Crystal Cruises this week unveiled a living wall aboard Crystal Symphony, touting it as the “world’s first living wall at sea.”
Royal Caribbean might object to the claim.
Each of the line’s Oasis-class ships — Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas — features living walls as part of its Central Park, a foliage-filled neighborhood nod to NYC’s famed venue.
A comparison of the living walls:
Symphony’s wall, which measures 37.7 feet long and 7.9 feet high, is made of indoor plants that replicate a world map.
Passengers on Symphony will find the living wall on Deck 11, in the ship’s Trident Grill.
In Central Park, two living walls on each ship stand five decks high and measure 25 feet across. The walls, one each on port and starboard, comprise ferns and a mix of flowering vines.
Central Park is located at midship on Deck 8.
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