CCL Reveals Details Of Mardi Gras Stateroom Design
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
A Mardi Gras balcony stateroom rendering.
Rendering of a Family Harbor stateroom.
Here's what a Mardi Gras Havana Cabana stateroom will look like.
Cruise lovers who sail on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest innovative ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in late summer 2020, will find an array of architectural features and designs designed to enhance many aspects of its balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms.
The staterooms were developed in partnership with DCA Design International, a product design firm based in Warwick, England, that works across consumer goods, travel and transportation, commercial, and science and technology sectors. Carnival says the staterooms will reflect new and innovative design practices that are ergonomically-friendly and maximize visual space, clean lines, surfaces and storage.
“We took a unique approach to our stateroom design with Mardi Gras, utilizing 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, Carnival’s senior vice president of new builds.
“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.”
Distinguished by muted turquoise hues, the staterooms’ will be enhanced by design touches that 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.
Spacious bathrooms with glass shower doors, a first for the line, along with an in-shower shaving bar.
To watch a video showing the stateroom features, click here.
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