Carnival Cruise Line Reveals Details of Carnival Celebration

As part of its 50th birthday celebrations, Carnival Cruise Line is offering guests a first look at Carnival Celebration, a sister ship to Mardi Gras. The line revealed details on four of its six zones, including Celebration Central. The new ship is set to debut in Miami on November 21.

Spanning Decks 6, 7 and 8 on Carnival Celebration, Celebration Central is an update to the starboard side atrium that debuted on Mardi Gras. The three-deck-high atrium has a ceiling that appears as a burst of a confetti cannon made of approximately 1,400 color-changing lighting fixtures that will transform from day to night. The space will include 3,000-square-foot floor-to-ceiling windows on the side of the ship that will change into 16 individually controlled, six- by 14-foot LED screens to work in tandem with the ever-changing entertainment options, including live music, special effects, aerial acrobatic performances and high-energy shows.

Guests will also spot pieces from former Carnival ships that will be repurposed to blend with the ship’s modern decor throughout Celebration Central and beyond. For instance, in the Aquaria Bar, ocean-themed glass murals from Carnival Victory by Italian artist Luciano Vistosi will be incorporated into a two-deck-high decorative wall behind the bar to create an aquarium-like effect. The Tropicale Bar is named after Carnival’s first ship to sport the line’s iconic funnel. Celebration Central will also include food and beverage options, such as JavaBlue Café, Bonsai Sushi and Bonsai Teppanyaki, and entertainment options including Piano Bar 88 and The Punchliner Comedy Club.

The centerpiece of Carnival Celebration’s Ultimate Playground (Decks 18-20 Aft) will be BOLT, The Ultimate Sea Coaster. Guests can expect the thrills they’ve raved about as all-electric, motorcycle-inspired vehicles race along an 800-foot-long track 187 feet above the sea achieving speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

Mauer Rides, the manufacturer of the top-deck attraction, has fully assembled BOLT on land and is currently conducting initial shoreside unmanned test runs in Munich, Germany. BOLT will soon be reassembled and installed aboard Carnival Celebration. Designed for fun for all-ages, the zone will also feature the WaterWorks aqua park and SportSquare featuring a mini-golf course, full-court basketball and a ropes course.

Carnival Celebration’s Summer Landing zone (Deck 8 Aft) will feature Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse, offering smoked-on-board favorites created by Guy Fieri and an assortment of Carnival’s ParchedPig craft beers brewed on site. It will also house pools and whirlpools, The Watering Hole poolside bar and the Heroes Tribute Lounge, honoring military personnel.

The ship’s poolside zone, Lido (Decks 16-17 Aft), will feature all the fun experiences from Mardi Gras including the two-level RedFrog Tiki Bar designed to transport guests to a South Pacific haven, Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant, Guy’s Burger Joint, Seafood Shack and BlueIguana Cantina.

Carnival Celebration will be the line’s second ship to be powered by a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system, part of Carnival Corporation’s green cruising platform. The ship will debut in November from the redesigned Terminal F at PortMiami, the line’s third terminal at the port and its largest in South Florida. Additional details and zones on Carnival Celebration will be revealed in the coming months leading up to the ship’s inaugural sailing this November.

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