THE HOME OF GLOBAL PASSENGER SHIP INTERIOR DESIGN ENVIRONMENTAL CRUSADER MSC Cruises explains how the new MSC Euribia epitomises its dedication to protecting the planet LUXURY DESIGN Michael Ungerer shares how Explora Journeys is creating a high-end fleet SUSTAINABLE FUTURE How a new CFI-led declaration will pave the way for greener passenger ship interiors 2023
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3 £24.00 Foreword Resilience and sustainability An article by McKinsey & Company ahead of the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference addressed the ‘devilish duality’ of how CEOs can square resilience with the net zero promise. Passenger shipping businesses were hit particularly hard by the pandemic, so leaders may have been tempted to park sustainability initiatives as they focused on building resilience. But McKinsey’s belief is that the right response is ‘and’, not ‘or’. So it’s encouraging to see that as our sector demonstrates its resilience in recovery, sustainability continues to be a priority. “We’re always pushing our suppliers to make their products or processes more environmentally friendly, and we’re also introducing sustainability clauses into some of our contracts,” says Trevor Young, vice president of newbuilding and refurbishment at MSC Cruises, in our cover story (page 36). “If stakeholders across the supply chain work together, we’ll hopefully reach a stage where the whole cruise ship interior design industry is operating with a truly circular approach.” The ‘Save the Sea’ fresco by German graphic artist Alexander Flämig, for the hull of newbuild MSC Euribia, inspired MSC’s cover design for this 2023 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. Sustainability features throughout this issue, including in our keynote with Michael Ungerer, president of Explora Journeys (page 12). He says: “Our commitment to sustainability is demonstrated in our dedication to responsible sourcing of materials and the inclusion of eco-friendly details.” We are immensely proud to be announcing the launch of the Sustainable Maritime Interiors Declaration (page 42) at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas in Miami. We hope you will visit www.sustainablemaritimeinteriors.com to register your support. Jon Ingleton Executive Editor, Cruise & Ferry Interiors Published by Tudor Rose Tudor House, 6 Friar Lane Leicester LE1 5RA Tel: +44 116 2229900 www.tudor-rose.co.uk ISSN 1367-2657 (Print) ISSN 2635-0394 (Online) Printed in Great Britain by The Manson Group. © 2023 Tudor Rose Holdings Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be stored or transmitted or reproduced in any form or by any means, including whether by photocopying, scanning, downloading onto computer or otherwise without the prior written permission from Tudor Rose Holdings Ltd. Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. Acceptance of advertisements does not imply official endorsement of the products or services concerned. While every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any errors and/or omissions. Readers should take appropriate professional advice before acting on any issue raised herein. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject advertising material and editorial contributions. The publisher assumes no liability for the return or safety of unsolicited art, photography or manuscripts. Executive editor Jon Ingleton Editor Rebecca Gibson Editorial team Alice Chambers, Amber Hickman, Richard Humphreys, Alex Smith Publication manager Shelly Palmer Account managers Kimberley McLean, Benedict Pask, Ben Surtees-Smith Publisher Toby Ingleton Production manager Stuart Fairbrother Design Bruce Graham, Libby Sidebotham, Dhanika Vansia Cover design courtesy of MSC Cruises Website development Chris Jackson Circulation Ritwik Bhattacharjee Advertise email@example.com Subscribe firstname.lastname@example.org www.cruiseandferry.net/subscriptions 2023
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CONTENTS 6 Keynote 12 Designing for discerning travellers: Explora Journeys’ Michael Ungerer highlights the role interior design has played in delivering a uniquely luxurious guest experience on Explora I CFI curated 18 Opening with an article outlining how art can elevate the onboard experience, this section offers a collection of product spotlights, project updates, event previews, and more Cover story 36 The epitome of European elegance: Trevor Young and Daniel Mocreia of MSC Cruises give an insight into the brand’s ship design process and its pioneering newbuild, MSC Euribia Features 42 A commitment to sustainability for maritime interiors: CFI introduces a new declaration that provides a pathway to a sustainable future 57 Contemporary comfort: Selected interior designers discuss the process of conceiving original and comfortable interior designs Interior views 60 Seven Seas Grandeur: Andrea DeMarco of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Greg Walton of Studio DADO explain how the ship will continue the cruise line’s legacy of luxury 62 Icon of the Seas: Sascha Lang talks about the new Royal Caribbean International vessel that is breaking several first-at-sea records 66 Carnival Jubilee: Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship will offer two oceanthemed zones and many other dining, entertainment and relaxation venues 68 Seabourn Pursuit: Tihany Design’s Alessia Genova shares why guests sailing onboard Seabourn Cruises’ newest ship can expect to enjoy an expedition in luxury 12
7 Design perspectives 88 Building an identity: Andrea Bartoli from Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding shares how close coordination helps Carnival Corporation’s nine brands to design innovative vessels 90 Connecting guests: Douglas Prothero explores how The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is reinterpreting its land-based interior personality for life at sea Revitalisation 80 When fun meets Italian architecture: Carnival Cruise Line’s Glen Aprile discusses the renovations planned for Carnival Venezia and Carnival Firenze as part of the new ‘Costa by Carnival’ programme 82 And then there were two: Ambassador Cruise Line’s Bob McGowan details the renovations that were carried out onboard Ambition, which debuted in May 2023 85 A new era of exceptional experiences: A&K Travel Group will take the Crystal brand’s legacy of luxury to new heights with the newly renovated Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony 86 Ten years young: Johan Nordberg talks about the recent renovations that were carried out onboard Viking Line’s Viking Grace 62 42 72 2023 About the cover: THE HOME OF GLOBAL PASSENGER SHIP INTERIOR DESIGN 2023 ENVIRONMENTAL CRUSADER MSC Cruises explains how the new MSC Euribia epitomises its dedication to protecting the planet LUXURY DESIGN Michael Ungerer shares how Explora Journeys is creating a high-end fleet SUSTAINABLE FUTURE How a new CFI-led declaration will pave the way for greener passenger ship interiors MSC Cruises’ global contest to design the hull for its latest LNG ship MSC Euribia was inspired by a desire to communicate the line’s commitment to the environment. German graphic artist Alex Flämig’s winning design is replicated on the front cover of this magazine and features a gradient effect that paints sea fauna and flora across the hull and delivers a strong call to action for everyone to save the seas. Read more on page 36. MSC Cruises 72 American Serenade: Alexa Paolella of American Cruise Lines describes the spaces onboard its newest riverboat 74 Scenic Eclipse II: Glen Moroney and Nicola Absalom outline the changes made to interior spaces onboard Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours’ second discovery yacht 76 P&O Pioneer: P&O Ferries’ new Fusion-class ship will enter service in 2023, serving the Dover to Calais route between England and France 78 Moby Fantasy: A modern interior design welcomes passengers travelling on Moby Lines’ newest passenger ferry
CONTENTS Interior commentaries 92 Creating transcendent dining experiences at sea: Yohandel Ruiz explains which factors designers must consider to create comfortable, aesthetically pleasing restaurants that operate smoothly 94 Bringing the outside in: Natural Flotex FR designs help to create a sense of being close to nature, says Jemma Masters of Forbo Flooring 96 Creating experiences with a difference: Cruise guests are seeking new experiences from cruise lines, and the right design has the potential to create lifelong memories, says Karen Argue of The Deluxe Group 98 Crafting customised experiences: Sascha Bosch describes how Robos Furniture is using its expertise to customise products and create furniture that meets the vision of interior designers 100 Inclusive design: Mara Davis discusses how Bourne Group is using its technical and design expertise to create signage that makes every passenger feel welcome 101 Maintain and improve: Cruise companies can rely on Magicman to restore their ships’ interiors as sustainably as possible, says Mark Henderson 94 92 96 102 Interviews 70 Adding to the ambience: Isadora Cordazzo tells us about the recent outfitting work that Gerolamo Scorza carried out onboard the new Seabourn Pursuit 102 A compelling story: Michal Jackiewicz of Tillberg Design of Sweden talks about the firm’s design for Storylines’ residential cruise ship, Narrative 104 Creating satisfying and enduring spaces: Cita Design’s Coşkun Çin and Aras Karul share how they develop appealing yet functional designs 8
105 What about surveyors and estimators? Three project surveyors from Trimline discuss the crucial role they play during the different stages of outfitting jobs onboard passenger ships 107 Managing success: Gabriele Maria Cafaro of Marine Interiors speaks about the future of the refurbishment market and how the outfitter is handling rapid growth 108 Staying safe and going green: MJM Marine’s Fiona Nevin highlights the outfitting firm’s recent renovation projects, sustainability initiatives and partnership with Vyv 110 A rapid and efficient refit: Daniela Herget of Cruise Quality Consult comments on Aros Marine’s large-scale refurbishment on Hurtigruten’s Trollfjord ahead of the cruise line’s 130th anniversary 112 Delivering on expectations: Decon’s Alexandra Tsapatsari explains how the marine interior outfitting firm is able to carry out complex constructions that match the vision of its clients 114 Designing the ultimate social experience: Rod Morton describes what factors Greenspan Project must consider to make shipboard entertainment venues both fun and safe 115 Flooring for the future: René Dupont explains how Ege Carpets’ new Pure Wool products provide an environmentally friendly and stylish option for designers 116 Nature’s high-tech material: Anita Tønnessen and Ragnhild Nordhagen of Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik discuss why the unique qualities of wool make it advantageous for fabrics used in onboard interiors 117 Investing in quality: Matt Swiergon details the benefits that cruise lines can expect when selecting highquality products from Beadlight CONTENTS 132 108 Design legend 132 Marco de Jorio: The Italian architect shares how he has become a sought-after interior designer that has spearheaded projects for some of the world’s major cruise and ferry brands CFI featured partners 119 Our guide to some of the finest companies involved in the cruise and ferry interiors sector 112 10
12 KEYNOTE Designing for the discerning traveller As Explora Journeys prepares for its impending debut, Michael Ungerer spoke with Alex Smith about the role that interior design will play in delivering a uniquely luxurious guest experience When Explora Journeys enters the world of luxury travel in July 2023 with the debut of Explora I, it will be the realisation of a long-held ambition for the owners of its parent company, the MSC Group. Led by the Aponte family, the group is aiming to fill what it sees as a gap in the luxury cruise market by delivering a unique new experience for discerning travellers that evokes an ‘ocean state of mind’. It’s a vision that will be reflected in all aspects of the cruise line’s operations, including the design of its interior spaces. “Our aspiration is to create a unique ‘ocean state of mind’ by connecting guests with the sea, with themselves and other like-minded individuals, while offering remarkable itineraries that will blend renowned destinations with lesser-travelled ports for a journey that inspires discovery in all its forms,” says Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys. “Our fleet of up to six luxury ships will be launched between 2023 and 2028 and will be exquisitely designed to stimulate the senses and enhance the guests’ connection with the ocean. The interior design has been developed in collaboration with both De Jorio Luxury & Yachts and London-based architectural and interior design studio NenMar.” The first of these six ships, Explora I, has been designed with a luxurious European style that recalls not only the standards of luxury ocean travel brands but also luxury resorts and retreats on land. Ungerer believes that this unique offering will place Explora in a category of its own, bridging the gap between the onboard and onshore luxury experience.
13 Explora 1’s Ocean Residences have been furnished with luxury products from European companies, including chandeliers from Astep
KEYNOTE “We recognise that there is an opportunity for a luxury lifestyle travel brand to capture the essence and flair of European luxury and bring it to the oceans of the world,” he says. “Within the sleek and distinctively modern interiors in the ship’s exquisite lobby, 12 bars and lounges, and six signature restaurants, guests can experience a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere that is more often associated with some of the world’s finest luxury hotels, restaurants and bars.” Explora I’s interiors are intended to provide guests with a sense of spaciousness both in public areas and in their rooms, with an average of 18.4 square metres of space for every guest onboard. Suites offer an average of 42 square metres of space, while each of the 461 oceanfront suites, penthouses and residences include a private terrace. “Our ships offer unrivalled space and privacy,” says Ungerer. “Fourteen decks will provide ample indoor public space, maximising guest choice and create areas of quiet seclusion and privacy.” Another influence upon the design of Explora I has been Explora’s ‘ocean state of mind’ philosophy, which will be reflected in the use of specific elements and features throughout the ship. “Explora I has been designed with water as a real focal point of the onboard experience to help guests discover their own ‘ocean state of mind’,” explains Ungerer. “Generous outdoor decks will boast more than 2,500 square metres of space and deliver stunning views of the sea, with 64 private cabanas across three outdoor pools. A fourth pool with a retractable glass roof will allow guests to swim and relax poolside in any weather.” To help create the elegant environment it envisaged, Explora has designed its public spaces to allow for a smooth guest flow, creating a sense of freedom throughout the ship. The brand has worked in partnership with leading luxury interior design brands to complement the carefully designed architecture of these spaces with materials, products and colours that evoke a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere. “Our suites have been furnished with some of the best of Italian and European furniture,” says Ungerer. “These include products from Molteni&C, part of the Molteni Group, the leading independent industrial group in the high-end furniture sector “ Our commitment to sustainability is demonstrated in our dedication to responsible sourcing of materials” 14 The Conservatory Pool features a retractable glass roof that allows guests to swim in all weather
15 with 100 per cent Italian production. The identity of Molteni&C lives in all the Explora suites through high-quality products and iconic pieces by Gio Ponti, all marked by the core values of Molteni such as tradition, quality, durability and reliability, supported by research and innovation. “Further enhancing the magnificent outdoor spaces, suite terraces have been furnished with exquisite pieces by Manutti, one of the world’s leading luxury outdoor furniture brands. Luxury bed and bath linens are from Frette, who use the most skilled Italian artisans to craft products that embody luxury, comfort and creativity. Meanwhile, future-thinking design and lighting brand Astep has provided bedside sconce lights and elegant chandeliers for the Ocean Residences. In our lobby, statement chandeliers from Preciosa create an intimate, elegant atmosphere.” Alongside its commitment to delivering the highest standards of luxury, Explora has prioritised sustainability throughout its designs. Ungerer explains that the line isn’t just looking to avoid creating a negative environmental impact, but to deliver benefits to both its guests and the destinations it visits. “One of our brand pillars is ‘Respect’ and this applies to everything we do, as well as the planet and the people we interact with,” he says. “It is no longer enough to avoid making a negative impact on the environment and we are focused on effective sustainability planning, maximising social and economic benefits for the local communities our ships will visit, enhancing cultural heritage, beyond just reducing any negative impact. Conscious luxury is reflected in the choice of materials, and our commitment to sustainability is demonstrated in our dedication to responsible sourcing of materials and the inclusion of eco-friendly details such as refillable bathroom amenities and no single-use plastic onboard.” When guests embark on Explora I for its maiden voyage from the UK port of Southampton, the brand will finally see their reactions to its efforts to create a unique and luxurious experience for them to enjoy. Ungerer measures the success of an interior design by its ability to provide an environment in which guests can best embrace that experience. “To define a successful interior design, the primary focus should be on creating a welcoming atmosphere that makes guests feel comfortable and at ease,” he says. “A successful interior design should prioritise functionality, aesthetic appeal, and comfort, while incorporating the vibrant spirit of Explora Journeys.” Public spaces onboard Explora I such as the Lobby (pictured) have been designed to recall luxury resorts and retreats
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18 CFI CURATED Artwork will play a pivotal role in enhancing guest experiences onboard several of the newest ships setting sail in 2023 and beyond. Some examples include Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Grandeur, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Viva, and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s fleet of luxury yachts. Consultancy firm Enterprise & Art curated the art collection onboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first vessel Evrima, which debuted in October 2022, and is currently working on second ship Ilma, which is due to debut in 2024. The bespoke art collection onboard Evrima includes a piece by Netherlands-based artist Rob Plattel made up of abalone shells he collected, dried and placed in a pattern resembling waves to remind guests of the serenity and beauty of nature. “Artwork is the last thing to be installed, but the first thing that guests will see, which makes it a key item in the perception of a space,” said Erik Hermida, director of Enterprise & Art. “It should sum up and convey the image and intention of the space, the cruise line and the ship for guests. Appreciation of art is highly personal and nowadays guests share multitudes of images on social media, artwork has to be spot on more than ever.” Seven Seas Grandeur will embrace this concept too, creating a unique experience for guests when it embarks on its first voyage in November 2023 with the first Fabergé egg to be part of a permanent at-sea exhibition. Named Journey in Jewels, the egg was created as part of a collaboration between Regent Seven Seas and the House of Fabergé to pay homage to the oceans and the cruise line’s dedication to luxury. The design was inspired by the jeweller’s 1913 Winter Egg. It features seven waves wrapping around the egg, representing the seven seas, with pearls adorning the crest of each wave. “Seven Seas Grandeur was inspired by the culmination of a 30-year heritage of perfection,” said Andrea DeMarco, president of Regent Seven Seas. “The interiors of our new ship, while works of art themselves, also had to compliment the unrivalled art collection on board. The pièce de résistance of Seven Seas Grandeur’s dazzling collection is the bespoke, hand-crafted Journey in Jewels objet d’art.” To further enhance the connection between guests and art, Regent Seven Seas has partnered with Fabergé’s curatorial director Dr Géza von Habsburg to offer exclusive sailings that focus on Fabergé’s origins across Scandinavia and Northern Europe and its connection to Great Britain. The sailings will take place onboard Seven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Grandeur in June 2023 and July 2024, respectively. Artwork is being used onboard ships to invoke a sense of luxury, create engagement with guests and connect with the destinations they are travelling to How cruise lines are enhancing onboard experiences through art The design of Journey in Jewels was inspired by the seas it will sail on
19 Norwegian Cruise Line is also aiming to create a personal connection between guests and artwork onboard Norwegian Viva. The ship will feature an interactive piece named Every Wing Has a Silver Lining, which has been designed by British digital artist Dominic Harris and will be displayed in the Metropolitan Bar. It will span 15.8 metres in length and feature Harris’s signature butterfly motifs. The butterflies will dynamically respond to passing movement and human touch throughout the day. “We believe that art can be a transformative element in the guest experience,” said Gary Anslow, senior director of sales for UK and Ireland at Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian Viva will also feature an art walk called The Concourse, with six modern sculptures from artists including Kevin Box, Arik Levy and Sophie Elizabeth Thompson. Every Wing Has a Silver Lining by Dominic Harris will respond to the movement of guests Rob Plattel’s work onboard Evrima is in the S.E.A. dining room
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24 Elmo Leather expands colour range of Elmosoft collection Product picks Elmo Leather has extended the range of colours available in its Elmosoft collection. Elmo now has 70 colour options for Elmosoft. The material is a chrome-free leather, and Elmo only works with waterbased solutions in its tannery. “Colour is increasingly important to our product offering due to the upsurge in projects within the marine industry,’ said Jimmy Ahlgren, sales and marketing director for Elmo Leather. The new range was developed in collaboration with designer Georgina Wright. “Colour can influence lives emotionally and psychologically,” said Wright. “Quiet, subtle hues like those in the Elmosoft collection help clients to create their own interesting colour stories.” Cristallux’s zero-waste alternative material makes lighting more sustainable Alamar is the zero-waste, International Maritime Organization-approved alternative to glass produced by Cristallux. The material is made from 100 per cent recyclable thermo-plastic resin and any waste or cut-offs from the production process are reintegrated into the production cycle. In addition, Alamar can be produced with only 18 per cent of the energy required to process real glass or stone, without compromising the look or feel of the final product. It is also more durable and lightweight than glass. The material is translucent, provides natural optics and is available in single or multicolour options, which makes it ideal for decorative lighting onboard cruise ships. Cruise ships and ferries need passengers to feel comfortable in their public bathrooms to provide the luxury, contemporary experience that they expect. The XLERATORsync hand dryer will reduce touch points and water spillages on the floor. The soap dispenser, tap and dryer integrate with the sink countertop, allowing passengers to wash, rinse and dry their hands all in one place. This provides a convenient user experience while the neutral and customisable sink design options can completely transform the aesthetic of any public bathroom. Excel Dryer debuts hygienic hand-washing and drying solution CFI CURATED
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26 Silversea Cruises’ Silver Endeavor is to feature 10 new suites following a refurbishment that began at the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa, Italy, at the start of April 2023. Silver Endeavour will have six new suites on deck eight and four new suites on deck five. Six of the new suites will be classified under two new categories, Master and Signature Suites, and will be available to guests from 17 July 2023. The two Master Suites will be located towards the ship’s aft and offer 108 square metres of floor space and floorto-ceiling windows with 270-degree views. The four Signature Suites will range from 67 to 78 square metres and feature various-sized verandas. The remaining four Classic Veranda suites will replace the medical centre on deck five, which will be relocated to deck four in place of the current casino. Silversea will also carry out other enhancements during the renovation, with one of the highlights being the installation of handcrafted Lalique crystal panels in Silver Endeavour’s French restaurant, La Dame. CFI CURATED Silversea adds new suite categories to Silver Endeavor The new Master Suite will offer an immersive 270-degree sea view via floor-to-ceiling windows Norwegian textile manufacturer Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik (GU) has created a new fabric named Lyngdal, which is made from a chunky slub yarn, twisted with a smooth, thin black thread. The plain weave makes the structure of the threads stand out, while the meeting of thinner and thicker sections of the yarn creates a subtle, random pattern. Lyngdal is International Maritime Organisation certified and can be used for a range of upholstery purposes onboard ships. GU’s new slub yarn fabric offers delicate detail
Miami-based firm Studio DADO designed multiple dining venues, all the guest accommodation (aside from the Owner’s Suite) and other public areas onboard Oceania Cruises’ new Oceania Vista, which was christened on 8 May 2023 in Valletta, Malta. Guided by Oceania Cruises’ aim to be the “world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line”, DADO also designed lounges, the pool deck, outdoor areas, public corridors, passenger elevators and stairwells on the 1,200-guest ship. “From an environment and experience perspective, the dining venues are on par with any worldclass, Michelin-starred restaurant,” said Yohandel Ruiz, founding partner at DADO. “Meanwhile, the staterooms and suites stand toe-to-toe with anything you’ll find in the finest hotels. Instead of gilded walls and bejewelled fixtures, guests find spacious, airy oases with comfortable linens, classic materials and all the small touches that make Vista feel like a better version of home. Oceania Vista debuts with spaces designed by Studio DADO TVV Marine Lighting products receive fire safety certification Finland-based firm TVV Marine Lighting has received B-0 fire resistance certifications for its Compact E25, TDL 88 and TDL 600 marine linear light products, making them safe to use onboard cruise ships and ferries. The firm began carrying out the tests in January 2023 and received the certification from certification tester Eurofins Expert Services the following month. The lights were tested together with ceiling panels from Lautex. “We’re pleased to be able to add three of our lights to our list of products that are safe for marine use,” said Aldona Mäkinen, CEO of TVV Marine Lighting. “With this, we will continue to provide lighting solutions that enhance the interior design on ships whilst following the most up-to-date safety regulations.” MARINE OUTFITTING SPECIALISTS WWW.MIVAN.COM L U X U R Y MA R I N E INTERIORS E X P E R T L Y DELIVERED
28 CFI CURATED Viking Line chooses Finnish suppliers for refurbishment Cruise ferry operator Viking Line has fully renovated the 22 balcony cabins onboard Viking Gabriella, updating the space based on feedback from guests. “For the renovation, we focused on getting the most possible out of the view and creating a more spacious feel in the cabins,” said Johan Nordberg, Viking Line architect. “People can admire the sea views through the windows from the queen-size bed and the sofa, which can be turned into an extra bed. The cabins have been painted in light, fresh tones, but for the fixed furnishings like tables and closets we chose a trendy, slightly darker tone. We replaced the heavy textiles with brighter, lighter ones.” Finnish suppliers were chosen for the refurbishment, with I.S. Mäkinen delivering the sofas and Fintom Services reupholstering old ones. Fabric for sofas and pillows came from Hocus Interiors Pocus, other textiles came from Vallila and interior fittings were delivered by Porin Puukaluste. Illyria Interior wallpapered the cabins and installed the furnishings, while Wall to Wall replaced the carpets. New sinks came from Liedon Kivliike. Metalcolour celebrates 50 years of innovative coil coating Metalcolour built its first coil coating line in 1973 and today has production units in Sweden, Denmark and Singapore. This enables it to provide high-quality film-laminated and pre-painted steel and aluminium that can be used in cruise ship interior spaces for both decorative and technical purposes. The firm has developed solutions over the years that are now considered best practice, including fire-classified, film-laminated steel, heat-applied protective foil, close tolerances in gloss control and special technical coatings. Metalcolour has delivered to some of the world’s largest cruise ships, most recently to Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of The Seas and Silversea Cruises’ Silver Nova. “Finding new applications and maintaining our key values will be the way forward for both technical and decorative coating,” said Ingemar Forsberg, CEO of Metalcolour in Sweden and Denmark. “We will continue to do all we can to keep both existing and new customers happy with their collaboration with Metalcolour. The 50-year long journey will continue.”
New Princess Cruises ship to boast design firsts ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / ISO 50001 FSC® license code: FSC-C011773 / PEFC/04-32-0828 MAKE YOUR VISIONS WORK. Setting course for premium quality in travel & transport. Pfleiderer wood-based materials offer a unique combination of sophisticated aesthetics and functional properties. For lightweight, sustainable, and stylish interior fitting in cruise ships and everything else that moves: • Flexibly combinable designs, finishes and core materials • Broad range of IMO-certified options • Health protection with microPLUS® antiviral products against enveloped viruses Discover our new collection 2021–2024 at pfleiderer.com Temprotech Quarter-Page Advert - C+F 2023 Cruise and Ferry Surface Protection firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 1264 337722 Web: www.temprotech.com Temprotech is a leading supplier of flame retardant and IMO approved temporary surface protection materials to cruise and ferry newbuild and refurbishment programs around the world. Our range of affordable products provide cruise lines, yards, outfitters and contractors with security and peace of mind enabling them to complete projects with minimal disruption, damage or delay. TRADENET ID: 252356 Sun Princess will feature several design firsts for Princess Cruises when it debuts in early 2024. The three-storey Horizons Dining Room will have a two-deck-high decorative sculpture, and three decks offering different dining experiences. Meanwhile, the Princess Arena will boast a central stage, curved walls, a radical ceiling and moveable seats. Other new spaces will be the Piazza and The Dome entertainment space.
30 CFI CURATED Cubik3 designs interiors for Phoenix Reisen’s Alisa Phoenix Reisen’s newest cruise ship Alisa set sail for the first time in March 2023 with interiors designed by Cubik3. Alisa is the fifth in a series of ships, all of which feature unique interior design concepts created by Cubik3 that are themed around the geographical areas the vessels sail in. For example, Alisa has boutique hotel-style interiors that reflect places along the Rhine. “The result is a multifaceted design concept with a great deal of detail that strikes a balance between contemporary and classic elements, making the ship appealing to both younger and older guests,” said Jochen Hagen, Cubik3’s co-owner and interior architect. Cubik3 also designed Alisa’s passenger cabins, which have a relatively small footprint but are functional, comfortable and feel spacious. “We’ve optimised the design of the cabins over the series of ships and other shipping companies are now interested in working with us,” said Hagen. “We’re now working with Rijfers Nautical Management and the Vahali shipyard to develop a new and significantly larger ship named Amina.” Photo: Alexander Rudolph P&O begins multimillion-pound refit on Arcadia and Aurora P&O Cruises has updated the guest areas on its ships Arcadia and Aurora as part of a wider modernisation project. During the refurbishment, the brand replaced balcony furniture, chairs in the passenger cabins and furniture in the ship’s open deck areas. The Neptune Pool area on Arcadia was also fitted with new lounge chairs, sofas, tables and armchairs. “Arcadia and Aurora are two of our most beloved ships in the fleet offering guests a more intimate experience in stylish surroundings,” said Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises. “After a busy season hosting guests on longer duration itineraries and world cruises, we are making sure that both ships look their absolute finest ahead of the summer season.” Arcadia and Aurora will undergo more extensive refits in November 2024 and April 2025, respectively.
31 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America 6-7 June 2023, Miami, Florida, USA www.cruiseshipinteriors-expo.com Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo 6-8 September 2023, Hamburg, Germany www.marineinteriors-expo.com Innovation Lounges Summit 2023 30 October-3 November 2023, Cologne, Germany www.innovationlounges.com The 47th Annual Interferry Conference 4-8 November 2023, Hobart, Tasmania www.interferryconference.com Sustainable Design Summit 28 November 2023, London, UK www.sustainabledesignsummit.com Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe 29-30 November 2023, London, UK www.cruiseshipinteriors-europe.com Marintec China 5-8 December 2023, Shanghai, China www.marintecchina.com The Hamburg-based Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, was launched in 2019 as the first stand-alone business-to-business trade fair focused on interior design, equipment and technologies for passenger ships. Exhibitors from across the ship interior design supply chain are expected to attend the second edition of the event on 6-8 September 2023 to meet top-level visitors including decision-makers from shipping companies, shipyards and design firms. The expo will be accompanied by networking events and conference sessions featuring top-ranking experts discussing all the industry’s current key topics. Marine Interiors takes place every two years in parallel with the Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention. Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM 6-8 September 2023 | Hamburg, Germany Innovation Lounges Summit 2023: a circular future for hospitality design The Innovation Lounges Summit will outline how suppliers can meet new environmental, social and governance regulations and redefine luxury through a lens of sustainability whilst prioritising health and wellness. Attendees will stay for four nights onboard MV Advance, a river cruise ship from new cruise line Transcend Cruises, and have the opportunity to interact with some of the largest suppliers in the industry, listen to keynote speeches, and attend conference sessions and supplier workshops. 30 October-3 November 2023 | Cologne, Germany
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33 Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI Americas) will return to Miami, USA, with an extensive conference and workshop programme in June 2023. The show, which will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on 6-7 June, will bring together key stakeholders in the marine interiors industry for two days of networking, business and education. The 2023 Conference & Workshop Program will be hosted in partnership with hospitality industry network NEWH and take place around the show floor, covering various topics including trends, drydocks, newbuilds, refits and sustainability. Some of the biggest names in cruise design will take to the stage to share their expertise through debates, interactive workshops, Q&A panels and other curated sessions. The conference agenda on day two will feature sessions such as ‘The state of the industry’ and ‘Marine Design 101: in conversation with cruise interior design masters’. Some of the individuals already confirmed for the expert speaker panel, including Sascha Lang, vice president of architectural design – newbuild and renovation at Royal Caribbean Group; Alison Clixby, director of hotel design and projects at Carnival UK; July Grill, senior director of architecture and nextgen newbuilds at Norwegian Cruise Line; Greg Walton, founding partner at Studio DADO; and many others. For the first time, CSI Americas will be co-located with the new Hotel & Resort Design South (HRDS) – Miami’s inaugural show for those involved in designing luxury hotels, resorts and private island destinations. CSI and HRDS will host a joint session – titled ‘A tale of design – creating an emotional connection’ – in the HRDS lounge. In addition to this, there will be a host of networking opportunities, such as speed networking sessions, a Happy Hour drinks reception, a Procurement Brunch, and the CSI After Hours party, which will take place in a secret Miami location. To join the cruise interiors community at CSI Americas, register for free at www.cruiseshipinteriors-expo.com Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas: uniting the interior design industry EVENT PREVIEW 6-7 June 2023 | Miami, Florida, USA
34 CFI CURATED Textiles are the cornerstone of interior design, and a statement textile has the power to transform a space completely. CFI presents a selection of striking designs that will elevate any interior Wall, floor and window coverings 1 3 2 8
35 1. Morbern’s MorPH range of high-frequency welded designs create impactful focal points with stylish patterns and 3D effects. MorPH faux leather surface solutions are available with standard or waterproof backing, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. 2. Ege Carpets’ 100 per cent wool designs combine luxurious comfort and superior aesthetics. Featuring extreme colour saturation, pre-dyed wool excels in adding depth and contrast to a ship’s floor design. 3. The vibrant Deco collection from Sekers Fabrics draws inspiration from Miami’s Art Deco Historic District and features six eye-catching designs, making it a statement drapery choice. The Deco collection is woven in 100 per cent Trevira CS. 4. Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex FR is a unique, lightweight and International Maritime Organization- certified floor covering that offers endless design possibilities and combines the appeal of a textile with the hygienic practical advantages of resilient flooring. 5. The Meridian signature collection of fabrics by Panaz is inspired by themes of geology and natural structures. The collection offers statement designs combined with the highest technical performance standards making it perfect for cruise interiors. 6. Ginkgo by Cotting Group-Griffine is a coated fabric ideal for upholstery, walls and bed headboards onboard cruise ships. It is available in 41 colours, has organic cotton backing and classic leather grain, making it durable and easy to maintain. Ginkgo meets specific marine requirements. 7. Ulster Carpets’ bespoke carpet designs incorporate colourful patterns and stylish tones, making imagination the only limit for designers. This is reflected in the carpets the brand provided throughout Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima. 8. The Dansk Wilton Colortec TWIST carpet solution adds a little extra luxury to cruise ship interiors. The combination of hard-twisted yarn and normal velvet yarn creates an outstanding surface with a shimmering texture offering a luxurious and unique carpet. 4 6 5 7 Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line