Germany: Blohm Voss Shipyard Finishes Redesign Works on Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity

 

One Hamburg shipyard, two weeks, several talented designers, 500+ international staffers, 606 crew, and $25 million. Such are the ingredients for the ultra-luxurious redesign of Crystal Cruises’ largest ship, Crystal Serenity. Just completed after a round-the-clock remodel at Germany’s Blohm + Voss shipyard, the dry dock was the company’s longest ever. All 535 staterooms, retail centers, outdoor pool deck, corridors and other spaces received a dazzling facelift, in addition to general sprucing of the entire outside and inside of the vessel.

In the past year and a half, we have invested well over $50 million in our ships,” says Crystal Cruises’ President Gregg Michel. “The striking new spaces serve as a stunning backdrop to the incomparable service and choices that always characterize a Crystal vacation.”

Interior designer, Keith Rushbrook, principal at the Toronto-based II BY IV Design Associates summarizes the vision: “We wanted modern classic elegance. We wanted Fifth Avenue – crème de la crème New York-inspired living and retail spaces that people love and look forward to spending time in.”

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Source: CrystalCruises, May 25, 2011