We don’t have to tell you what’s been happening in the cruise industry.
Supply chains are challenged for many reasons. And that has created construction material shortages and increased costs.
A quick internet search of “Cruise Environmental Sustainability” will show you more than 6,000,000 results. While it doesn’t have the cache of a Kardashian, it’s clearly a topic worth addressing. And this is where innovation steps in.
3 Issues Impacting Cruise Ship Refits and Remodels
And threaded through these sweeping issues are critical need to get back in business, on the water and serving passengers.
There remains a proven fast, available, and responsible way to lessen environmental impact, use less labor, provide a lightning-fast turnaround time AND impress cruiser…
The Cost of Drydock and Refurbishing Time
Many cruise ships are currently undergoing minor or technical dry docks as they prepare to return to service in late 2021 and 2022.
In fact, at Port Tampa Bay, the first ship to sail in quite a while, the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas was seen departing in mid-October. The long hiatus is finally finished, and the rush to refit and remodel yachts and cruise ships are in full swing.
All cruise ships must go in for renovations eventually, to repair wear and tear, to make mechanical repairs, and to add new, trending features. Of course, cruise lines prefer to keep their product fresh and appealing and, accordingly, most ships go in for a two-week dry dock overhaul every three years or so.
When a cruise line wants to replace cabin rooms or restaurant renovations, they will do this during a dry dock.
Most ships, every 5-10 years, receive updated upholstery, carpeting, and passenger cabin updates. Interior decor changes that usually make headlines are the addition of new restaurants and bars, along with updated entertainment venues.
Looking at some 2019 numbers, the budget for a complete refurbishment can be over $100M USD with many being over the $10 Million mark.
None of that includes the opportunity cost – consider downtime loss and the refurbishing costs in potential loss in sales and occupancy. Time is money.
But in many cases – there is definitely a better way.
DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and Rapid Refurbishing
That untapped way to shorten refurbish times, reduce labor and win big points in the sustainable and design solutions is with implementing 3M DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.
And it’s not only something that has been used successfully in a wide variety of building and architectural applications – it’s won awards for reduced C & D waste and gained LEED credits.
Here are just a few benefits of using DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes for your renovations:
How would you like to refinish every cabin door on the ship?
Fire-rated doors are expensive. Imagine converting an existing oak wood door while in place, to a teak wood or metal finish, in less than 30 min…with no construction waste.
And no loud construction noise disturbing guests allows renovations while out to sea. All while your guests are still on board – no toxic finish smell lingering on board.
Or Update Restaurants and Bar areas EASILY?
DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and other 3M architectural films come in a wide variety of patterns. Materials that can be applied by our certified installers to just about any smooth surface.
Want to take a restaurant from traditional dark wood to modern light white walls?
Gain a consistent finish throughout, recover existing finishes.
Refresh the existing surfaces like millwork, columns, and special features.
And NOT have to close for days while refurbishing?
Hallways, Architectural Features and More
Wall panels and architectural ceiling features are extremely efficient – and the results are beautiful – with DI-NOC solutions.
Consider one of these finishes or download the complete brochure below:
Transform any smooth, interior OR exterior surface? The truth is these are just a few of the 950 different options you have with 3M DI-NOC films for rapid remodeling!
Steps to a Fast, Environmentally Friendly Upgrade to a Cruise Ship
First, contact us here at tintandsurfaces.com.
We’re 3M premier installers, have decades of experience AND have professional interior and graphic design and Certified installation ready to transform your project.
WE control the process from beginning to end, so that you will have your project executed by the best in the industry.
Next, start prioritizing what you want to do FIRST. Doors? Elevators? Hallway walls? Passenger cabins? Imagine a finish that is consistent no matter the substrate.
Lastly, working with our team design your project or brand, select your materials and get the job scheduled. There are no boundaries. No limits. Only your imagination. Create your masterpiece.
Start here today.
You should insist on DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes because it is lightweight and self-adhering, and can be applied on site to the exsisting substrate, reducing labor and material cost compared to natural materials. With DI-NOC™ products, you create a whole new look, quickly and inexpensively, but not at the expense of aesthetics, thanks to its uncanny resemblance to natural materials. Use this product for both renovations or new construction.