Tapping Tihany For Costa Newbuilds

Costa Cruises appoints Adam Tihany to supervise the design of its LNG-powered newbuilds.

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Stern view of Costa newbuild.
Stern view of LNG-powered Costa newbuild.

Costa Cruises has announced today that Adam Tihany will be the Creative Director for its two LNG-powered 180,000-gt, 6,600-passenger newbuilds to be built by Meyer Werft’s Turku shipyard.  New York-based Tihany received wide acclaim for his first seagoing commissions, which include the Santiago Calatrava-inspired dining rooms aboard Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class ships. He has since been busy at work on the Seabourn newbuilds and Holland America’s Pinnacle Class ships, which includes the 99,500-gt KONINGSDAM, set to debut in April.

Adam Tihany aboard the CELEBRITY SOLSTICE. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2008.

As Creative Director, Tihany will oversee “an elite group of designers to execute the vision for the next generation of ships inspired by ‘Italy’s Finest’.”

“It is a rare honor to narrate a design story from the director’s chair,” Tihany said. “The fact that this opportunity creates a partnership with Costa Cruises is all the more extraordinary. The phrase ‘Italy’s Finest’ not only describes the design concept, but wholly embodies the Costa brand.”

According to the press release, “The layout of the new ships will reflect comments and suggestions from Costa guests, creating a more efficient use of the ships’ space and ultimately an enhanced onboard experience for guests.”

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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