ALMACO provides Norwegian Spirit with new staterooms, galleys, bar and buffet line

Posted on July 1, 2020

After a 43-day dry dock in Marseille, France the Norwegian Spirit sailed away with 14 new catering venues. This included newly updated staterooms and redesigned hull livery. ALMACO provided a full turnkey solution as well as delivered and installed two galleys consisting of a bar and service buffet line.

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and ALMACO have a long-term partnership when it comes to newbuild and modernization projects. The mutual trust of our experience and NCL’s needs are the underlying reasons to why ALMACO was awarded the project. Refurbishment of most important areas on the Spirit included the local galley, bar on deck seven, Garden café galley and service buffet line on deck twelve. Total work surface area of the galleys and bar areas were over 400 m2 (4,356 Square Feet) plus ALMACO delivered and installed 850+ items.
The scope of work was a full turnkey solution, from planning the entire project, demolition, commissioning, installation of the background, insulation, networks, tiling, paneling and arranging all equipment. ALMACO was able to carry out complex work like this simultaneously thanks to vast project management experience and a long history in the field.

The work started on January 1st and concluded February 13th, 2020. The project took place in France at Chantier Naval de Marseille, a shipyard that can accommodate the new generation of mega-ships. The project consisted of 43 dry dock days, with more than 25 companies and over 3,650 people onboard performing work.

During the preparation phase, ALMACO’s Design team and Project Manager supported NCL by offering optimal and cost-efficient technical solutions. Throughout the work, Project Manager and Supervision Teams worked in close collaboration with the classification society DNV, designer FORESHIP and shipowner. This ensures high quality that meets ALMACO’s standards as well as DNV and NCL recommendations.
“The final result was a huge success, and it was a great pleasure and pride for ALMACO to be part of NCL Spirit’s refurbish project.” – Baptiste Guillou, Project Manager at ALMACO.

For more information, contact

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Erik Schobesberger

Modernization Sales & Newbuilding Support

+358 40 772 1182

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Jean-Pierre Lepage

Vice President, Modernization Accommodation

+33 6 7222 9904

About ALMACO Group

ALMACO Group is a full-service contractor for the new construction and modernization of Accommodation and Catering areas for the Marine and Offshore industries. ALMACO builds and refurbishes complete interiors of marine vessels and offshore units including cabins, wet units, public spaces, galleys, provision stores, refrigeration machinery, and laundries, as well as complete living quarters for offshore accommodations. ALMACO works with owners and builders around the world providing full turnkey solutions comprising design and engineering, project management, spare parts, and maintenance. ALMACO was founded in 1998 and has offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the USA. 

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Originally built in 1998 for 1,996 passengers, 965 crew, and last refurbished in 2017, Norwegian Spirit appeals to a variety of travelers, with activities ranging from a basketball court, a water park, a casino and age-appropriate youth club. Following the renovation, the vessel will set sail on a series of 17, 20 and 28-day voyages from Italy, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. She will then homeport in Athens, Greece for the first time on 19 April 2020.

Norwegian Cruise Line, one of the largest cruise lines in the world, has been an innovator in the cruise line industry for over 51 years. NCL was the first to eliminate set dining times and provide guests with the freedom to cruise on their timetable to over 450 incredible destinations around the world. Their award-winning fleet provides an unparalleled onboard experience and will continue to expand with the introduction of Norwegian Encore in 2019 and the arrival of our Leonardo Class ships starting in 2022.

About Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard

Chantier Naval de Marseille is located in Marseille eastern harbor with one of the Mediterranean’s largest heavy industrial facilities. CNdM operates large, modern and well-equipped workshops situated in front of the two dry docks, No. 8 and 9. CNdM is capable of receiving the largest vessels, and 450 linear meters of completely equipped berths. Located on France’s Mediterranean coast, is the country’s largest port and one of its oldest cities.