Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 8 5 “We start by asking a series of questions to help us determine the best solar film for each area and then send out ample-sized samples that can be temporarily fitted to the windows to ensure they provide adequate shading and complement the interior design,” says Pringle. “Alternatively, our survey team can visit the vessel and offer recommendations and samples whilst onboard.” Once the customer has chosen their desired film, Solarglide’s international team of experienced fitters can install it to provide a professional finish and trim. “When we’re on-site, we often see films that are bubbled or distorted because they’ve been installed badly, and we see others with a coloured tint and no solar and heat performance features,” says Pringle. “In some cases, we see permanent film that has been fitted in areas it shouldn’t be used, such as on navigational windows. Hence, Solarglide aims to ensure that our films not only look good but are also fitted correctly and perform as expected. If installed professionally and maintained carefully, the films will last for more than 10 years before they need replacing.” Several cruise and ferry operators have already installed Solarglide’s adhesive solar films on their vessels, including DFDS, Stena Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. “We work closely with outfitters to fit the film onboard both refurbished and newbuild ships,” says Pringle. “The feedback we get is always very positive; our window films make a big impact and truly help cruise and ferry operators resolve common heat and glare issues.” CFR “ Our solar films are high performance, high quality and offer multiple benefits” The new films appear reflective from the outer decks, but are designed to provide clear visibility to guests inside the vessel