Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2021

8 6 N orway is known for its striking landscapes and abundance of nature. Paying tribute to its homeland, Havila Voyages is building these characteristics into its new, environmentally friendly passenger ferries that will sail between Bergen and Kirkenes, Norway. The first of these – Havila Castor and Havila Capella – will both feature 179 cabins. “The design of these vessels is inspired by the different Norwegian nature scenarios that passengers can experience during the journey along the coast,” says Camilla Løvlien, director of hotel operations at Havila Voyages. “Colours, textures and materials abstracted from the different landscapes of mountains and fjords are part of the interior design and make the vessels feel like a floating landscape.” Løvlien says that the natural materials and Nordic design create a warm, genuine and unpretentious atmosphere. “We have made sure that you can enjoy the scenery gliding by outside from the ship’s many public areas. Comfortable seats and panoramic windows THE SOUND OF S ILENCE The ferries’ battery-powered propulsion systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable them to sail quietly through the Norwegian fjords. Design note: INTERIOR V IEW Camilla Løvlien tells Elly Yates-Roberts how Havila Voyages’ Norwegian heritage has inspired the design and sustainability of its new environmentally friendly ferries Havila Castor and Havila Capella The earthy tones of the Forward Lounge reflect Norway’s vast mountain and forest landscapes