Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

165 “I love the Observation Lounge on Swan Hellenic’s SH Diana, particularly the natural materials and pastel colours that frame the panoramic views while guests listen to expert talks that bring expedition cruising to life. However, my real favourite space onboard SH Diana is the Swan’s Nest perched over the bow. Suspended between air and sea, you really feel at one with your surroundings there. It is unique to Swan Hellenic, and emblematic of the whole experience. The exterior was created by McFarlane ShipDesign, while Tillberg Design of Sweden designed the interior spaces.” “The Stellar Lounge business class area onboard Finnlines’ new Superstar-class ships Finnsirius and Finncanopus is the perfect place to unwind. The bow-facing panoramic windows underline Finnlines’ motto for its ro-pax business: Make the archipelago yours. Guests can enjoy a serene atmosphere in a variety of secluded sitting areas, whilst listening to ambient soundtracks and enjoying locally inspired food and beverages. The lounge’s design, from the furniture to the ceiling’s billowing sails, exudes the ship’s nautical archipelago theme and was created by dSign Vertti Kivi & Co.” “My favourite spaces on Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Azzurra are the Sky Deck and the marina platform. The Sky Deck is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail after a day of exploring, while the marina platform enables guests to truly experience the luxury yacht lifestyle. The complimentary Seabobs are my favourite water toy – it’s so much fun to use them to whiz through the crystal-clear water off a stunning coastline. Karen Moroney, co-owner of Emerald Cruises, designed the interiors of Emerald Sakara and its sister Emerald Azzurra, based on her own inspiration.” Patrizia Iantorno Vice President of Global Marketing, Swan Hellenic David Winterton Global Director of Brand and Marketing, Emerald Cruises Kristiina Uppala, Head of Customer Service and Onboard Concept Development, Finnlines FEATURE