Tiffany & Co. has opened its first free-standing boutique at sea onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas. The gala opening of the new onboard concept took place on Nov. 21, with Luciano Rodembusch, vice president of Tiffany & Co. Latin America; Mark Tamis, senior vice president, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International; and Beth Neumann, president, Starboard Cruise Services, doing the ribbon cutting honors.
The partnership is one of the initiatives of Starboard Cruise Services, which operates the shops onboard the Oasis of the Seas.
The boutique is located in the ship’s lush Central Park neighbor-hood and offers a full selection of Tiffany jewelry, including engagement rings and the recently introduced Tiffany T and Atlas collections, as well as Swiss made CT60 watches.
“We are delighted that Royal Caribbean guests will now have the opportunity to explore Tiffany’s legendary collections in an environment of luxury and service that is unique among the world’s premier jewelers,” said Rodembusch. “For 178 years we have been creating the most beautiful love stories and Oasis of the Seas offers a unique and memorable setting.”
The 875 square foot Tiffany & Co. boutique features meticulous attention to detail and materials such as marble, glossy lacquers, polished metals, cerused walnut paneling, velvet drapery and upholstered walls.
“Tiffany & Co. is a distinguished global luxury brand and having a boutique on board will truly enrich the premium onboard experience for our guests,” said RCI’s Tamis.
Much like Tiffany’s flagship Fifth Avenue store located near NYC’s Central Park, the Tiffany & Co. boutique onboard Oasis of the Seas is situated within the ship’s Central Park neighborhood, which features more than 12,000 live trees and plants.
The 225,282 gross tons Oasis of the Seas is the world’s largest ship, with a double-occupancy capacity of 5,400 guests. Oasis of the Seas is the first ship to tout the cruise line’s neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, comprising Central Park, Board-walk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. The ship currently sails on seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale.