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sive experience in this sector). Cruise travelers are saving their Zen for excursions, which
tend to be less about beaches and partying and more about meaningful experiences such as
cultural immersion or volun-tourism. It's the ship itself that has to provide the pyrotechnics.
Expect to have to create the unexpected. Passengers don't want to just see different
worlds; they want to be part of them. Look for more over-the-top offers such as the open-air
laser tag arena aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL's) Encore, the largest venue of its kind
ever to hit the water, according to the Miami-based cruise line. It will take over the entire
back of the ship when it makes its maiden voyage this fall. It's designed to resemble the lost
city of Atlantis and is built around the twists and turns of the giant tentacles of the fanciful
sea creature emerging from its center. Gamers can also uncover hidden treasure among ruin
replicas throughout the arena by using augmented reality.
Another major change is that design and operations drama doesn't just happen in public
spaces. "The demand for design that integrates technology has soared in the past five years,"
Bucci points out, citing client Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's (RCCL's) virtual balcony for
inboard staterooms as one example. Floor-to-ceiling HD display screens are affixed to the
wall and give passengers real-time views of the sights and sounds outside (either from a
digital camera mounted on the ship's bridge or one on the rear of it).
Technology is just one part of the mind- (and feed-) blowing stays on tap. Royal Caribbean's
Ultimate Family Suite debuted aboard the Symphony of the Seas-its largest ship to date-late
last year. Bucci and her team made sure the 1,200-sq.ft., double height volume wasn't just the
stuff of any six-year-old's wildest dreams. It also had to be private and sophisticated for adults,
with a color palette that pops but isn't gimmicky or themed. The star of the show is obvious: a
slide that divides the spaces but also blends with the triadic colors. Small touches include the
hydraulic system (with integrated TV screens and LED lights no less) in the children's bunk
beds that allows kids to transform them into a sofa without the help of an adult.
4 The Ultimate Family Suite
aboard RCCL's Symphony of the
Seas offers spaces and tools
for adults and children to enjoy
both separately and together.

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5 A bright, engaging color palette Inside
RCCL's Ultimate Family Suite excites but
doesn't overwhelm, prompting meaningful
interactions-especially when sliding from
bedroom to living room.

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Boutique Design - June 2019
Contents
From the Editor
The Buzz
Heroes And Mavericks: Fierce Friends
Fun Pass
Queens Of London
Go Small, Go Home
Products: Flooring
Products: Seating
Exit Interview
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