It was the first cruise for Peter Maddison of TV series Grand Designs Australia – and he loved it.
“The ship is like a city. The focus is on the user experience. Staff members are always on their toes and the upbeat vibe is infectious.
“There’s such a sense of anticipation as passengers head to their next port,” he says of his four-day Singapore to Bangkok cruise on Majestic Princess.
But it wasn’t just the vibe he enjoyed. Peter was onboard to film a special Grand Designs piece on the ship’s architecture, and when Cruise Passenger spoke to him, he was full of praise for the style of the ship, with her curved corners and fluid lines.
He was particularly impressed with how the ship reinvents the architecture of the restaurants and activities when it tailors itself to different markets, and he was blown away by the SeaWalk, a cantilevered glass walkway 39 metres above the ocean on level 16 which extends 8.5 metres beyond the edge of the ship.
As well as creating a video on the ship’s design, the Melbourne-based architect was also commissioned to create content about Auckland and Singapore, two of their most popular cruise destinations.
His documentary on the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which he described as “strident and distinctive” and the lotus flower-shaped Artscience Museum in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands will be screened onboard Majestic Princess.
They can be seen at the link below at the Princess website from Monday.
During his four days on Majestic he interviewed the captain, spoke to many of the 450 chefs, attended the theatre shows and had all the exciting experiences a passenger would.
He now appreciates why cruising has become so popular among Australians: “You don’t have to worry about a thing. Everything is organised for you.”
The Majestic Princess video and destinations videos will be available from Monday to watch on the Princess website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.