SkySea Cruise Line, the first smart contemporary cruise line specifically developed for the Chinese market, has just announced completion of an extensive drydock on its flagship SkySea Golden Era and the start of its new homeport in Shenzhen to round out the 2017 year.
Cosco Shipyard in Zhoushan began its most extensive passenger cruise vessel drydock ever on SkySea Golden Era on October 25th and completed the job on November 11th. The drydock included routine facilities and equipment maintenance as well as a number of hotel projects including the addition of two new conference rooms built specifically for the brands focus on being the MICE leader in the market. The new SkySea Board Room located on Deck 7 can hold up to 50 guests theater style and the new SkySea Conference Room located on Deck 12 can hold up to 100 guests theater style. Both venues can serve as multi-purpose rooms complete with state of the art AV equipment and the ability to provide a variety of meeting room configurations.
In addition, the Grand Restaurant was renovated with a new Chinese look and feel and in partnership with famous international medical beauty brand PhiSkin, a new hair and beauty salon, expanded retail shops and pharmacy were added to provide a more comfortable and leisure shopping experience for guests.
The newly refurbished SkySea Golden Era made her debut on November 15th in Shenzhen, kicking off her 13-cruise season from the South China homeport. The ceremonial welcome of SkySea Golden Era was attended by Government and Port Officials, Travel Agents and Media as the VIP’s pushed the lever to begin a successful season. Golden Era will visit popular cruise destinations such as Miyakojima and Okinawa in Japan and Da Nang and Halong Bay in Vietnam while departing from Shenzhen.
Ken Muskat, CEO of SkySea Cruise Line, said the successful drydock timed with the start of our sailings from Shenzhen shows our commitment to continuing to be an industry leader offering an outstanding cruise experience to Chinese guests from North, South and East China. The “new” SkySea Golden Era will return to Shanghai on January 7th and will deliver cruise vacations from Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Taiwan in 2018.