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'Marco Polo and Magellan'

Cruise & Maritime Voyages selects Damen for cruise vessels maintenance

December 2016
Ship name
'Marco Polo and Magellan'
Ship type
Sea Cruise
Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam
Tasks performed for this project
  • Maintenance works

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has completed maintenance of two cruise ships operated by British based Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), part of the Global Maritime Group. The two vessels – Marco Polo and Magellan – are well known to Damen Shiprepair & Conversion; Marco Polo has visited Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for maintenance stopovers in the past, and Magellan docked at DSAm in 2016 for scheduled maintenance. “Because we often see her sailing to the Amsterdam Cruise terminal, she has become a well-known friend,” notes DSAm Project Manager Daniel Gerner.


A significant part of the 1985-built Magellan docking involved the tail shaft. “The starboard propeller hub needed inspection in the workshop. After a Rolls Royce’s survey, we machined the existing hub, blade carriers and W-plates as per inspector’s instructions.” The scope of work also included polishing the starboard propeller blades and repairs to the bow and stern thruster blades.

Another major part of the project was installation of a new sewage tank system. “The new sewage treatment units were transported in sections from the workshop to the vessel, where they were fitted onto the new foundations and connected later on,” Mr Gerner explains.


In addition to maintenance, renewal and upgrade works in her public areas and cabins, repairs of various steel damages and the overhauling of numerous ship’s systems was also necessary. “This included overhauling the main engine blower, tender embarkation cylinders, heaters, evaporator and purifier. And also one of the scupper pipes, which was renewed by Niron Staal’s [based on the same location as DSAm pipefitters department.”

“We had a tight schedule to keep. But, with short communication lines and a team who was on top of it all the time, the project was performed within the time scale – enabling the Magellan to leave in time for her next cruise voyage.”


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