Crystal Cruises' Crystal Symphony is Home to the First Living Wall at Sea

Crystal Cruises unveiled the world’s first self-contained, free-standing living wall at sea, created and crafted by UK-based ANS Group Europe. ANS Group Europe spent two days installing the living wall on the 922-guest Crystal Symphony as the ship sailed from Portland to Dover to complete its 11-night “British Isle Brilliance” voyage.

Designed for an al fresco area in the ship’s Deck 11 Trident Grill, the living wall uses a selection of indoor plants to display a world map.  The living wall is 37.7 feet long and 7.9 feet high and will receive regular maintenance by Crystal Symphony’s onboard team of florists.

A living wall is a vertical garden that is pre-planted in panels and then attached to the wall or facade of a building. Plants stay intact in their vertical positions because their root structures are anchored in two to four inches of soil kept within the panel.

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