Thomson Dream – Wet docked in Gibdock Shipyard, Gibraltar during December 2014, for Thomson Cruises UK & Ireland, part of TUI Travel Plc under the supervision of Columbia Ship Management.

A short lead in time meant that design development, approvals, procurement of marine approved materials, manufacturing, shipping and labour mobilisation was necessary prior to the commencement of the refit. All joinery and materials were dispatched by sea in container format in preparation for the ships arrival. The McCue team of skilled marine joiners and tradesmen joined the ship for strip out on the voyage to wet dock, after being flown on a specially chartered Thomson Airbus A320 plane for the refit from the UK.

Project brief was to create a new Coffee Port & Cocktail Bar in the existing Argo Lounge to create a traditional high street coffee shop by day and transformed by evening into an elegant cocktail bar with live piano music. A previous design and finishes from Thomson Celebration’s Kora La speciality restaurant was reconfigured to form a new A La Carte restaurant with in the ships existing main restaurant. The project was delivered on a ‘turnkey’ basis to include steelwork, services, FF&E and artwork.