for the Largest Ship

 Modernization Project onboard

Mariner of the Seas


PROJECT Overview

Not only was the project the largest ship modernization ever performed, the $120 million upgrade that Mariner of the Seas received at the Cadiz Navatia shipyard this past June was also the largest construction project carried out in Spain and the largest “hotel” in the country at the time of the dry dock.

ALMACO’s contribution to this exciting revamping included building 38 new panoramic staterooms inside the new aluminum structure on deck 12 forward. In addition, ALMACO built 4 junior suites and 2 inside staterooms on deck 11 as well as refurbished the existing Spa on deck 12 and Gym on deck 11.

Given the unprecedented number of contractors working on this massive project, ALMACO coordinated successfully with the shipyard, the project team at Royal Caribbean and the other contractors in the forward block, allowing us to deliver our part of the project ahead of the schedule


Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines


38 new staterooms, new aluminum structure on deck 12 forward, 4 junior suites , 2 inside staterooms on deck 11,  refurbished the existing Spa on deck 12 and Gym on deck 11. 


Cádiz, Spain



importance of scheduling

Esko Ryyppö, ALMACO’s Project Manager leading this project, states that “When thinking of additional key success factors in this type of modernization projects, logistics and work scheduling take front and center.” He adds, “ALMACO delivered onboard and installed 1,308 pallets of materials during the 32-day dry dock, fully organized and efficiently delivering what was needed, when it was needed, to complete the project successfully.”


In these past 20 years, ALMACO has built and modernized over 25,000 cabins and public spaces, and we’re proud to be a trusted partner to the Royal Caribbean Cruises family having worked together in over 60 accommodations and catering area projects.