AD Associates designs interiors for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure

AD Associates designs interiors for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure will offer Nepalese restaurant inspired by Gurkha heritage (Image: Saga Cruises)

Saga Cruises’ new Spirit of Adventure will have a bold and adventurous style and offer a selection of restaurants and cabin accommodation created by London-based design agency AD Associates.    

While the 999-passenger ship will mirror her sister ship, Spirit of Discovery, in size and shape, she will have a unique interior design.

“We are delighted to be working with AD Associates, an agency that’s able to interpret and deliver on our commitment to high-quality authentic design and customer service,” said David Pickett, Saga’s newbuild  director. “Thanks to her bold and striking interiors, Spirit of Adventure will be a true representation of the best of British innovation and flair.”

At the heart of the ship, AD Associates has created The Living Room, which has angular architecture and a sculptural staircase. The venue will offer coffee, cakes and gelato during the day and cocktails at night. 

AD Associates has also designed two restaurants. Khukuri House will serve Nepalese cuisine inspired by Gurkha heritage. Furnishings will incorporate vibrant colours and Nepalese dhaka fabric. The Amalfi will offer authentic Italian food with the décor incorporating marble, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets and splashes of colour. 

Spirit of Adventure will also feature three different types of cabin-style accommodation. The first will reflect the British countryside with light timbers, pastel green colour palette and embroidered fabrics. The second incorporates a more luxurious style, with greys, dark timbers and an upholstered headboard. The third will be reminiscent of a sunset, with highlights of burnt orange.

“The interiors will embody the best of British contemporary design,” said Nicola Preece, design director at AD Associates. “The approach is bold and adventurous, eclectic, and with carefully curated use of colour, offering variation, big scale patterns and a layered palette.


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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Thursday, November 22, 2018