Apparently Europe will make one last trip to Fishguard tomorrow to collect supplies and parts for the refit in Turkey,
The Life Extension refit will probably include
Major mechanical overhaul of engines / gearbox / shafts / rudders / thrusters
Full strip back of paintwork on entire hull to bare metal and complete repaint
Installation of MES - Marine Evacuation System - this will change the appearance with Lifeboat bits removed
Replacement of Windows and frames, cant beat some new double glazing !!
Replacement of railings and associated bits on deck 9 & 10
Possible other additions
Enclosed Bridge Wings ! keep the bridge crew indoors (though not essential would be nice for crew)
Revamp Stena Shopping - An area ripe for redevelopment - could be made bigger and more enticing
Behind the scenes bits we dont see like galleys etc will surely benefit from some TLC to bring them up to date.
Most other customer areas are expected to be left as they are.
All the changes will keep the Europe in good shape and is a big vote of confidence in the Rosslare - Fishguard route.