The ship had some bad luck. While docked in the late 1990's, the ship next to the Centurion caught fire and severely damaged the ship. Ms. McGillis decided to sell. The current owners, Atlantic Stars Hotels and Cruises, bought what remained of the ship and renamed her the Arabella. The repairs took almost two years and were really an extreme makeover. The Arabella was cut in half and over 40 feet were added to her mid-section. This new section included a main salon and third mast. Since the new section was added to the middle of the Arabella, the cabins are split into two sections, with a bulkhead dividing them. Guest cabins 3 through 16 are accessed via stairs at the front of the Salon, and cabins 17 through 24 are accessed via stairs at the aft of the Salon.
The Arabella certainly doesn't look like she was sawed in half, extended by over 40 feet, and put back together! If the crew hadn't told us of her makeover, I doubt if anyone would have noticed. She's really a beautiful sailing yacht with a fascinating history.