As a young girl, I watched The Railway Children, and ever since then I’ve found something quintessentially romantic about trains – I’m not talking the South-Eastern service here, more your old-fashioned steam-engine type. For me, the Orient-Express sums up the ultimate in luxury travel, especially the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which was launched in 1983 and used to carry kings, queens and celebrities throughout Europe.
I’m sure dining on board is a heavenly experience, and it’s easy to imagine the dinner tables dressed in all their best finery too. That is, of course, the case, but it’s only recently that Villeroy & Boch have come on board (excuse the pun!) and designed three beautiful bespoke china collections for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. L’Oriental, Etoile du Nord and Côte d’Azur are the elegant new collections, each of which is inspired by one of the train’s three Art Deco-style carriages.
For guests wanting to leave with a memento of their journey, the three crockery ranges are available to buy on board and to our minds, it’s just another good reason to give travelling on board the Orient a try.
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