Discover the new look Spirit of Tasmania on its micro web site

Spirit of Tasmania has launched a micro web site to provide information about the refurbishment of its vessels www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/discover

The site features an updated concept video that takes visitors on a journey through the stylish new facilities, updated images and information on the new dining and entertainment options.

The microsite also reveals the names of these dining and entertainment options:

Top Deck Bar and Lounge (deck 10)

The Terrace Lounge Bar (deck nine)

TMK – Tasmanian Market Kitchen (self-service dining on deck seven)

Bar Seven (the main bar on deck seven)

The Pantry (deck seven)

A children’s play area and teen zone area have also been included on decks nine and 10.

Designer Richard Nillson, of Figura, said his overall aim when presented with the brief was to develop a contemporary design that was “long lasting and not short-lived”.

“For example, TMK Tasmanian Market Kitchen is a contemporary version of a market hall,” he said.

“On decks nine and 10 we have used the idea of designing ‘indoor areas’ with an outdoor look and feel – deck nine will be more like a summer terrace bar while deck 10 will have a beach club lounge feeling.

“And in the deluxe cabins we have worked to crease a hotel character, light and comfortable within the existing cabin space.”

Mr Nillson said passengers would appreciate a more “contemporary and comfortable” interior when travelling on the vessels.

“I hope that passengers will want to explore the whole ship with its different concepts and commercial avenues and that they will appreciate the comfort and designs so much that they will come back,” he said.

Spirit of Tasmania chief executive officer Bernard Dwyer said the micro site would provide important information about the company’s plans for the refurbishments and progress updates.

“We are very much looking forward to the refurbishment works commencing in mid-July this year,” he said.

“And we are obviously looking forward to not only rolling out the changes but promoting the ‘new’ vessels to our key markets.”

Both vessels will be refurbished and available for the 2015/16 peak season.