Welcome to the September CSI+ Community Round-up.

We’d like to give a warm welcome to new members; Euro Resin SolutionsShield ServicesCubik³ Innenarchitekten GmbHCrypton Fabrics and Akula Living.

We also welcomed some new VIP Members this month:

  • Stijn – VP, Hotel Operations and Product Development at Windstar Cruises
  • Philip – Hotel Technical Superintendent at Windstar Cruises
  • Diane – Manager, Technical Sourcing – Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Shipbuilding at Carnival Corporation
  • Linh – Manager Interior Assets at Holland America
  • Benjamin – Superintendent Hotel Projects & Operational Support at Carnival Maritime

Don’t forget to join the CSI+ LinkedIn group – you’ll be able to stay up-to-date with the latest news AND I welcome you to share your case studies, projects and new products into this group, too.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Claudia & Gia, your CSI+Team.

CSI+ Community Stories

Estonian Marine and Manufacturing Initiative

Estonian Marine and Manufacturing Initiative, EMI for short, consistently sets the bar in business – fact. EMI follows a strict business procedure that allows for all furniture to be quality checked prior to shipping. EMI, alongside The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and SMC Design, took the time to inspect the quality of furniture, and as expected, amazing results!

EMI were successfully able to produce and ship out furniture that fulfilled each vision SMS Design had. Talk about hitting the nail on the head!


Spa area built by EMI, commissioned by SMS Design
Project area completed by EMI

Agua Fabrics

Introducing VerdEco, Agua Fabric’s new sustainable upholstery fabric. The new performance upholstery fabric uses 100 percent recycled yarn and zero water in its production, is fire-retardant Crib 5/IMO, Phthalate Free, REACH Compliant, and bleach cleanable!


Green two-seater sofa and blue single-seater designed using Agua Fabric's materials.
Indoor furniture designed and created using Agua Fabric’s new sustainable fabric

Robos Contract Furniture

Norwegian Cruise Line just debuted their brand-new cruise ship, Prima, at the side of the mighty furnishing hand, Robos. Built at the Fincantieri S.p.A., in Italy, the new ship can serve up to 3,900 guests – talk about pushing the boat out!

Robos took the time to pitch, present, and assemble each item on board Prima. Their luxury furniture can be found at every corner, from the Haven restaurant, to the pool areas and splash academy.


Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Prima’ upper deck restaurant view, completed using Robos’ outdoor furniture

Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s commitment to environmental protection is part of a broader sustainability initiative by parent company, Carnival Corporation, which recently released its 12th annual sustainability report.

The report details key initiatives and progress made in 2021 toward 2030 sustainability goals and 2050 aspirations in six core areas of focus: climate action, circular economy, sustainable tourism, good health and well-being, biodiversity and conservation, and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Breakdown of Holland America Lines sustainability initiatives in infographic format.
Holland America Line’s sustainability initiatives


Just days after Prima was debuted, Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) set the brand-new Norwegian Viva assail from Marghera, Venice. The ship is the second of six Prima Class ships, and invites 3,215 guests onboard per trip.

Fincantieri based the Prima Class ships on a prototype project that unified and solidified the company’s core messages: freedom, flexibility, innovative guest experience, energy efficiency and sustainability at sea.


Norwegian Cruise Line's Viva in dry dock
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Viva ready to set sail

Euro Resin Solutions

ERS Marine have recently installed the latest standard in combination flooring that utilizes acoustic damping technology with an A60 fire-rated system, all with a total depth of less than 40mm! This passenger gym area was completed on the vessel during its limited refit period in Cadiz.


Shiny blue flooring on lower cruise deck
Flooring project completed by Euro Resin Solutions

Cruise Conversations 

This month we published our latest Member exclusive white paper ‘Supply Chain – Supply, Demand and the Unforeseen’. If you haven’t yet had a read, we encourage you to take a look. This white paper covers some of the challenges the cruise interiors industry is currently experiencing in the wake of covid and offers some practical solutions for buyers and suppliers.

Logo of Cruise Conversations white paper
Cruise Conversations’ White Paper on Supply Chain


Humans evolved according to the solar day – sunrise for work, sunset for bed. But, due to our busy lifestyles, we tend to ignore our circadian rhythms and rely on unnatural light sources to stretch our working hours. BrainLit explains that insufficient light can disrupt sleep quality, cognitive performance and physical performance – this is why BioCentric Lighting was developed.

BrainLit designed BioCentric Lighting to restore balance and harmony in daily lives. Whether it’s from offices, to cruise ships, BrainLit has the technology to change moods, boost morale, improve attention, memory and concentration, and reduce stress.

Cartoon of woman reading with yellow light reflecting her, representing biocentric lighting
BrainLit’s infographic of biocentric lighting


It’s no surprise to us that a collaboration between four CSI+ Members led to a design this outstanding… This sensational crystal glass fixture was manufactured and installed by Cristallux GmbH on Norwegian Cruise Line’s  latest new build, Prima.

The fixtures design itself was envisioned by YSA Design, who used no less than 19,000 individual crystals; each fixture varies in “wave design and height, depending on deck, with a total length of up to +5 metres”. This beautiful chandelier can be found in Prima’s lobby lift, click the link below to see more of the photographs Alexander Rudolph captured of this stunning piece.


Blue crystals make up long ceiling of the chandelier, above three lifts.
Norwegian Prima’s lobby chandelier, designed by Cristallux

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