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Saga reveals Spirit of Adventure’s separate identity

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
Saga Cruises’ second newbuild Spirit of Adventure, arriving from Meyer Werft in 2020, will feature a ‘bold and adventurous’ style with a selection of specialty restaurants including Khukuri House inspired by Nepalese heritage.

While 999-passenger Spirit of Adventure will be a sister ship to Spirit of Discovery (launching July 10, 2019), their strong, individual interior designs will create ‘separate identities’ says Saga’s new build director David Pickett.

London design agency AD Associates has been appointed to provide the overall design direction for Spirit of Adventure.

Chris Finch, AD’s ceo and founder, commented on the philosophy and approach taken for Spirit of Adventure; ‘Luxury has become more accessible to a wider demographic, therefore people are more discerning and design aware. Understanding the importance of design and its marketability, this presents an opportunity to retain and attract new guests.’

Pickett said: ‘We are delighted to be working with AD Associates, an agency that’s able to interpret and deliver on our commitment to high-quality authentic design and customer service.

‘Thanks to her bold and striking interiors, Spirit of Adventure will be a true representation of the best of British innovation and flair.’

Nicola Preece, AD Associates’ Design Director explained: ‘The approach is bold and adventurous, eclectic, and with carefully curated use of colour, offering variation, big-scale patterns and a layered palette.’

The Living Room

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.

Nepalese cruisine

Striking traditional artwork will be a feature of Khukuri House which will serve authentic Nepalese cuisine. A vibrant colour palette will transfer to the furnishings and the artwork style of a region called madhabani, characterised by eye-catching geometrical patterns. Subtle room dividers have been influenced by Nepalese fabric dhaka while lighting pays homage to the traditional dress of Nepalese women.

The Amalfi will provide an authentic Italian experience with marble, brass-trimmed floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets, a four-colour tiled floor, up-lit screens and bold splashes of colour with red leather chairs.

Three styles of cabins

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 beautifully embroidered fabrics.

The second group of cabins will incorporate a luxurious, sophisticated colour 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 opulent upholstered headboard.

Finally, the third will be reminiscent of sunset scenes: calming neutral tones, highlighted with warming burnt oranges. A sumptuous, upholstered headboard teamed with layered fabrics, piping and detailed stitching on the soft furnishings will further enhance the space.

The 58,250gt vessels measure 774.3ft in length and have a maximum beam of 102.4ft. Both ships will host 999 guests and 517 crew members.