The Carnival cruise line has always been difined defined by its flashy, over-the-top ’Entertainment Architecture’ (decor).
The man responsible for all of the mind-blowing Carnival fleets interior design, Joe Farcus, stepped down last year. Many commentators were wondering what a Carnival ship might look like without Farcus’s decor.
Well the following renderings of Carnival’s current Post-Farcus newbuild, ‘Carnival Breeze’, answers that question:
Carnival Breeze (130,00gt, 3,690 pax) is expected to enter service in June 2012. Physically, the ship is very similar to ‘Carnival Dream’ (Dream class) which entered service in April 2011, but ‘Dream’ has Farcus decor. Both ships are descended from the ’Carnival Destiny’ (2001) design, so are not a truly very innovative, in my opinion.
For those of you that are already starting to miss Joe’s work, do not fear, he is still the primary marine architect overseeing the ‘Costa Cruise’ ship interiors.
Malcolm Says: I think the new Carnival ships interior style has touches of the new P&O ships, Celebrity and NCL’s Epic. Personally I prefer it, but it does take away much of Carnival’s uniqueness and brand identity. Quite a brave move really!