Carnival Cruise Line is bringing a newly enhanced stateroom design to its newest ship Mardi Gras, which is set to debut in late summer 2020.
Designed in partnership with DCA Design International, guests on this new vessel can expect to find enhancements to the Balcony, Ocean View, and Interior staterooms with a focus on ergonomically friendly design that maximizes visual space, clean lines, surfaces and storage.
“We’ve taken the best practices in new interior design and hotel concepts and applied them to Mardi Gras to create guest-friendly staterooms designed to make guests feel at home,” said Dom Hargreaves, sector manager for DCA Design International, in press materials.
New stateroom design features include floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors on nearly all verandahs for easier balcony access; 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 both on the vanity and by the bed, as well as more shelf space to accommodate electronic devices; flexible bedside reading lamps that allow guests to read without disturbing others; a larger, customizable wardrobe with two pull-out bins, a sliding shoe rack, folding shelves and storage under the bed for luggage; and bathrooms with glass shower doors—a first for the cruise line—along with an in-shower shaving bar.
The Mardi Gras will offer the widest variety of accommodations of any Carnival ship with more than 70 percent of staterooms featuring an ocean view or balcony, along with 300 pairs of connecting staterooms for large families or groups. The Mardi Gras will also offer the most suites of any Carnival ship with a total of more than 180 suites of varying size and locations. Details on the ship’s suites and amenities will be announced in mid-April, including the premium level Carnival Excel Suites, which will include a set of exclusive features and offerings.
The ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, and is slated to enter service in Europe on Aug. 31, 2020, before repositioning to New York for a series of voyages. Later it will shift to Port Canaveral for year-round 7-day Caribbean cruises beginning in October 2020.