Abercrombie & Kent is renovating the
largest of its fleet of four Nile cruise ships, the 80-passenger
Sun Boat IV, in an Egyptian-flavored Art Deco style.
With the redesign, A&K is making a departure from its
previous, more subdued style. Before, the Sun Boat IV was done in a
sophisticated mix of creams, beiges and sand tones, said Pamela
Lassers, A&Ks director of media relations. It was much more
neutral in color. Now it uses much bolder colors and all these
Egyptian motifs in a Deco style. It will be a style that makes the
Sun Boat unique.
A&Ks vice chairman, Jorie Butler Kent, is collaborating on
the interior design with Egyptian designer Mohammed Noaman. It will
include floor-to-ceiling windows in the cabins on the main deck,
the bridge deck and the promenade deck, as well as teak flooring in
all the outdoor areas and teak mixed with Egyptian marble on the
floors of the sun deck.
The refurbishments are scheduled to be finished in
To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail
to David Cogswell at[email protected].