Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2023

INTERIOR VIEW Alex Smith talks with Andrea DeMarco of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Greg Walton of Studio DADO about how the cruise line’s latest ship will continue its legacy of luxury Seven Seas Grandeur When Seven Seas Grandeur debuts in November 2023, the expectations of its first guests are sure to be high. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ fleet of luxurious ships, marked out by their high-quality designs and unique experiences, ensure that passengers will expect to be greeted by the same level of comfort when they first board the new ship. To meet these demanding expectations, the cruise line has developed a wide range of new interior designs for Seven Seas Grandeur that are intended to create a sense of unmatched luxury. “Regent is renowned for its commitment to perfection and Seven Seas Grandeur will be no different when it joins the world’s most luxurious fleet,” says Andrea DeMarco, the brand’s president. “In order to exceed the expectations of our discerning guests, we have considered and perfected every single design detail onboard. Each element, whether it’s a gourmet meal in our reimagined signature restaurants or the plush mattress in a guest’s suite, has been specifically chosen to work in perfect harmony to deliver the unrivalled Regent experience.” Regent worked with Studio DADO on the designs for many of the interior spaces onboard Seven Seas Grandeur, including guest suites, restaurants, lounges, shops and the pool deck. Greg Walton, one of the design firm’s four founding partners, emphasises Studio DADO’s desire to create an intimate but memorable experience for the ship’s guests. “Seven Seas Grandeur is one of the smaller ships in our portfolio so, while we infused elegance and a cosmopolitan sense of style into every room, we also thought about creating intimate, personal spaces that would feel right in a luxury home,” says Walton. “The ship’s itineraries are also on the longer side, so we spent a great deal of time thinking about comfort while also making sure that guests will never get 60