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The major cruise lines are piling money into fleet refurbishment projects across the board.

Carnival Cruise Lines: Fun Ship 2.0

Estimated Spend: $2 Billion

Carnival will put the final touches on its Fun Ship 2.0 program with $200 million conversions on the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Fun Ship 2.0 is designed to add a core set of features across each of Carnival’s ships – including entertainment, food and beverage, accommodations and retail.

Royal Caribbean International: Royal Amplified

Estimated Spend: $1 Billion

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Amplified fleet modernization strategy spans 10 ships over four years and is designed to touch every part of the guest experience aboard, the company said. The company is rolling back the best features from its new Quantum- and Oasis-class vessels, as well as a few new options.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Edge

Estimated Spend: $500 Million

The Norwegian Edge is the company’s initiative to bring a standard set of features across its fleet, with a goal to elevate the experience onboard the Norwegian fleet to a new standard.

Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Revolution

Estimated Spend: $500 Million

The Celebrity Revolution encompasses a fleet-wide reimagining, across to the cruise line ,partnering with 500 architects, designers, and engineers to add Edge-class features to the company’s premium fleet.

Oceania Cruises: NEXT

Estimated Spend: $100 Million

Oceania Cruises has announced its OceaniaNEXT initiative, described as array of dramatic enhancements designed to elevate the guest experience. The program includes a $100 million refurbishment of the line's four R-Class ships, the Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica, which will result in 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms, and new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars.

Hurtigruten: Green Push

Estimated Spend: $850 Million

Starting late this year six ships from Hurtigruten will be re-engined, with the Norwegian company moving to LNG powerplants along with liquified biogas and batteries. In addition, the company will complete a fleetwide interior refurbishment.

Silversea: Project Invictus

Estimated Spend: $100 Million

Project Invictus is a multi-year initiative to take Silversea's ultra-luxury offerings to the next level, according to Royal Caribbean Cruises, which bought the brand in 2018. Project Invictus enhancements range from product upgrades to magnified ship revitalization programs.

Windstar: Stretching Star Class

Estimated Spend: $250 Million

Windstar Cruises will stretch and re-engine its three Star-class vessels starting later this year. The initiative will expand guest accommodations on the line's three vessels increasing capacity from 212 passengers to 312 guests per ship, following the lengthening. The work will be done to Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride in succession between October 2019 and November 2020, and take place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo. The project represents an overall capacity increase of 24 percent for the small ship line, according to the company.

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