Marina is only 45 days from her debut and she is shaping up quickly and beautifully. It is truly remarkable how quickly areas of the ship are being transformed. One day, you have exposed steel and wires hanging from the ceiling and 24 to 48 hours later, the room is all but finished.
I wanted to provide our loyal readers and guests with a photo update from the shipyard so that you can see how much progress has been made in the last few weeks.
They are laying the carpet in the Reception Hall and on the Grand Staircase.
The Casino Bar is coming along nicely. When you see the finished space, you will really be “wowed”. The chandelier only hints at what to expect from this room.
These are the beautiful wine display cases inside the entrance to the Grand Dining Room.
The elegance of the Grand Dining Room is really begining to shine through.
A detail shot of one of the beautiful fluted wall sconces.
One of the smaller, individual chandeliers being hung.
This is Jacques. The flooring is antique French Oak that was reclaimed from an old barn we came across near Lyons, Jacques’ hometown. This is the first time anyone has ever gone such an unorthodox route in terms of flooring on a ship. The yard and the architetcts were somewhat stunned that we wanted to do this but I am glad we did as it adds to the authenticity of the restaurant.
They are in the midst of unpacking all of the chairs for Red Ginger. I am going to bet that this restaurant will be the most stunning of them all. When the lighting is set to the proper levels and the tables are set, it will be a visual feast.
There will be more to come in the next post – including the Terrace Cafe, the Culinary Center, Artist Loft and the Canyon Ranch Spa Club.