The modeling is well under way as I start with the bare structure and slowly start to add the converted sections. I have to always keep in mind that this is a real vessel and that I can’t just randomly get rid of something, especially internal structure.
I’ve tried to keep the cargo holds mostly intact and have just removed some of the separating walls. The ship is still double hulled which takes away a great deal of space from the conversion project, but is advantageous in the long run.
As the main holds will be converted into living space the top deck will be extended to include life boat hangers, helicopter pads and hangers as well as community facilities. The bridge and crew compartment will also get upgraded to reflect the needs of the newly converted ship.