Carnival Dream Wins “Best Cruise Ship Refurbishment” of the Year

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Carnival Dream has come out on top for “Best Cruise Ship Refurbishment” in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards.

The Carnival cruise ship, which is the first in its class, has won “Best Cruise Ship Refurbishment” in the 2017 Cruise Ship Awards. Carnival Dream was up against three other ships from different cruise lines, including Norwegian Jade, Pacific Princess, and Queen Victoria.

Carnival Dream, which joined the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in 2009, dominated the group and received the most amount of votes from Cruise Hive readers. The Carnival cruise ship underwent a huge refurbishment at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas.

We featured plenty of photos from onboard the vessel during its major 2-week renovation in February 2017. The ship received the latest FUN 2.0 upgrades, including a new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Barbeque Smokehouse, BlueIguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano, and Bonsai Sushi.

Best Cruise Ship Refurbishment Results

So now we know Carnival Dream came out with the most amount of votes how about the other ships? In a very far second place came Norwegian Jade, which is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line; the vessel completed its dry dock at the end of March 2017.

In a close third place came Queen Victoria, a vessel operated by British-based Cunard Line. The Cunard ship’s major multi-million renovation was among the largest of the year. The ship was taken out of service in May 2017 while it was in dry dock at the shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.

Last in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards came Pacific Princess, which is operated by Princess Cruises. The ship underwent a major refurbishment, which lasted for two weeks. The dry dock was completed in June 2017, and the smaller cruise ship came out all new and ready for service with new enhancements.

Cruise Ship Awards

Thousands of Cruise Hive readers voted in the annual 2017 Cruise Ship Awards which is now in its fourth year. Our readers were only able to vote once in each nomination category since we opened up the awards for voting in September 2017.

In 2016 Queen Mary 2 which is operated by Cunard Line won “Best Cruise Refurbishment” but this time around the cruise line was out voted with Carnival Dream getting more votes.

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