Shanghai: The Dubai-based QE2 Holdings yesterday announced the appointment of Cosco Shipyard Group to refurbish the cruiseship into a luxury floating hotel.
The cruiseship will depart from Dubai and arrive in Cosco Zhoushan shipyard for conversion. It is the first cruise conversion project in any domestic shipyard. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
“We are pleased to be working closely with Cosco Shipyard for the technical repair and refurbishment process, which will be carried out with the utmost respect to the QE2’s heritage and splendour. China Cosco’s expertise in cruise ship conversion will complement our extensive experience in comprehensive ship repair work and upgrades,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of QE2 Holdings and Dubai’s Drydocks World. [16/10/13]