For this first-in-class vessel, we departed from the conventions of the cruise-ship aesthetic to create a fresher look and feel based on the flair of a modern, luxury hotel, with the use of elegant and contemporary elements.
Exemplary of this approach is the New York-style restaurant aft of deck 7. Named after the river that separates Jersey City from Manhattan, Hudson’s is an upmarket venue offering 280-degree views from the stern of the ship for the 462 seats. The open, airy space is decorated in contrasting bright and deep-blue tones, with golden finishes reflecting the natural light that enters through sloping floor-to-ceiling windows.
Aft of the back stairs on deck 8 is The Local, a casual venue comprising a starboard bar and a restaurant on the port side. In the bar, cool blue lighting from behind the counter contrasts with the warm, earthy tones of the seating area, and multicoloured mosaic tiling and wood-panel flooring converge at straight and diagonal angles in the centre. Sharing the warm palette of the bar seating area, the restaurant brings together boldly coloured upholstery with subdued wood and brick finishes.
Comprising a total of three lobbies, four lift towers and fourteen lifts, the forward and aft public stairs share a consistent look and feel, featuring straight lines, marble flooring, stylish stone finishes with metal detailing and deep-blue tones reflected in the mirror elements and chandeliers. Spanning lift to lift, the impressive chandeliers form a fluid, wavy shape that appears to change depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
Adjacent to the lobbies are the public toilets, which maintain the modern hotel style. The aesthetic is sophisticated and clean, with wooden and stone finishing. Contributing to the elegant look are a reflective wall with metal inserts, slate floor tiles arranged in an irregular pattern and crystal pendants that produce fascinating reflections. In line with post-pandemic hygiene standards, the integrated sinks include touchless taps, soap dispensers and dryers.
- Client: Norwegian Cruise Line
- Shipyard: Fincantieri
- Start: 2017
- Finish: 2022
- Tonnage: 142.500
- Passengers: 3250
- Crew: 1388
YSA DESIGN RESPONSIBILITIES
- Hudson restaurant
- The Local restaurant
- Public stairs & lift lobbies
- Public toilets