Carnival Adds Space, Better View with Balconies on Fun Ships


Carnival Cruise Lines will add balconies to a number of staterooms on the Carnival Destiny, Carnival Triumph and Carnival Liberty. The additions on the three Fun Ships will take place over the next few months during dry docks. A total of 48 additional 230-square-foot veranda staterooms will be retrofitted.

“[Balcony staterooms] are often the first cabin category to sell out,” said Ruben Rodriguez, Carnival’s executive vice president of marketing and guest experience.

Additionally, two new 750-square-foot Deluxe Penthouse Suites—nearly double the size of the largest staterooms in the fleet—will be added to the Carnival Liberty and feature a new cabin configuration with a separate bedroom, expansive living area and two full bathrooms, including one with a bathtub. Located on the ship’s forward section on Deck 9, the suites can accommodate up to five guests.

The 2,642-passenger Carnival Destiny began a new program of year-round, four- and five-day Caribbean cruises from Miami last week.

The 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph will continue its seven-day Caribbean schedule from Miami through next summer then sail on a series of Canada/New England voyages from New York before repositioning to New Orleans to launch year-round, four-, five- and seven-day Caribbean service in November 2009.

The 2,974-passenger Carnival Liberty, which currently operates seven-day Caribbean cruises from Miami, will reposition to Europe next summer to operate 12-day voyages to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The ship will resume its weeklong Caribbean program from Miami in December 2009.