Second new ship to feature ‘bold and adventurous’ style plus a Nepalese speciality restaurant inspired by Gurkha heritage
New artist’s impressions of Saga Cruises’ second new ship Spirit of Adventure which launches in summer 2020 reveal a confident, bold and adventurous style – with a selection of speciality restaurants including Khukuri House, a restaurant serving a modern take on traditional Nepalese cuisine that has been inspired by Gurkha heritage.
While 999-passenger Spirit of Adventure will be the same shape and size as sister ship 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.
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.
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.