30 Jun '15, 12am
A Star is Born: Viking Cruises Celebrates the Launch of the World's Newest Luxury Ship
The Scandinavian décor pays homage to the ship’s Nordic heritage; the design for the two-deck Explorers’ Lounge was inspired by ancient Viking navigators. It features images of star constellations, antique globes and seating with pelts. The holistic spa includes a hydrotherapy pool and the first Snow Room at sea. It also boasts materials inspired by Scandinavian nature such as Swedish limestone and black slate, juniper and teak wood details, recycled and etched opaque glass, and cast iron. In the Wintergarden, blonde wood “trees” stretch their branches up to the glass ceiling, forming a lattice canopy over a serene space where guests can enjoy afternoon tea service. And in the Viking Living Room, a geometric garden was inspired by the wild lichen of Norway’s Finse Mountain Plateau.