New ship, new designs, right? That’s what Carnival is doing with Mardi Gras. From how the ship is powered to where you’ll sleep, innovation is the buzz word for this cutting-edge, contemporary new ship.
Part of the innovative design strategy is to create a space that feels more open. The staterooms will seem more spacious by the use of clean lines, smooth surfaces and hidden storage to reduce clutter.
Mardi Gras Stateroom Details
Mardi Gras will have the most accommodation choices of any Carnival ship. More than 70 percent of the staterooms will either be oceanview or have a balcony. For families, there will be 300 pairs of connecting staterooms.
“We took a unique approach to our stateroom design with Mardi Gras, utilizing DCA’s design experts who are well known for innovative product design and partnered them with Miami-based interior architect Studio Dado,” said Ben Clement, Carnival’s senior vice president of new builds. “DCA employed a thoughtful guest-centric approach gleaned from observations of how our guests use their space in conjunction with their vast experience in product design to make the staterooms as comfortable and functional as possible.”
Eye-pleasing colors of muted turquoise hues are used throughout all the staterooms. Design innovations will include:
- Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors on nearly all verandahs
- New sofas that “flip” into a bed and foot stools that open up for storage
- Clear glass doors on the in-room mini-refrigerators to see what’s inside
- More 110V power outlets and USB connections at the desk and bedside
- More shelf space to hold electronic devices
- Flexible bedside reading lamps
- A larger, customizable wardrobe will have pull-out bins, a sliding shoe rack, folding shelves and storage under the bed
- Spacious bathrooms with glass shower doors, a first for the line, along with an in-shower shaving bar
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In addition, favorite features from Carnival’s Vista Class ships (Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama) will be repeated aboard Mardi Gras. This will include:
- Tropically-inspired Havana staterooms with vibrant interiors and an outdoor patio space. Guests in these staterooms can access an exclusive open deck with sun loungers, Cuban-themed bar and relaxation pool.
- Family Harbor accommodations. Located near kids’ Camp Ocean with access to the Family Harbor Lounge serving breakfast and snacks, board games, family movies, video games.
- Spa-lovers can reserve Cloud 9 Spa staterooms with soothing décor, spa bathrobes, slippers and Elemis toiletries.
Mardi Gras will have 180 suites of varying design, more than any other Carnival ship. Details on the new suites will be announced in April.
Under construction in Turku, Finland, Mardi Gras is set to enter service in Europe on Aug. 31, 2020. After a transatlantic crossing, there will be several sailings from New York. Then, the ship is homeward bound to Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning October 2020.
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