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Crystal Cruises unveils first 'living wall' at sea

Crystal Cruises unveils first 'living wall' at sea
18 Sep 2012

Travellers sailing on Crystal Cruises' 922-guest ship Crystal Symphony can see what the operator describes as the world's first self-contained, free-standing 'living wall' at sea.

Designed and created by UK-based ANS Group Europe, the wall features a selection of indoor plants arranged in the image of the world map.

The exhibit is 11.5 metres long and 2.4 metres high and is on display in an alfresco area at the Trident Grill, an eatery located on Crystal Symphony's 11th deck.

A team of onboard florists will be responsible for the maintenance of the wall.

Alexandra Don, Crystal Cruises' vice president for hotel design and services, said the company wanted to create a focal point that was 'contemporary and visually stunning', in keeping with its traditional focus on design.

'The end result is a living wall that brings the Trident Grill to life and serves as an eye-catching backdrop to the incomparable service and choices that always characterise a Crystal holiday,' she added.

Crystal Symphony passengers can make the most of the other amenities available onboard, such as the Prego Italian restaurant and the Seahorse swimming pool and Jacuzzi area.

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