Carnival unveils stateroom designs for Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line on Wednesday unveiled what staterooms
on the Mardi Gras will look like.

Distinguished by muted turquoise hues, cabins will feature floor-to-ceiling
glass sliding doors on nearly all verandahs, a flip-open sofa bed, foot stools
that open up for storage, space under the bed to stow luggage, clear glass
doors on the mini-refrigerator and flexible bedside reading lamps.

Compared with previous Carnival ships, there will be more
power outlets and USB connections and a larger wardrobe with two pull-out bins,
a sliding shoe rack and folding shelves. Bathrooms will have shower glass
doors, a first for Carnival, and an in-shower shaving bar.

The staterooms were developed in partnership with DCA Design
International of Warwick, England. “The staterooms will reflect new and
innovative design practices that are ergonomically friendly and maximize visual
space, clean lines, surfaces and storage,” Carnival said in a statement.  

More than 70% of staterooms will have an ocean view or
balcony. There will be 300 pairs of connecting staterooms for large families or

The roomier Family Harbor accommodations will be located
near Camp Ocean, the children’s facility, and have access to the Family Harbor
Lounge, where breakfast and snacks are available throughout the day and guests
can play board games, watch movies and play video games.

Guests in the tropics-inspired Havana staterooms have access
to an exclusive open deck with sun loungers, a Cuban-themed bar and relaxation

Cloud 9 Spa staterooms have spa bathrobes and slippers as
well as Elemis toiletries. These accommodations offer privileges to the ship’s

The Mardi Gras is due to enter service in Europe on Aug.
31, 2020, before repositioning to New York for a series of voyages then shift
to Port Canaveral for seven-day Caribbean cruises.

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