Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 5 5 “We pride ourselves on creating unique and outstanding spaces for all our guests to enjoy, with one of my personal favourites being the AquaTheater. Guests can find our AquaTheater on our five Oasis-class ships, including the new Wonder of the Seas. The AquaTheater is the deepest pool at sea, flanked by two nine-metre diving platforms that set the scene for spectacular aqua performances with the ocean as the backdrop. Each aqua show features high-flying feats, mind-blowing stunts and awe-inspiring acrobatics from a mix of world-class extreme sports athletes including high divers, synchronised swimmers and professional dancers.” “One space that I find particularly engaging is The Haven by Norwegian aboard Norwegian Epic, a sanctuary of contemporary design that offers guests an unparalleled onboard experience. Norwegian Epic was the first in our fleet to premiere our ship-within-aship concept and, following an extensive refurbishment at the end of 2020, continues to boast the largest The Haven spaces in our fleet to date. Not only do guests have access to all the ship has to offer, but they also enjoy the personal service of a 24-hour butler, a concierge and the most well-appointed accommodation onboard. The renovation resulted in 75 reimagined suites combined with redesigned experiences, including The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck.” “One of my favorite spaces is the Grand Dutch Café, which can be found on all of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships. Designed by Tihany Design, the café is bespoke to the brand and pays homage to Holland America’s rich Dutch heritage. The delft blue and white scheme is artfully executed, and you can’t beat the location in the grand atrium. It ’s the prime spot to people-watch or gather with friends while enjoying a Dutch snack and a good beer.” Ben Bouldin, Vice President of EMEA at Royal Caribbean International Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President of International Business at Norwegian Cruise Line My Nguyen, Director of Interior Design at Holland America Group