Cruise ship or posh hotel – can YOU tell the difference? Take this picture quiz and find out
- The interior of cruise ships are often thought of as having old-fashioned decor and tired-looking restaurants
- But these days new liners often resemble the inside of boutique hotels thanks to their stunning interior design
- Study these 10 photos and see if you can tell whether you’re looking at a boutique hotel or the inside of a ship
Picture the inside of a boutique hotel in London or Barcelona.
Easy, isn’t it?
Now imagine the interior of a cruise ship, and no doubt old-fashioned decor and tired-looking restaurants spring to mind.
Well, think again – cruise ships are now as cutting-edge, design-led and as elegant as hotels on dry land.
That’s why we’ve put together this fun quiz to see if you can guess which of these photographs is taken inside a boutique hotel – or on a cruise.
Prepare to be amazed! (Answers at the bottom.)
A: The grand lobby and staircase aboard river boat SS Maria Therese. B: The Eden ‘venue’ aboard cruise ship Celebrity Edge. C: The saltwater pool in the spa aboard cruise ship Viking Star. D: The Blanc restaurant at Barcelona’s Mandarin Oriental hotel. E: Bamar dining room aboard river boat Scenic Aura. F: A library on Ama Waterways’s river boat AmaMagna. G: The Silk Kitchen & Bar aboard cruise ship Crystal Symphony. H: The Botanica tearoom at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel in London. I: Share restaurant on cruise ship Royal Princess. J: The Mixx Bar aboard cruise ship Norwegian Bliss.