Vigor begins new era in cruise ship repair

Vigor ushers in a new era in cruise ship repair with the arrival of Norwegian Star on March 3

From the late 1980’s to 2003, when its previous drydock was sold, the Swan Island shipyard in Portland was a major hub for cruise ship repair and modernization. The yard’s experienced teams earned a solid reputation for superior service with major lines like Holland America, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

On March 3, Vigor will begin a new era in cruise ship repair on Swan Island with the arrival of the 2,300 passenger Norwegian Star, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The project will employ roughly 750 workers a day thanks to Vigor’s acquisition of the largest floating drydock in North America, the Vigorous.

Recently, Dave Byers, vice president of ship repair in Portland, discussed the project with Marine Log. Read the full article here.