The cruise industry is rapidly growing in popularity. In 2018 there was an increase of 20.5% in the number of people booking a cruise and in the last year this number increased again. So, the cruise lines are currently trying to be up-to-date, also when it comes to interior. Refurbishments are the key to keep up with the latest developments.
Extending the lifespan of cruise ships
While competition between cruise lines is increasing and new players continue to enter the market, the leading cruise lines hope to save time and money by refurbishing their existing cruise ships. Why? Refurbishing contributes to the extension of the lifespan of a cruise ship, which does not only benefits the cruise line, but also supports the sustainability efforts within the industry.
Needs in the cruise sector are changing
The needs of the cruise line guests are changing. Already during the CSI Conference in 2019, the director of interior design and -activities at the ‘Seabourn and Holland America’ Line said that the passenger cabins experience will be changing. Lisa McCabe, vice president of revitalization and overhaul of ships at Carnival Cruise Line, said that guests have developed new needs: “Maybe a spa feature looked a lot different twenty years ago than it does today.” Lisa continues: “We are going to introduce today’s standards to the older ships, so that old ships can once again be new.”
By renovating ships, designers can create multifunctional spaces, which brings all kinds of benefits; from refurbishing spaces and responding to trends to changing locations based on the route of a ship. Cruise companies can experiment with new designs and atmospheres and change their existing appearance in a certain way, so that the guest can experience a complete upgrade without waiting for a new ship to appear.
Floors aboard a cruise ship
The floor of a cruise ship is an essential part of the interior on board. Providing floor systems and floor finishing on a cruise ship is not only a matter of customized solutions, but it is also crucial to work according to the determined timeline. Especially during refurbishment projects, the time schedule is the most vital part of the whole project. In addition, for all floor systems and floor coverings on cruise ships, the quality and treatment of the subfloor will determine the level of user comfort and acoustic performance of the areas.
Prolance contributes to refurbishment- and new build projects
Prolance is the specialist in complete IMO-MED floor systems, including floor coverings for the cruise ships. From comfortable carpet in the passenger areas to aesthetic vinyl solutions in the crew areas. Prolance takes care of the entire process, from the delivery of the materials and tools up to the installation of these materials. In addition, we also offer a maintenance program to extend the life of all types of floor coverings.
We also offer different solar protection solutions for different areas on board of a cruise ship. This varies from the curtains in the passenger accommodations to black-out roller blinds in the crew cabins. We can provide the entire process for the solar solutions, from product advice to delivery and installation.
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