One of the first things we do when embarking on a new ship is stow our carry ons and grab a camera for a few shots of our stateroom. That’s what we did when we boarded Carnival Magic a couple weeks ago and we shared a photo here on the blog at Carnival Magic: Home Away From Home. Interestingly, the immediate feedback from a reader asked the question, "Is that your actual cabin?" Yes, it was, although the decor on Carnival Magic was essentially similar to her sister-ship Carnival Dream and some earlier fleetmates.
That’s a question that won’t be asked when Carnival’s newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Breeze, debuts in June 2012. Carnival Breeze is introducing Caribbean-inspired interiors and staterooms that take their cue from the region’s cool island breezes and warm tropical sunsets. As illustrated in these images, Carnival Breeze’s staterooms offer a distinctive island-inspired design theme offering a dramatic combination of bright colors and soothing pastel hues, with iconic images of palm trees and other tropical elements adorning hallway corridors. Contemporary furnishings and light fixtures enhance the stylish atmosphere. Illustrations here are (from top to bottom) a Balcony Stateroom, Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom, and a Grand Suite.
Aside from a colorful new interior design, Carnival Breeze will sport popular “Fun Ship” features such as the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub, the action-packed SportSquare recreation complex, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, a wrap-around open-air promenade called The Lanai with whirlpools that extend over the ship’s sides, the expansive WaterWorks aqua park, and Ocean Plaza, an indoor/outdoor café and live entertainment venue.
More stateroom renderings, as well as images of Carnival Breeze’s many features and facilities, are showcased on a special web page at Carnival.com/Breeze and even more features unique to Carnival Breeze will be announced in the near future. Carnival Breeze is scheduled to enter service June 3, 2012 with a special one-time voyage from Venice to Barcelona, positioning the vessel for a summer schedule of 12-day Mediterranean voyages through Oct 25, 2012. Following a 15-transatlantic crossing from Barcelona to Miami, Carnival Breeze will launch year-round 6- and 8-day Caribbean cruises from Miami Nov 24, 2012.