Chesterfield, United Kingdom (11th December, 2013) – ANS Group Europe, leading designers of indoor and outdoor living walls, has created green walls for Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity ship as part of its major refurbishment.

The award-winning Crystal Serenity spent nine days in drydock at the Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, during which time it underwent a $17 million redesign. Crystal Cruises redecorated the ship’s Crystal Penthouses (the top-level accommodations) and the Lido Deck, which includes: the Trident Grill; Tastes Restaurant; and the Lido Café. In total, Crystal have spent $52 million on the Serenity’s Extreme Makeover during the past two years, and nearly $120 million on the fleet’s overall Extreme Makeover.


ANS Group Europe was brought aboard to install living walls as part of the makeover, following their successful additions to the Serenity’s sister ship—the Crystal Symphony—last year. They installed seven living walls in total, in the ‘Lido and Tastes’ area on Deck Twelve, as well as four large-specimen olive trees and a herb planter. All of these were designed and created in close consultation with Crystal Cruises.

“Working on this project has been great fun, and we’re glad our previous work on the Crystal Symphony was such a success,” said a spokesperson for ANS Groups Europe. “There is a great diversity of species in the seven living walls we’ve installed, and we’re sure Crystal Cruises’ guests will love the new look.”

For more information on ANS Group (Europe) and their living walls, visit their site at or call +44 (0)845 505 5555.

About ANS Group (Europe):
With wide-ranging expertise in all areas of horticulture and planting design, ANS Group (Europe) is passionate about supplying the best indoor living walls. They offer flexible packages which are tailored to each client’s specific requirements, with a variety of diverse design techniques at their disposal. They also provide regular maintenance visits to ensure all living walls remain healthy and looking at their very best.

Jackie Olby
ANS Group (Europe)
Aldingbourne Nurseries
Church Road, Aldingbourne
Chichester, UK
Zip: PO20 3TU
Tel: +44 (0)845 505 5555