When it comes to cruise ships, the belief can often be that newer is better. With companies regularly investing in building bigger and better ships, there can be a sense that the longer a ship has been in service, the less it can offer.
But new cruise ships take years, and many, many millions of dollars, to build. The cruise industry just can’t afford to pour all of its resources into new ships, while leaving its older vessels out-of-date. Especially when older vessels are still in excellent condition and have years left to serve.
Add to the mix a new global focus on the environment, and now, the cruise industry is turning to the practical approach of remodeling old ships to offer state-of-the-art service, at a fraction of the cost of building new. (more…)