3 – 4 June 2025

Miami Beach Convention Center

Extending The Lifespan Of A Cruise Ship

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The way passengers use space has changed over time. When re-configuring older vessels to extend their lifespan, it becomes important to develop some multipurpose public spaces to get maximum use out of the real estate.

This session looked at:

  • What are the considerations for changing the function of a space?
  • What kind of venues are popular?
  • Designing spaces for multiple purposes: where are the opportunities?
  • Understanding the complexities around the addition of balconies to older ships
  • Maximising the impact of outdoor decks – enhancing the outdoors experience
  • Getting the most from the technical upgrade – energy savings, increasing life-saving capacity

Session Speakers

My Nguyen

Director Interior Design & Operations, Holland America, Seabourn

Simon Dawkins

Commercial Manager, Trimline

Lisa Mccabe

Vice President Revitalisation and Hotel Refurbishment, Carnival Cruise Line

Boris Ruskovsky headshot

Boris Ruskovsky

Senior Director of Vessel Refurbishment, Norwegian Cruise Line

Vertti Kivi

CEO, dSign