Eyeball the new-look 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, debuting June 2012. If you’ve sailed with the line, you’ll understand its signature land-of-make-believe style — giant Medusa heads in the dance club, renaissance nudes set beneath hot pink glass domes, atriums spotted with glowing green orbs. This is “Farchitecture,” an industry term coined to describe the work of Joe Farcus, who’s served as lead designer on almost every Carnival ship for three decades.
That changed with the line’s last offspring, Carnival Magic, for which the man who thinks in neon had to share a brush with Hamburg-based design firm Partner Ship Design. For Breeze, Carnival is going almost Farcus-free, a hard blow if you’re in the novelty-size Medusa head business. (He’s “scaling back some of his professional commitments at this juncture in his career,” said a rep.) Farcus isn’t shutting things down yet — he’ll continue to play a major role with Italy-based Costa Cruises, Carnival’s sister line.
Ogle the renderings, courtesy of Carnival, and let us know what you think of the new decor.
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