areas, including restaurants and lounges, will be redecorated. Staterooms will get a modernization. More details to come.


Princess Cruises

Royal Princess cruise ship

Ship: Royal Princess

Dates: September 2016

Details: Coming soon.


Ship: Grand Princess

Dates: December 2016

Details: Not available at this time.


Ship: Caribbean Princess

Dates: March 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


Ship: Diamond Princess

Dates: March 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


Ship: Regal Princess

Dates: April 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


Ship: Dawn Princess

Dates: May 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


Ship: Pacific Princess

Dates: May 2017

Details: Not available at this time.


P&O Cruises


Ship: Arcadia

Dates: October 2017

Details: P&O Cruises has not yet revealed details of the refurbishment.


Ship: Oceana

Dates: December 2017

Details: P&O Cruises has not yet revealed details of the refurbishment.


Ship: Oriana

Dates: November 2016

Details: Oriana will undergo a three-week refurbishment later this year, which will see a complete makeover of cabins, restaurants, bars, entertainment areas and public spaces, to create a brand-new "elegant and sophisticated look."


Ship: Ventura

Dates: April 2018

Details: P&O Cruises has not yet revealed details of the refurbishment.


Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Ship: Seven Seas Voyager

Dates: Late 2016

Details: Seven Seas Voyager will receive a comprehensive upgrade, receiving additions pioneered by the fleet's newest ship, Seven Seas Explorer. More details to come.


Ship: Seven Seas Mariner

Dates: Spring 2017

Details: Seven Seas Mariner will receive a comprehensive upgrade, receiving additions pioneered by the fleet's newest ship, Seven Seas Explorer. More details to come.


Royal Caribbean International

Ship: Adventure of the Seas

Dates: October 16 to November 14, 2016

Details: Adventure of the Seas will receive FlowRider surf simulators, the cyclone and typhoon water slides, the family-friendly Splashaway Bay aqua park and an Izumi Asian restaurant during its dry dock. Royal Caribbean will also add dry-aged steaks to the menu at Chops Grille.


Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Dates: December 2016

Details: Royal Caribbean has not yet revealed details of the refurbishment.


Seabourn


Windstar Cruises


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