Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that Carnival Celebration will debut a new lounge celebrating the line’s history with original fittings and memorabilia from past Carnival ships.
The cruise line’s newest cruise ship will feature a new space called the Jubilee Lounge and among the many items and fittings highlighting Carnival’s 50-year history will be memorabilia from its recently retired Fantasy-class vessels.
As an example, tabletops from Carnival Fascination’s Hollywood Boulevard, which are adorned with signed sketches representing movie classics by iconic caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, will be repurposed for the area.
Carnival Fascination was one of four Fantasy-class cruise ships scrapped by Carnival during the COVID-19 pandemic (the other three were Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration).
But its not just recent ships the lounge will commemorate, the chairs will be replicas of the ones found on the original TSS Carnivale, which sailed for Carnival between 1975 and 1993, while the lounge will also feature original pieces from TSS Mardi Gras, Carnival Sensation and other historical vessels of the fleet.
The Jubilee Lounge will boast two-deck-high ceilings, surrounded by artwork inspired by the company’s ship evolution, with an art deco style that channels the ocean liners of the golden age of trans-Atlantic travel.
The bar menu will be inspired by the entertaining architectural themes of Carnival “Fun Ships” with popular classic cocktails from every decade since 1972 – the year when Carnival debuted.
Carnival Celebration is the second of Carnival’s new Excel-class cruise ships, joining her sister ship Mardi Gras.
She will sail from PortMiami on a year-round basis from later this year, while Mardi Gras homeports in Port Canaveral.
Carnival Celebration will offer itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, and like her sister ship will feature the BOLT roller coaster, several unique ‘zones’, including an all-new Celebration Central, and the biggest casino in the fleet.
She will also debut a new Miami-themed area called 820 Biscayne, named after the address of Carnival’s original headquarters.
The new zone, located on Deck 8 and occupying the same space as La Piazza zone aboard Mardi Gras, will celebrate the culture, architectural styles and flavors of Miami.
820 Biscayne will feature a similar layout and venues as La Piazza, but with influences and design elements that reflect the urban-meets-laid back vibes of Miami.