Feast from the east: The Nepalese restaurant Khukuri House
The second new ship from Saga Cruises will have a different identity from Spirit of Discovery, which launches next year, the company has revealed.
Spirit of Adventure, making its debut in summer 2020, will be the same shape and size as its sister ship but with a ‘bold and adventurous style’.
Among its new features will be a modern Nepalese restaurant, Khukuri House, inspired by Gurkha heritage.
Italian style: The Amalfi dining venue
Another dining venue, the Amalfi, will provide an authentic Italian experience with marble, brass-trimmed floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets, a four-colour tiled floor and red leather chairs.
Saga’s new build director David Pickett said: ‘Thanks to her bold and striking interiors, Spirit of Adventure will be a true representation of the best of British innovation and flair.’
Settle in: The Living Room with coffee and cake bar
Nicola Preece, design director of AD Associates, which drew up the plans, explained: ‘The approach is bold and adventurous, eclectic, and with carefully curated use of colour, offering variation, big-scale patterns and a layered palette.’
At the heart of the ship, The Living Room will feature a bar serving coffee, cakes and gelato during the day and cocktails at night. The architectural design will be strong and angular with a sculptural staircase and a full-height artwork as the backdrop.
Striking: The foyer staircase
Cabins will feature three main styles – one calming, light and garden-like, echoing elements of the British countryside with light timbers and a pastel green colour palette, plus embroidered fabrics.
The second group of cabins will incorporate a palette of greys and dark timbers, accented with pinks and oranges on the furnishings and the carpet. The dark timber bed back-panel will feature an upholstered headboard.
Green scene: A cabin with the ‘British countryside’ look
The third set of cabins will be reminiscent of sunset scenes: calming neutral tones, highlighted with warming burnt oranges. An upholstered headboard teamed with layered fabrics, piping and detailed stitching on the soft furnishings will help enhance the space.
Pretty in pink: The second style of cabins
Both new Saga ships are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany. Its current vessels, Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II, are being phased out.
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