LONDON, England – Cruise line giant Carnival Cruise Lines recently released images of the new decor for its cabins aboard the highly anticipated Carnival Breeze. The artist renderings show a distinct departure from typical Carnival Cruise ship decor and even the newly debuted Carnival Magic, but it is not just decor that will distinguish Carnival Breeze from her sister ship.
Carnival Breeze Primer
Carnival Breeze is a Dream-class cruise ship being built in the Fincantieri-Monfalcone shipyards and set to hit the water for Carnival Cruise Lines in June 2012. Her sister ship is another Dream-class vessel, Carnival Magic. Her European home port will be Barcelona, Spain and she will eventually cruise out of Miami, FL in the United States. At 1,004 feet long, Carnival Breeze is capable of comfortably transporting 3,690 guests and 1,386 staff to destination ports all over Europe and the Caribbean.
Carnival Cruise Lines ships have long displayed a common colour scheme while maintaining unique and compelling differences amongst all its Carnival Cruise Lines ships. Joe Farcus has being involved with the aesthetic effort behind ship design at Carnival since 1977. He’s left his mark on ships as far back as the Carnivale and Festivale and as recently as Carnival Dream. Mr. Farcus will still be actively designing ship interiors, but with a renewed focus on future ships at Costa Cruises.
The peach and tan interiors of the previous Dream-class Carnival Cruise Lines ships, Carnival Magic and Carnival Dream, will be updated to include cooler deep blue and sandstone tan accents. The inspiration behind the colour scheme shift is inspired by the natural hues of the Caribbean destinations Carnival Breeze will be bringing passengers to.
Artist renderings of Carnival Breeze cabins display modern yet subtle design elements such as multi-use areas, flat screen TVs and ample closet and drawer space.
We’re sure the Fun Ship design team has a few surprises up their sleeve in time for June 2012, but we do know that the Carnival Breeze will also have the wildly popular Carnival WaterWorks, RedFrog Pub and Cloud 9 Spa which guests and journalists have raved about while on the recent Carnival Magic debut cruise.
Families are still a main focus of Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Breeze’s facilities are geared towards several tiered age groups – Camp Carnival for the youngest cruisers, Circle “C” for young teens and Club O2 for the hard-to-please young adults crowd. Carnival Breeze is allowing parents some extra special late nights out together with new extended options for supervised care until as late as 3 AM.
Carnival Breeze will start out her life on the ocean during a one-time cruise from Venice to Barcelona on June 3, 2012. Ports of call on this unique voyage are scheduled to include Dubrovnik, Croatia; Athens, Greece; Izmir, Turkey; Messina (Sicily), Olbia (Sardinia), Rome (Civitavecchia), and Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy; Monaco, Monte Carlo; and Marseilles, France.
Upon completion of this voyage, Carnival Breeze will begin a season of 12-day Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona until October 25, 2012. These itineraries will include Marseilles or Monaco; Livorno; Naples; Dubrovnik; Venice; Civitavecchia (Rome), and Messina. The June 15 and September 7 voyages visit Palma de Mallorca, Spain and the Aug. 14 and 26 voyages visit Olbia (Sardinia), Italy.
After using Barcelona a summer home port it’s off to her new home in Miami, FL via a 15-day transatlantic crossing. Ports of call on this voyage will include Palma de Mallorca and Malaga, Spain; Las Palmas, Canary Islands; Antigua and St. Maarten.
Departing from Miami, FL, Carnival Breeze will host passengers on year-round 6 and 8-day cruises to the Caribbean. The 6-day cruises will visit Grand Turk, B.W.I.; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Nassau, The Bahamas beginning on December 2, 2012. The 8-day cruise schedules for Carnival Breeze are divided in to two series – a Southern Caribbean itinerary visiting Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic), Curacao, and Aruba and an Eastern Caribbean itinerary focused on St. Thomas/St. John, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau.
There is a single 2-day voyage aboard Carnival Breeze from Miami to the Bahamas starting at $239 per person. The 6-day Carnival Breeze cruise vacations are on sale now via the Carnival Cruise Lines website starting at $399 per person and deals for the 8-day voyages are currently as low as $579 per person. 12-day European cruises out of Barcelona can be purchased directly from Carnival Cruise Lines for as low as $999 per person. Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Breeze 15-day transatlantic voyage is currently on sale for $699 on the Carnival website. You can also contact your local or preferred travel agent or follow CruiseLineFans on Twitter and CruiseLineFans on Facebook for the latest Carnival Cruise vacation deals.