Refurbishment, Vega Star, Vega Shipping Company Ltd
Delivered from Malta Shipyards Oct 2006
JXKX Associates were appointed to advance the Vega cruise product into the 21st Century, to provide new features appealing to tomorrow's 50 year olds and to bring contemporary elegance to the British cruise market.
Working closely with the Vega Shipping team the Caronia was completely transformed into the luxurious Vega Star - a sister to the Vega Star.
This Ј16 million project included some major reconstruction to improve current facilities including the extension of the 'Lido' with new buffet counters, a new swimming pool to the aft deck, 'Preview' club bar and 'View', an alternative dining venue. The 'Aquarius' spa has been created around an existing internal pool with extensive redesign of the health and beauty facilities.
The top deck (Bridge Deck Upper) has been partially enclosed to create 'Cloud Nine' a sport & fitness suite with adjacent deck games area. All public rooms, circulation spaces and cabins have been redesigned and upgraded with new soft furnishings, loose furniture, lighting, artwork and signage. New construction cabins have been created with an emphasis on improving access for people with disabilities and in general, access around the ship was improved.
JXKX Associates were responsible for all aspects of design development onboard Vega Star. All designs and specifications were carried out in accordance with new MED regulations for European-flagged ships.