Carnival Reveals Stateroom Design for Mardi Gras
The staterooms were developed with DCA Design International, a leading product design firm based in Warwick, England. The company works in a number of sectors, including consumer goods, travel, commercial, science, and technology, so they bring a well-rounded knowledge of functional design. The firm designed Mardi Gras’ staterooms with visual space, clean lines, and maximum storage in mind.
Cabins will include the following features:
- Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors on nearly all verandahs
- New sofas that “flip” into a bed and footstools 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 for electronic devices
- Flexible bedside reading lamps
- A 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 along with an in-shower shaving bar
“We’ve taken the best practices in new interior design and hotel concepts and applied them to Mardi Gras to create guest-friendly 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.”
Like recent Carnival ships, Mardi Gras will include the popular Havana staterooms with vibrant colors and access to an exclusive deck and pool, the Family Harbor cabins with nautical decor and access to the Family Harbor Lounge, and Cloud 9 Spa staterooms offering Elemis toiletries and special spa privileges.
More than 70 percent of the cabins on Mardi Gras will have an ocean view or balcony, and the ship will include 300 pairs of connecting cabins for large families or groups of friends. It will also have the most suites of any Carnival ship — a total of over 180 in different sizes and locations.
Mardi Gras is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, and will debut in August 2020. Details on the ship’s suites and amenities will be announced in April, including the all-new Carnival Excel Suites.