Saga Cruises’ second newbuild, Spirit of Adventure, which is due to be launched in summer 2020, will boast a selection of speciality restaurants such as Khukuri House, inspired by Gurkha heritage and serving a modern take on Nepalese cuisine.
While the 999-guest Spirit of Adventure will be the same size and shape as sister ship Spirit of Discovery (due to be launched on July 10, 2019), their individual interior designs are expected to create ‘separate identities’ according to David Pickett, Saga Cruises New Build Director.
London design agency AD Associates was appointed to provide the Spirit of Adventure ship's overall design direction.
- The Living Room, which is at the heart of the newbuild, has a bar serving gelato, coffee and cakes during the day as well as cocktails at night. The design is angular with sculptural staircase and full-height artwork.
- Khukuri House features traditional artwork and serves authentic Nepalese cuisine that has been inspired by Gurkha heritage. The vibrant colour palette transfers to the furnishings and artwork style of a region named madhabani, characterised by interesting geometrical patterns. The room dividers have been influenced by the popular Nepalese fabric dhaka. Lighting pays homage to the Nepalese traditional dress.
- The Amalfi is a sophisticated restaurant providing authentic Italian experience. Its design features include a 4-colour tiled floor, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets, up-lit screens and red leather chairs.
- Cabins feature 3 main styles. The first one is calming and garden-like, with elements of the British countryside, pastel green colour palette, and beautifully embroidered fabrics. The second one incorporates luxurious colour palette of greys and dark timbers that are accented with pinks and oranges on the carpet and the furnishings. The third is reminiscent of sunset scenes, with neutral tones and warming burnt oranges.