On April 1, the trans-Atlantic cruise for the ms Oosterdam ended in Civitavecchia, Italy. All guests disembarked the ms Oosterdam and after that all subcontractors and dry-dock workers embarked the ms Oosterdam. All containers and materials were loaded on board, and at 15.00 the Oosterdam left Civitavecchia bound for the dry-dock in Palermo. At 05.00 am on April 2 the pilot boarded the ms Oosterdam and sailed into the dry-dock. She was in position at 07.00 am.
During the night the preparations for the removal of the aft deck cabins started. During the 2nd and 3rd of April the work continued and resulted that on the evening of April 3 the aft section was lifted of the Oosterdam.
The addition of the extra cabins is one of the big projects during this dry-dock. Other projects are the construction of the Explorations Café, digital workshop, Merabella shops, viewing room, Pinnacle and Wine Bar, Canaletto restaurant and the Oosterdam will get its own azipod back.