Marella Discovery – Glass House

Project Overview

  • Location:Cruise Ship
  • Client:Marella Cruises
  • Main Contractor:The Deluxe Group
  • Electrical Contractor:South Coast Electrical Solutions
  • Completion:May-21

The Marella Discovery has recently undergone a significant refurbishment at the Isle of Portland to revamp the ‘The Glass House’, an a-la-carte restaurant and indoor pool area. The Greco-Roman style has been replaced by a modern beach club vibe. GDS worked directly with Marella’s Hotel Refurbishment, and Product Development teams to develop a complete lighting solution for the entire space. From concept and lighting design, all the way through to manufacturing, project management, and commissioning.

Solutions Provided

In close partnership with the teams at Marella, The Deluxe Group, and South Coast Electrical, GDS have delivered on the promise of adding value with light. The ship now boasts unrivalled efficiency, reliability and control from their lighting arrangement. An array of custom feature fittings with RGBW capability, complemented by discreet downlights and seamless LED strip throughout. The Glass House refurbishment provides a unique onboard experience for customers whether enjoying a poolside drink during the day, or dining in the evening. The lighting is effortlessly customisable for a variety of events, occasions and experiences

"It was great to work with GDS for the first time on this project and bring an exciting new lighting design concept to the Cruise Industry. From start to finish we collaborated with GDS to devise the best way to incorporate their lighting design into our joinery items. This resulted in creating an energy-efficient and high-end product for the end client. We look forward to working with GDS again on future projects."

Lee Horsfall

Project Manager (Deluxe Group)