Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2021

4 7 Sharing design expertise We ask representatives from cruise lines, design and outfitting firms, and the supplier community to disclose their top tips for creating compelling interiors onboard passenger ships My Nguyen, Design Director of Holland America Group Guiding principles for new maritime designers “Four key criteria that should be in your daily vocabulary when working on cruise ship designs are: beautiful, durable, sustainable, and International Maritime Organization (IMO) certification. We are only as good as our product, and the future of what is developed in the market depends heavily on what designers demand. Leverage your specification power and request products that meet not only one, but all three of these criteria: luxurious looking products that comply with IMO fire ratings, can withstand heavy traffic and cleaning protocols, and have a sustainability story with minimal impact to our environment.”