Saga Cruises’ second new ship will feature a ‘bold and adventurous’ style plus a Nepalese speciality restaurant inspired by Gurkha heritage, the cruise line has announced.
Spirit of Adventure is scheduled for delivery in summer 2020 and will feature a selection of new speciality restaurants including Khukuri House, a restaurant serving a modern take on traditional Nepalese cuisine that has been inspired by Gurkha heritage.
The 999-passenger ship will be a sister ship to Spirit of Discovery (launching July, 2019) with an identical external design, but her interior décor, created by London design agency AD Associates, will create ‘separate identities’ says Saga’s New Build Director David Pickett.
“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,” he said. “Thanks to her bold and striking interiors, Spirit of Adventure will be a true representation of the best of British innovation and flair.”
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.
Striking traditional artwork will be a feature of Khukuri House which will serve authentic Nepalese cuisine inspired by Gurkha heritage.
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.
This refined and sophisticated space will provide an authentic Italian experience from the moment guests step inside the restaurant. Design features include 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.
Spirit of Adventure’s accomodations 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.