Briant Curtaining Limited have sent their Director Warren to the distant shores of Singapore in November, working with Mivan Limited and P & O Cruises Briant’s were tasked with the job of supplying and installing new Curtains and Blinds for the Waterfront Restaurant on the Pacific Jewel as well as many other areas.
The Pacific Jewel formerly the Ocean Village II, was renovated in Singapore and consequently renamed the Pacific Jewel, the newly named Pacific Jewel will operate out of Sydney Harbour and will invite the Australian Market to visit some of the many amazing islands that surround Australia as well as visiting New Zealand.
Briant’s were tasked the job of renovating the soft furnishings of several key function rooms as well as 38 cabins.
The Waterfront was the main part of the project, the Restaurant comprised of 33 windows, 12 banquet seating with backdrop curtains, 2 curved wall curtains, 2 screenings for lift areas, this whole area hosted over 500 meters of fabric.
We were tasked with the job of offering a soft and decorative dressing to the windows and backdrops to soften the overall appearance of the Restaurant, these backdrops were complimented with colour lighting which could be changed to give different feels to the rooms.
The Salt Grill was another restaurant which offered fine dining, this is the restaurant of Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan, he is the first Celebrity Chef for P & O Cruises. This ultimate experience was elegantly dressed with the curtains that we manufactured and installed.
The Cafe followed the theme of Chocolate, the menu offered comprised of the infamous Chocolate Ravioli to the perfect Espresso. This needed a simple solution which was wooden Venetian blinds and you guessed it, they were in a chocolate colour.
The market that the Pacific Jewel is focused on is for the party cruisers, 38 of the cabins were stripped out to make way for specially designed bunk beds that could host 4 people in one cabin. Because of these works there was no place for full length curtains, so Briant’s had to take on the task of altering these to sill height. We sent our own sewing machine to the ship so that we could alter these professionally whilst onboard.
As well as these works we were also had works to carry out in the Nightclub, a relatively simple project that simply required sheers to cover up the speakers.
With works on a Cruise Liner every day present another challenge, there were several areas that needed further dressings in the windows, so we arranged for some to be made and sent to Sydney prior to our arrival there so that we could install before leaving.
The arrival into Sydney saw us greeted by the Sydney Harbour Fireboat, together with several helicopters.