New stateroom designs on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

New stateroom designs on Carnival’s Mardi Gras
Guests in the Havana staterooms will have exclusive access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool (Image: Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruise Line’s upcoming ship Mardi Gras will offer ergonomically designed staterooms with additional storage spaces created by British firm DCA Design International and Miami-based company Studio DADO.

The ship, which will debut in summer 2020 after its construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, will have architectural features that will improve balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms.

“We took a unique approach to our stateroom design with Mardi Gras, utilising 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, senior vice president of Newbuilds at Carnival. “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.”

Decorated in turquoise hues, the new rooms will have floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to verandas, multipurpose sofas that become beds, footstools with integrated storage, power outlets and USB connections, flexible bedside reading lamps, larger customisable wardrobes and spacious bathrooms with in-shower shaving bars.  

“We’ve taken the best practices in new interior design and hotel concepts and applied them to Mardi Gras to create staterooms designed to make guests feel at home,” said Dom Hargreaves, sector manager for DCA Design International. “It’s been an incredible opportunity to work with Carnival to enrich the stateroom experience by focusing on both design principles and small details, creating moments of delight for Mardi Gras guests.”

The new ship will offer the widest variety of accommodation on Carnival ships with over 70% providing an ocean view or balcony and 300 pairs of connecting rooms for larger groups. There are also tropics-inspired Havana staterooms with exclusive access to a Cuban-themed bar and relaxation pool, nautical-inspired Family Harbor accommodations near the Camp Ocean children’s facility, and Cloud 9 Spa staterooms. 

When she enters service, Mardi Gras will sail a series of voyages from New York and then move to Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises from October 2020.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Friday, March 15, 2019