Atlas Ocean Voyages’ new, 200 pax ‘World Traveler’ has been designed to evoke the aesthetic of a luxurious coastal vacation home or superyacht, the company claimed.
The vessel was designed by Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec of Portuguese-based Oitoemponto.
“The designers have done an amazing job of capturing the spirit and atmosphere of a high-end, mega yacht or residential estate,” said James Rodriguez, Atlas’ President and CEO. “There is not a space on ‘World Traveller’ that has not been touched by design.”
From rich, blue and white fabrics to sumptuous, custom-made furnishings with hints of terracotta, green and slate, the ship’s décor is warm and inviting, yet sophisticated and stylish, the company said.
Furniture and lighting have been strategically placed to evolve during the voyage. For example, there are small nooks and many tables for two, which are often preferred by couples. But as the voyage ensues, the spaces can be changed to accommodate parties of six or more.
“’World Traveller’ was conceived to celebrate ‘La Dolce Vita’ (the sweet life) of cruising aboard a luxurious private yacht,” Oitoemponto’s Miranda said. “Our intent was to design a visually stunning ship, but at the same time, to offer a very high standard of comfort for the guests.”
As for the accommodation, corridors were conceptualised to create a dramatic effect before entering suites and staterooms, which are concealed behind a navy blue, leather-clad door.
‘World Traveller’s’ accommodation suites all have ocean views, while nearly 90% have verandas. Four Navigator Suites (466 sq ft) and two Discovery Suites (445 sq ft) feature two closets, flat-screen TV in both the living area and bedroom, double vanities, and a separate water closet. Navigator Suites also have a bathtub.
Four Journey Suites are available measuring 382 sq ft. All 10 suite verandas are furnished with sun loungers, teak chairs, and a table.
The ship’s Horizon staterooms (269 sq ft) feature a floor-to-ceiling glass wall with an upper panel that slides open to make the entire room feel like veranda – a concept first developed by parent-company Mystic Invest Holdings for its river cruise boats.
All of the suites and staterooms are fitted with the requisite technological conveniences, including a large, flat-screen TV, providing live and on-demand television, movie, music, and audio programming, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for tablets and smartphones.
Moreover, the designers have strategically placed USB ports and electric (110V and 220V) outlets throughout, so guests can recharge their phone or tablet while working at the desk, relaxing in the sitting area, or lounging in bed.