Shippax Award 2003
Combining a high lanemetre capacity with some of the best cruise ship standard passenger accommodation to be found aboard a ferry, she also offers an outstanding show lounge. The seating arrangement and sight lines to the stage are among the best we have ever seen.
MONT ST. MICHEL
Themed on France's romantic authors and their literature, Les Romantiques is a remarkable and diverse dining experience with a sophisticated atmosphere. Its 20-seat "table d'hotês" and "comptoir des saveurs" features quite literally give an outstanding gastronomic first and last impression of France on the Channel crossing.
The light and bright "Les Calanques" restaurant, located on the upper decks, presents an especially pleasant dining experience by way of its rich decorative scheme and the enormous windows along its starboard wall.
The public areas of this ship offer an unusually great diversity, turning the short trip between Helsinki and Tallinn into a luxury mini-cruise, blending innovative ideas with the true comprehension of a Baltic standard.
Ro-ro Trailer Deck
The straight-forward and near totally unobstructed layout of the large trailer decks, with direct ramp access from the linkspan threshold to the tanktop and upper decks, makes this ship easily adaptable to a variety of cargoes and trades.
The world's first ship to be designed as an ocean-going residence for full-time occupancy. It overcomes the many technical and operational concerns of designing larger full-function residential apartments, as well as creating a diverse range of public rooms and service amenities to meet the entertainment, recreation and day-to-day living needs of the ocean-going community.
The clean-lined appearance with her glassed-in upper decks and the large double height atrium windows bringing these together with the recessed lifeboat deck below, make a compelling study in modern design that is refreshingly different from the emphasis on veranda cabins that sets the pace for most cruise ships.
Although specifically designed for Norwegian Fjord cruising, the creative layout and architecture, emphasising the upper-most decks, shows a viable possibility for new directions in cruise ship layout and design. The forward facing double-height lounge is particularly noteworthy.
By using a full-height glass sliding door directly inside a deck-railing, the accommodation on this river cruiser provides the essence of a luxury veranda cabin on a compact layout where virtually no space is taken up by the veranda itself, which becomes part of the room when needed and at other times is an indoor living space.
As a significantly further development of the original clubship idea, the sundecks on this ship introduce various new features that further create the comfort of a resort, including many extras such as contoured wooden seats with retractable foot rests, and, most notably, the Hemingway Terrace as an oasis of cool relaxation in a tropical veranda setting.
Cruise Ship Entrance
Upon boarding, the passenger is immediately given a compelling foretaste of the Clubship experience as soon as stepping through the pier-level boarding hatch. The pipe-smoking globetrotter mannequin perched atop his suitcase, with his alligator at his feet, sets the informal AIDA tone, with the palms and tent behind, ingeniously concealing the crew accommodation entrance.
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