Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2021

8 7 give you the best possible views of the Norwegian coastline and the world’s most beautiful sea voyage.” Upon boarding, passengers immediately enter the atrium, which is the heart of the ship. The open space combines contrasting materials such as wood and stone, both elements abundant in the Norwegian nature. The atrium connects all areas of the vessels, and from there, passengers can visit the restaurant and café. “The organic shapes and soft colours that are abstracted from the south coast of Norway, as well as the gentle tones and light wood, make the areas spacious, airy and comfortable,” says Løvlien. These designs contrast with the grey and dark green tones of the Forward Lounge which are reminiscent of Norway’s forests and mountains, and aim to create a feeling of “cosiness, relaxation and comfort”, according to Løvlien. The cabins are large, spacious and designed for a good night’s sleep, while the common areas feature floor- to-ceiling windows. “The cherry on top is the Observation Lounge which invites passengers to enjoy the stunning views through these windows and a glass ceiling. Here, they can gaze at the Northern Lights and starry skies, or midnight sun and bright summer nights,” says Løvlien. “The outer decks also have long promenades, so guests can go for a stroll through nature even while onboard the ship.” To deliver these interior experiences, Havila worked with Steen Friis Design and Norwegian Marine Interior. “Both firms have extensive experience with various maritime interior design projects, particularly when it comes to aesthetics, durability and maritime compliance,” says Løvlien. “This is essential when implementing the design according to maritime safety rules. Our combined knowledge of Scandinavian design and how to present this in the different spaces was part of the good synergy between both design and outfitter collaborators.” As well as bringing nature onboard, the ships’ configuration, architectural styling and interior design also reflect Havila’s brand values. “The overall philosophy for the design and the concept is that the vessel should feel as a natural part of the surrounding landscape,” explains Løvlien. “This is why we have brought Passengers can fully observe their surroundings through floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass ceiling in the Observation Lounge