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Marella Discovery 2: Trimline transforms the cruise ship interior

During a six-week dry dock in Cadiz, Trimline transformed the cruise ship interior of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas into Marella Cruises (formally Thomson Cruises) Marella Discovery 2, giving it a contemporary feel throughout. The extensive refit included transforming the ship’s focal hub ‘Live Room’, 915 cabins and suites, and other public spaces.


Following the successful interior refurbishment of Marella Discovery the previous year, Trimline was awarded the contract to transform the interior of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas into Marella Cruises (formally Thomson Cruises) Marella Discovery 2, sister ship to Marella Discovery.

During the 6-week dry dock in Cadiz, the brief was to refurbish the ship in a similar way to Marella Discovery, giving it a new contemporary style of interior throughout. As the main interior outfitter onboard, Trimline had a number of areas to refit, most notably the Live Room entertainment space, which is the ship’s focal hub.


In the ‘Live Room’ which was previously split into two parts, Trimline created an open space and then the team set about installing new bulkheads, deck heads, raised deck and stage areas, and a custom-built bar. A bespoke acoustic ‘floating’ deck was installed along with sound dampening to reduce noise levels to cabins situated directly below. The final feature was a grand piano on a raised drinks area, painted yellow with a high gloss finish. Trimline fitted contemporary laminate pink and blue design bulkheads with feature ceiling discs and LED lighting, including a programmable system for dimming and changeable colours to suit the requirements of the onboard entertainers.

Other areas that underwent a transformation included 915 cabins and suites, 47° Restaurant, Venue Bar, Photography Studios, Gaming Room, Bar Eleven, Deck 9 stage, Deck 10 bar, alleyways, landings and lobbies.

Customer Testimonial
  • We were delighted to work with Trimline once again. Their commitment and engagement to the Marella Discovery 2 project has resulted in a fantastic ship that our customers are already raving about.”
    Marella Cruises’ Director of Operations, Adrian Hibbert

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