Malta Drydocks has won a contract to refit the 34,250-ton Orient Lines luxury cruise liner Crown Odyssey. The ship is to be docked between April 25 and May 4 for what has been described as a "substantial" refit, including pipe works and machinery and an overhaul of propellers, shafts and stabilizers.
The Crown Odyssey will be the first cruise liner at Malta Drydocks this year and the first time Orient Lines is sending a vessel to Malta Drydocks, dockyard officials said. The contract was won despite stiff competition from ship repairers
in Portugal and Italy.
Over the past few years Malta Drydocks carried out work on Cunard's Royal Viking
Sun, Sagafjord, Vistafjord and Sea Goddess II, the Renaissance Four of Renaissance Cruises, Carousel and Seawing, operated by Airtours and Island Breeze
of Premier Cruises.
The value of the new contract has not been disclosed.