The Barreras luxury cruise reaches its highest employment peak, 800 people
The Ritz-Carlton maintains the inaugural scale of the ship for February 5 with tickets starting at 7,100 Euro
Barreras has reached its highest employment peak in recent years, with some 800 people involved one hundred percent in just one ship, the super-luxury cruise for The Ritz-Carlton, which lines its final stretch.
The staff of the shipyard from Vigo grew almost 70% in the last year to reach 200 workers today and under a forecast of increase with the reactivation of the two cruises for Havila that is expected in a short period of time. Union sources assured this newspaper that there is "tranquility and security" with this multi-contract, which once again could take up to 300 more jobs.
The ships have been blocked for several months due to technical and financing problems by the Norwegian shipowner, which caused the auxiliary companies working on the project to be forced, in many cases, to send their workers on hollidays as solution to this stop . In the case of Barreras’ workforce, they were dedicated to the construction of the cruise, which is currently giving the last strokes to the steel phase, to give way to carpentry and electricity works, while continuing with the “mega-luxury” interior outfitting. For the painting phase, the ship will be transferred to a dock- it could be in Setúbal, Portugal, or in Navantia, in Ferrol- due to its enormous dimensions, 190 m-Length.
The North American chain The Ritz-Carlton maintains the inaugural scale of the ship for February 5 with a route between Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Bridgetown (Barbados) for which it has been selling tickets starting at €7,100 for months and that can exceed €33,400 in the case of high end. The shipping company has scheduled up to four more trips for that month through Caribbean waters and in spring it will arrive in Spain with a stop in Vigo.
It is a super-luxury cruise ship, the first for the chain, built in the Beiramar shipyard, a milestone in the history of Spanish shipbuilding since it is the first one made in our country. Barreras will complete its order book with a new ship for the Canarian shipping company Armas, a 190-meter-long ferry whose keel lay is scheduled for the end of the year. It is the largest ship of these characteristics built in the facilities of Beiramar.
(Source: Atlántico Diario)