Sunday, 13 February 2011

Orion II refurbishment scheduled for April 2011

Source: Maritime Executive
Digitally altered image showing the current Clelia II as Orion II

ALMACO has been awarded a contract by Orion Expedition Cruises to perform an upgrade of public spaces, passenger suites and outdoor areas on their new vessel, Orion II.

Orion II is a sister ship to Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky which ALMACO completed a refurbishment project on in 2010. Orion Expedition Cruises selected ALMACO due to their experience with this size and type of vessel.

Built as a yacht-like expedition cruise ship by Cantieri Navale Ferrari of Italy in 1991, after a number of years as a private yacht the vessel underwent an extensive technical refit. The planned refurbishment, to be done during a scheduled dry dock during April 2011 will bring her into the Orion style, and she will thereafter be renamed Orion II.

The works will include a combination of refurbishment and upgrading of soft-furnishings across the vessel, including all fifty passenger suites and bathrooms, the lobby, main lounge, dining room, library, and public bathrooms.