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Preparing cruise ships for reactivation

45min & 15min Q&A

Preparing cruise ships for reactivation

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the cruise industry which has led to the temporary layup of the majority of the cruise fleet. Since that was an industry first, Wärtsilä organised in May 2020 a webinar on how to prepare major ship systems for a layup period. 

Now we are at a point where we see the first cruise ships start to operate again in a world that is still quite different from before. So, it is time we take a close look on how to reactivate a cruise ship. What does it take to prepare the major ship systems for reactivation in these uncertain times and to do that in a safe, efficient and reliable way? It requires careful planning and execution, it pays off to prepare well for this so please join us to find out this can be achieved.


Webinar topics include: 

  • Underwater preparations for reactivation
  • Restarting waste treatment and water production systems
  • Restarting the power plant and auxiliary systems
  • Reflections of cruise industry expert Mr. Anders Aasen, Chief Technical Officer of the Royal Caribbean Group
  • Q&A session

Our presenters

Maikel Arts

General Manager, Market Innovation Cruise & Ferry, Wärtsilä Marine Power


Anders Aasen

Chief Technical Officer, Royal Caribbean Group


William Winters

Managing Director Trident BV, Wärtsilä Underwater Services


Piers Strong

Head of Sales, Advanced Waste, Wärtsilä Water & Waste


Max Deltreppo

Manager Product Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power