Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen recently completed work on the 800-passenger Marco Polo, which is owned by Global Maritime and operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Launched in 1964 as the Aleksandr Pushkin, she was in for her 10th special survey and general maintenance and refurbishment. The project took around five weeks to complete said the shipyard in a prepared statement.

The Marco Polo had a full schedule of works during her time at the yard. These included an exterior repainting, interior repair and maintenance.

Other work was on the propellers and propeller shafts, reconditioning the bearings on the main engines and servicing the air-conditioning units and gensets. The life-rafts and other safety equipment were also removed and serviced, the cranes and winches overhauled and various minor steel works performed.