Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

INTERIOR V IEW 7 2 First established in 1997, Saga Cruises has since expanded to provide ocean cruises to destinations around the world, as well as itineraries along key European rivers. On 19 March 2021, Saga christened its first purpose-built river cruise newbuilds, Spirit of the Rhine and Spirit of the Danube, both of which were designed by Cubik³, outfitted by Vista Interior Projects, constructed by Vahali Shipyards and named after the rivers they will operate on. “With designs inspired by the nature and culture found along the iconic waterways, both ships have been built with guests central to their design,” says Saga Holidays on the Spirit of the Danube and Spirit of the Rhine. Spirit of the Danube, for example, builds on the boutique design of Saga’s ocean-going vessels, Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery, by using unique artwork, a subtle yet mature colour palette, and bold patterns to create public areas and cabins that provide a strong sense of personality and reflect the character of the destinations along the Danube River. The vessel accommodates 182 guests across four passenger decks, allowing Saga to prioritise the delivery of an individualised service. Some of the onboard highlights include a sundeck with a hot tub and barbecue, an indoor and outdoor terrace, a library, a gym, lounges and restaurants. Pastel pinks, greens and soft greys have been used throughout onboard areas to create a sense of continuity, with various areas being characterised by featured artwork and different shades of colour. For example, the Panorama Restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, is decorated with light greens, pinks and greys to create a relaxing environment, while the Lorelei Lounge incorporates pale orange and leaf-based-patterned Saga Cruises’ newest river cruise vessel boasts a boutique interior design inspired by the local culture and nature of the areas it will visit along the Danube River Spirit of the Danube A colour palette of pastel pinks, greens and soft greys run throughout the Spirit of the Danube’s interiors Photo: Chris Kennedy