Windows inside residences

Are there any windows inside the residences?

The RU1.1 Discover internal units are intended to have a virtual window so you can wake up to the view in your current location by viewing CCTV virtual reality TV of a “live” display of our outside surroundings.

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Can the ceiling height accommodate a ceiling fan?

No. It won’t be needed because there is air conditioning with a fan and you can set the temperature to whatever you’d like. You’ll have full environmental control so there’s no real need to have an extra fan or a heater – you just choose the temperature you want in the room.

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What are the ceiling heights in the residences?

The ceiling heights depend on the unit type but are quite similar. The lowest height will be around 2.20 meters in the RU1, and the highest will be 2.35 meters in the RU5. Bear in mind that in a normal cruise ship, the deck head clearance is normally around 2.05 meters, 2.10 at most.

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Will the water be soft on the ship for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry facilities?

The water that’s on board will be taken on from different ports most of the time, so it really depends on what the softness of the water is that we pick up. The water will be sanitized after bunkering to USPH standards. It will be as safe as in the US. When we’re at sea, we make our own water using a reverse osmosis system which has a very small amount of residual salt in it. That is soft water. There will also be an upgrade option available to have additional water filtration in the units.

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Sound and insulation, regarding neighboring noise, TV, music, etc.

Cruise ships are generally designed as more of a hotel so the insulation and the panelling between units is not always as effective as you would expect in an apartment. This is of very high importance for us. As a first stage, we’ve got Lloyds Classification involved in the design of the building of the ship. They are going to class the ship, which means they’ll set standards to the shipyard in a number of aspects on how the ship should be built. One of their standards has to do with noise vibration. MV Narrative is being built to the “comfort class” standards. We have lots of ways to apply the highest standard of comfort class that there is to this ship. We’ve also asked the shipyard to look at minimizing both structural and airborne noise and vibration transfer between the units. We’ve discussed a number of systems available to minimize that. Our noise requirements are very stringent.

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What are the kitchen facilities in each residence?

Every home will have a refrigerator, whether it’s a wine fridge or a regular fridge, it’s your choice. It will also have a coffee machine or you can upgrade to an espresso machine. And there’ll be an option to have a built-in microwave (in some units) and a toaster as well if you want those items. There are also some other appliances to choose from, depending on the size of the unit of course.

Will residences have a small bar sink?

The kitchenette depends on the size of the unit. The smaller units RU1-2 don’t have a sink in the mini bar, but the larger units RU3-5 do.

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Is there any regulation for furniture if a resident would want to bring one in their unit?

All furnishings, built-ins, and fixtures need to meet the stringent requirements imposed on us by the classification society. These are controlled by regulations such as SOLAS and others for the safety of all residents, guests and crew. This includes fire retardation of the materials and other considerations that do not apply to private land residences.

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Murphy Bed Options

When the murphy bed is still in its upright position, there are two options residents can choose from to furnish the area beneath.

  • Sofa
  • Desk

Recliner chair subject to space availability and feasibility.

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Climate Control within Residences

Each residence is equipped with a personal thermostat to control the heating and air conditioning for your comfort level.

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Electrical Outlets and USB

All residences have been designed with both modern and future electrical needs in mind – featuring plenty of electrical outlets, climate control, music, adjustable mood lighting and other comfort features.

The onboard voltage standard is 110 Volt (North American) service.

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Residential Soundproofing

Residences are exceptionally well insulated between one another to ensure peace and quiet can always be found at home.

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