Embarkation is through a three storey atrium deck dominated by a large pink lighting sculpture. The area also contains the Pinnacle and Ocean bars, along with the reception and excursion desks. Decorated in a neutral scheme of brown, beige and russet with trims of beech and gold, the area’s seating uses leather and velveteen upholstered seats and banquette chairs. Wall decoration has a nautical theme using copies of 17th Century Charts, figurines, models of sailing ships along with Delft ceramics.
Forward of the atrium on the promenade deck is a shopping arcade, whilst the lower promenade deck contains cookery demonstration areas , equipped to broadcast through the ship’s systems. Also on the promenade deck is the casino, a screening room, sports and piano bar and the ships nightclubs. In the bow area there is a three deck mainstage theatre hosting two shows and a review every evening. The theatre can also be reconfigured for different types of shows and incorporates state of the art special effect equipment.
First published in the DesignClub on 27th Aug 2009
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