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Cruise Vessel Design & Outfit

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As the cruise market continues a torrid pace of growth and expansion, so too grows the num- ber of exhibition and conferences to discuss design and interior out? t of cruise vessels, large and small. In a few months a new expo opens in Hamburg, this one ‘powered by SMM’, the world largest and best shipbuilding exhibition in the world.

hip designers and architects are on suppliers executing their plans pre- one thing; complying with strict safety received during my early career at sea.” experts at merging design and cisely so everything will ? t seamlessly. regulations another. The art of imple- The notion that safety always comes safety on board cruise ships. The At the Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry menting regulatory requirements on ? rst even for designers of cruise ships is

Sconsiderations that make the Global Expo, powered by SMM, which board a cruise ship in an aesthetically more than familiar to Siegfried Schindler difference will be on top of the agenda will take place from September 11-13 pleasing way will be the subject of a and Kai Bunge, the founders and Man- of the Marine Interiors specialist panel 2019 in parallel with Seatrade Europe – panel discussion titled “How to design to aging Directors of Partner Ship Design. discussions during the Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention at comply” at Marine Interiors. The panel “The basics for a safe ship are created conference program. the Hamburg Messe fair complex, de- will be moderated by David McCarthy, during the early concept development

To make sure that cruise passengers signers can ? nd top-ranking suppliers. Marine Projects & Communications Di- stage. will feel comfortable in every respect, From light installations to chinaware, rector at AD Associates. McCarthy has The ? rst step is to subdivide the ship designers and architects leave nothing through to custom-manufactured coffee nearly 25 years of professional experi- into ? re zones and watertight partitions. to chance when designing ship interiors. tables, the exhibitors at the new Ma- ence in hospitality, cruise operations, Planning the escape routes and the life-

Based on the shipowner’s suggestions rine Interiors fair cover the entire value ship newbuilding and renovation. His boat positions is the second step, mate- they develop restaurants, bars, suites chain. advice to future ship designers: “Go and rial selection the third,” says Schindler. and spas down to the tiniest detail. But experience things, touch the materials, Appropriate safety certi? cates must when it comes to implementing their Fancy & Safe and take in the ambience with all your be provided for all materials used on a concepts, the designers always depend Finding competent project partners is senses. This was a great piece of advice I ship: They are subject to the IMO’s SO- 34 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2019

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