CLIA Europe celebrates “interior” revolution in cruising

CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s euro cruise industry, celebrates the “interior” revolution cruising has been going through in the last years. It is easy to overlook what goes on in the inside of a cruise ship when one is used to seeing the world’s shipyards continuously deliver impressive, beautiful, state of the art cruise ships. And yet, the amount of time, resources and imagination cruise lines put into the interior design of their ships is by no means less impressive.
Royal Caribbean International - Oasis of the Seas - Vitality Seas
Indeed, many cruise lines now work with world-renowned hospitality designers to ensure a beautiful atmosphere indoors, recognising that ambience is an essential part of the cruise experience.
This internal revolution does not stop at the common areas and public spaces. Passengers can also enjoy the latest design trends in the cabins that they occupy. Some of the newest cruise ships include two-level loft suites that will make anyone believe that they are in downtown Manhattan. You will have to look at the incredible sea views through the double-height windows to realise where you are!
Royal Caribbean International - Allure of the Seas - Latin nightclub
River cruise ships, whose popularity in Europe continues to increase, are also a part of this revolution. Due to their small sizes, the trend is to maximize the available space to the maximum so as to deliver one-of-a-kind luxury boutique yet spacious cruise ships. River cruise ships now feature beautiful large staterooms and two-story lobbies, glass elevators, twin balconies, swimming pools…even cascading waterfalls!