Itís been a good while since I have been on either the York or Bruges, but from what recent videos I have seen, they look pretty decent. The interior is a little dated, but I have found them to be clean and generally tidy, better than quite a few vessels on the Irish Sea and at Dover. The crew, particularly on Pride of Bruges are pretty meticulous.
From an exterior perspective I have noticed, a good deal of rust-streaking, notably on Pride of York, but this does occur. Stena Europe regularly receives repaints, but this still happens.
Regarding the refits, I donít think we will be seeing anything near as radical as Stena's conversion of Seafrance Manet (Stena Navigator), but for P&O, who I agree in recent years have been minimizing vessel maintenance, particularly in the field of interior styling, this is a nice investment. For P&O, I would consider this a big investment!