The new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines' largest ship set to debut Sept. 21, will offer a host of innovations, including the largest adults-only retreat in the line's fleet. Created as an oceangoing oasis for relaxation, the Carnival Dream's 11,250-square-foot Serenity area will encompass two levels—a first for the line—and accommodate up to 200 guests who can select from seven different styles of seating, from plush chaise lounges and chairs to shaded sun loungers and even hammocks.
Spanning the forward section of Sun Deck 14 and Sky Deck 15, Serenity is accessible via a glass elevator within Carnival Dream's expansive 23,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, as well as by two staircases. Carnival Dream's Serenity area will feature a full bar on the lower level in a shaded area, while the upper level will offer two whirlpools providing magnificent sea views. Design-wise, Serenity will offer a decidedly understated theme with decorative latticework, teak-style decking, and other contemporary features, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort. The Serenity experience will be enhanced by a series of custom windscreens specially created for this area.
Carnival Dream is set to debut Sept. 21 with a series of 12-day Mediterranean cruises followed by a trans-Atlantic crossing and two 8-day voyages from New York. Carnival Dream will then reposition to Port Canaveral, FL, for a special 9-day cruise before launching year-round 7-day Caribbean service on Dec. 12, 2009.