Crystal Cruises has unveiled a free-standing living wall at sea on the 922-guest Crystal Symphony. Located in an outdoor area near the Trident Grill on Deck 11, the living wall uses a variety of indoor plants to display a world map. The living wall is 37.7 feet long and 7.9 feet high and will be maintained by Crystal Symphony’s onboard florists.
A living wall is a vertical garden that is pre-planted in panels and then attached to the wall or facade of a building. Plants stay intact in their vertical positions because their root structures are anchored in two to four inches of soil kept within the panel.
The installation of the wall on Crystal Symphony is yet another example of the line’s “Crystal Clean” environmental and educational efforts both onboard and on shore. A living wall acts as a bio filter, enhancing air quality by breaking down harmful airborne contaminants and transforming them into clean oxygen. By absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, it reduces greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.