Marella Explorer – Latitude & Vista

Project Overview

  • LocationMarella Explorer
  • ClientMarella Cruises
  • Electrical ContractorSeaKing
  • Main ContractorTrimline
  • Duration4 weeks
  • CompletionOct-21

Latitude and Vista serve as the main, table service restaurants for the Marella Explorer. An attractive, highly flexible venue bathed in natural light from striking floor-to-ceiling windows.

At the end of 2021, the restaurant underwent an extensive 4-week refit that included a complete overhaul over the restaurants functional and decorative lighting. In direct collaboration with Marella and the hugely talented outfitting teams at Trimline, GDS proposed to re-purpose the venues existing cabling to achieve some quite stunning visual, and environmental results.

Solutions Provided

GDS undertook a detailed lighting survey that allowed us to provide the client with a comprehensive lighting proposal. Monthly running costs, energy consumption, carbon savings, and payback were all detailed to the penny and demonstrated quite remarkable results.

The restaurants CO² saving of 130 tonnes annually is an astounding outcome, way above and beyond savings offered by locally driven LEDs. Intuitive reporting, ease of access, and re-purposed legacy cabling make this one of the most intelligent, and economical lighting installations at sea. Surpassing the performance of even the newest vessels, and offering substantial reductions in installation, and running cost.

GDS’ Puppis fixtures provide beautifully rendered white light throughout the space. The Orion and Atlas fixtures from our new Harmony Series add a splash of colour, giving the ship the flexibility to effortlessly transform the space for a variety of events and occasions.

"'The environmental impact of these upgrades is significant, and we are seeing some incredible results across multiple fleets. 'Re-lamping to LED is an efficient option, but we're now able to go so much further. Our technology allows us to present efficiency gains way beyond what was previously possible as well as significant improvements in reliability, maintenance, and reporting."

Alan Colquhoun

Head of Marine Development (GDS Pioneering Light)