Carnival Glory Design Preview

February 24, 2003

Carnival has announced that the decorating scheme for Glory, the cruise
line's newest ship will feature a rainbow of colors. In a release today, Joe
Farcus, Carnival's interior architect, describes the overall effect of the
ship's theme as "spectacular in a quiet, unassuming way" -- huh? -- with
highlights such as The Colors Lobby, with an atrium named Old Glory that's centered around flags, and Kaleidoscope Boulevard, the ship's indoor promenade, that will feature "one-square-meter polished aluminum light fixtures faced with white glass.  Each fixture is subdivided into geometric modules that are backlit with strips of red, blue and yellow LED lights. The result is thousands of different tones in slow-moving kaleidoscopic effects that offer a sense of motion as the lights modulate between colors." We're still curious about how that fits into Farcus' definition of "unassuming."

Highlights from other public areas include:

The Amber Palace, an homage to Russia's famed room of the same name, is the ship's main theater. Expect mosaics of amber on the walls and rococo moldings, gold leaf columns with female figures, candelabra, cornices and a "double eagle" image of Russian lore, and paintings of famous Russian czars and czarinas.
The White Heat Dance Club is "Liberace-like," with gigantic white (no-flame) candles -- the image of fire is created by fiber-optic lights.
On the lounge front, Bar Blue will offer jazz and the African safari-inspired Ebony Cabaret will be the ship's more intimate performance venue.
On this ship, Carnival's well-established dinner club alternative restaurant concept will be called the Emerald Room where a point-of-interest will be a huge medallion on the wall that's made up of hundreds of light fixtures creating a single massive emerald.
The 110,000-ton, 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory is slated for a July 19 debut. The ship will sail year-round Caribbean itineraries -- 7-days, alternating between eastern and western routes.