Chapter 1 - Empress Class
In 1955, the Empress of britain is built, and In 1960, the RMS Empress of Canada was built.
In 1972, then-newly formed Carnival was founded by Ted Arison, he bought out both of the ships in 1972 and 1975 respectively.
The interiors were simple woodwork, to modernize it in 1990, they turned the wood black to make it look modern.
There was an Indoor pool called the Coral Pool, a far cry to today's cruise ships outdoor pools.
There were also Promenade "Boulevards" which are still used today, however, these were only used on 2 decks, the Empress deck and the Promenade deck. the floors were blue, there are tables and there are rectangle windows, and that's probably it.
Mardi gras sailed out of carnival in 1993, it was demolished in 2003.
The Carnivale was made in 1955, then traded to Carnival in 1975. It was almost the same as the Mardi Gras. ALMOST. The indoor pool is not a Coral pool, it was a dragon pool, unlike Mardi Gras, Carnivale had outdoor pools, the first in the fleet and is a feature Carnival still uses to this very day.
The Carnivale also has Boulevards, they are more detailed and have photos in photo frames, brown and white floors and HUGE rectangle windows.
The Carnivale also got the 1990 refurb, before the refurb, the alleyways had red floors, brown woodwork and lights. In the refurb, they added photos in photo frames, red and white floors, and gray walls. It looks a lot better after 1990.
The Empress Deck foyer also got a change, before 1990, it had woodwork and a caribbean map. The walls were repainted purple, the doors are now red. The only trace of the old days was the map, which is STILL There!
The ship was demolished 2008.
Chapter 2 - Festivale and Tropicale