Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

8 8 Iti temquib usciis ilia evento volupita dolupis cienditamet porument, nienimus aborit aut doluptat volo modipiet facid REV ITAL I SATION Lorem ipsum ectemolo dolupture seating arrangement, beverage area, and communications and presentation system for hosting educational lectures. An area formerly used as a casino will be converted into a guest science hub for interactions with the expedition team, small gatherings, and a place for onboard scientists and researchers. Products from the region will be showcased in The Global Galley, a shop including work by several local artisans from the Galapagos as well as essential equipment guests might require. Guests can find local reference material in a new, fully appointed library, as well as plenty of other reading material. A large new marina room, meanwhile, provides space for guests to hang up their wetsuit and snorkel gear, as well as an area for cleaning equipment and relaxation after activities. Lindblad has also converted the aft Patio Café into a more expansive openair restaurant which can accommodate all the ship’s guests for outdoor dining. Tschampel highlights the space as the one he’s most excited to see realised once the ship begins sailing. “When we looked at options for another vessel in Galapagos, this was always a feature we wanted to have, since we know how much our guests enjoy being outdoors,” he says. “To be able to modernise this area and create this incredible space is very exciting – and I cannot wait to see our guests enjoying it.” Guest satisfaction will be the main metric that Lindblad will use to judge the success of its revitalisation, but the cruise line is also prioritising the experience of its crew. “Success really revolves around the level of guest satisfaction and experience we can provide to our travellers as we provide the most immersive Galapagos experience,” says Tschampel. “We also want to ensure a high level of job satisfaction working onboard and have made updates to the comfort of the crew cabins to ensure our crew have enhanced and enjoyable living quarters. We know this is very important to our crew satisfaction and overall guest experience.” CFI “ This expedition ship has the spirit and soul of a private yacht”