Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Pride of America will get a $30m remodeling job in March 2013, adding suites, studios for solo travelers, a Brazilian steak house and other amenities according to a Seatrade Insider report.
‘It’s a wonderful ship,’ Kevin Sheehan, president and ceo of Norwegian Cruise Line, told Seatrade Insider. ‘We have been very, very happy with the performance of the ship,’ he added, however it’s due for ‘updating, refreshing and improving.’
- 24 suites on Deck 13
- 4 inside staterooms
- 4 cabins for solo travelers
- New carpeting
- Flat-screen televisions in all staterooms
- Updated décor
- Improvements to the fitness center
- New directional signage
- Renovations to the gift shop, photo gallery and art gallery
Get more details at Seatrade Insider.
Short Wiki about Pride of America-
Pride of America was built in the United States and inaugurated during the 2005/2006 cruise season, as the first new US-flagged cruise ship in nearly fifty years. Pride of America was designed to pay homage to the spirit and of the United States, from the patriotic artwork on the hull to the American-themed public spaces.
First known as “Project America 1″, the first of a pair of 70,000 ton cruise ships to be built at the Litton-Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi with heavy federal subsidies, the ships were intended as a means of improving the competitiveness of American shipyards. The Project America program ended in 2001, when American Classic Voyages Inc and its United States Lines division, filed for bankruptcy.