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Select hits the seas

Select hits the seas

We love to hear about your projects and the interesting places they take you to, so a recent post in the Dulux Select Decorator Facebook Group from member, Michael Wood, left us intrigued. We decided to catch up with Michael to find out more about his experiences working on the Queen Victoria cruise.

The imposing Queen Victoria cruise ship hosts over 2000 passengers on voyages across the globe and it's equipped with a host of luxury, state of the art facilities to keep them entertained along the way. Measuring nearly 1000 feet, with 24 decks, you can imagine maintaining the ship is no easy feat.

With a ship of this prestige, a quality finish that could withstand the high traffic was an absolute necessity. Therefore, we weren't surprised they enlisted Dulux Select Decorator, Michael Wood, to complete multiple projects on the Queen Victoria over the past 5 years!

This opportunity came about after Michael was recommended by a fellow decorator. Since then, he's worked on a number of projects, ranging from 7 days stays to up to 5 weeks. During these Michael often works alongside up to 2,000 contractors, all staying on the ship. The work normally involves wallpapering but, as you can imagine with a ship of this magnitude, the tasks can be varied. For his latest visit, Michael was even tasked with painting one of the ships swimming pools.

In order to complete this most recent refit, the Queen Victoria was dry docked in the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, earlier this year. But, these projects have seen Micheal travel follow the ship across the world and experience some fantastic locations.

"The refits can take place virtually anywhere in the world. I've been to, Singapore, Bahamas, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Miami to name a few. Once the working day is over your time is your own so your free to go ashore and explore."

If you want to feature in a future edition of the Select eNews and you have your own interesting project to share, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Simply email us on or call us on 0333 222 7022.