Sun Princess at Sembawang earlier this yearSembawang Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has secured the upgrading of the 115,875-ton Diamond Princess from Princess Cruises.

John Gunner, Senior Vice President, Technical, Princess Cruises said: “We are very pleased with the recent retrofit to our Sun Princess by Sembawang Shipyard. The Shipyard’s team has shown dedication and commitment working closely with our team and successfully completing the revitalization work in a timely manner and to a high QHSE standard expected for all Princess dockings. As such, we are pleased to award the upgrading of Diamond Princess to Sembawang Shipyard. Princess Cruises is also pleased to come onboard the long-term Favoured Customer Contract which Carnival Corporation has with Sembawang Shipyard for our future dockings in Singapore. We look forward to a good partnership in the years ahead which will enhance the results of our docking and revitalization program.”

“We are very pleased to be chosen by Princess Cruises for the upgrading of Diamond Princess and welcome Princess Cruises as a long-term partner of Sembawang Shipyard. We thank Princess Cruises for the support and the confidence in our Shipyard,” said P K Ong, Managing Director of Sembawang Shipyard.

The Diamond Princess is scheduled to enter Sembawang Shipyard in March 2014.