Morgan – Crystal Serenity


Morgan, the design-led British furniture manufacturer, has supplied a range of superb seating for the award-winning Crystal Serenity cruise ship. Described by many, including readers of Condenast Traveller, as the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, the liner has recently undergone a $17million redesign. Among the facilities to be enjoyed by passengers are courtyard dining with lush green planting and a retractable roof that opens to the stars, a poolside ice-cream bar, spa with ocean views, big screen cinema theatre, casino, and a driving range and putting green with resident golf professional.

Sophisticated interior design and high quality fittings are features of the accommodation onboard the Crystal Serenity, with the style blending Hollywood glamour with Fifth Avenue elegance. Furniture pieces from the Seville, Hampton, Como, Siena, and City collections from Morgan all take pride of place within the Crystal Penthouse Suites. Alongside plush bedding with full height headboards, comfort in the master bedroom extends to an armchair and footstool from Morgan. The chair is the fully upholstered Hampton 551T armchair with elegant button back detail and show wood base, combined with a Como 411 low footstool in matching upholstery.

The 1,345 square-foot, butler-serviced Penthouses are inspired by the classic flats in London and the sophisticated style of Manhattan and include a separate living room. A combination of Hampton three-seat sofas, Seville 750 high backed wing chairs, some with classic nail trim detail 752N, Como 411 low footstools and sumptuous Siena 466T ottomans with top stitching detail in bespoke sizes are arranged together into attractive and inviting groups. Surrounding the circular glass dining table in the Crystal Penthouse Suites are 532 City chairs designed by the Morgan Studio, upholstered in pristine white fabric.


Perched high above the waves on Deck 12, the Lido Café with its popular indoor / outdoor dining has been extended and totally designed. Custom-built food islands, clad with mosaic, ensure the freshest offerings to tempt diners are all on display, including a live open bakery. Seating is the original Oslo collection from Morgan. A bespoke version of the 121A timber-framed dining chair was designed with an upholstered inside back and distinctive ladder back on the outside, plus a version in Iroko species timber for the outside terrace seating. Upholstered in rich tones of denim blue and ochre, the seating evokes an elegantly casual southern Californian ambiance.
Morgan worked with London design studio, Adfecto, on the Lido Café and Toronto-based designers, IIBYIV, for the Penthouses Suites. Morgan is proud to have been working with Crystal Cruises now for several years, supplying furniture to previous upgrades on the Crystal Serenity and also the Crystal Symphony cruise ship.

The cruise sector is a highly successful market for Morgan thanks to their ability to apply the Marine Quality Mark to produce attractive and practical furniture pieces of unsurpassed quality which fully conform to Marine Contract standards and IMO for upholstery materials.
Morgan is recognised for its exemplary eco-credentials, a fact independently endorsed by the ISO14001 environmental standard. All products are manufactured in a low energy consuming factory, using sustainable FSC timber, top quality CMHR foams and non rusting fittings.


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