Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that all of its ships will be painted red, white and blue as the company prepares to celebrate its 50 year anniversary next year.
The livery, which is the one that adorns Mardi Gras, Carnival’s newest ship, will be painted onto Carnival Magic next when it goes into dry dock in Marseilles. After that it will be Carnival Glory, which will go into drydock in June.
“When we first saw the hull design for Mardi Gras, we knew it was something special and, particularly as we get ready to celebrate our 50th birthday, we’re delighted to incorporate this stunning livery as a signature exterior design element across our fleet,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “As we look to resume sailing in the US, we’re coming back with a signature new look as well.”
The colours are designed to give a patriotic nod to Carnival’s positioning as a US centric cruise line. In a statement the company said that “the eye-catching hull design is highlighted by a stately navy blue hull inspired by officers’ uniforms”.
When it emerges from its drydock, Carnival Magic will also have an expanded casino and other enhancements including