Oceania Cruises to feature Lalique staircase on new Marina
Oceania Cruises has requested that Lalique, the famous French designers of crystal and jewellery, to design a grand stairway for the reception area of its new cruise ship, Marina.
The dramatic Lalique Grand Staircase will feature double curved staircases and balcony with balustrades of crystal medallions and scrolled iron. Six crystal pillars rising from the landing adorn the two-story, glass elevator surround and a mahogany handrail complements the stairway.
At the bottom of the staircase and acting as a dramatic centrepiece – is Lalique’s highly prestigious Cactus table surrounded by etched crystal screens. A delicate and striking Lalique vase, with fresh flower display, will sit on top the table.
“The Grand Staircase is an icon aboard all the ships of Oceania Cruises” stated Bob Binder, president of Oceania Cruises “and a signature element of our brand. It is only fitting that Marina, being the design masterpiece that she is, will welcome her guests with this magnificent two-story display of the world’s finest artistry and craftsmanship.”
Lalique sculptures and crystal accessories will also be displayed throughout the ship as part of Marina’s multi-million dollar art collection.
The 1,258-guest Marina has been purposefully designed to carry discerning travellers to the world’s most alluring ports in elegance and style. Crystal, rich woods, marble and granite, wool carpets and lustrous leathers adorn public rooms. Facilities include 10 dining venues – six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants, an array of bars and lounges, a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs.
Inaugural itineraries for Oceania Cruises Marina will be revealed in the coming weeks.