T+L Design Awards 2011
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Epic Studios
Designed by Priestmangoode
Geared to younger, solo travelers, Norwegian Cruise Line’s 128 Studio staterooms on the new Norwegian Epic are crisp but cozy, with soft, padded-leather surrounds for the beds, everything-in-its-place efficiency, and one-way portholes that look onto the ship’s interior corridors, where the lighting changes relative to the time of day. Many of the rooms interconnect, so singles sailing with friends are easily accommodated, and the generously scaled Studio Lounge provides communal space exclusive to occupants of Studio staterooms. From $899, single occupancy, for a seven-day cruise.
From the Jury
“Single cabins are an opportunity for this industry to blossom.” —Norma Kamali