MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is channeling South Beach vibes with a brand new, Miami-themed zone aboard Carnival Celebration, scheduled to arrive at PortMiami this November.
Located on Deck 8, ‘820 Biscayne,’ named after the address of Carnival’s original headquarters, will celebrate the culture, architecture and flavours of the home city where the line was founded in 1972.
“Miami has been our home for 50 years and in bringing a brand new ship to its port, we wanted to show some extra love to the city that helped us become who we are today,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Celebration will celebrate all things Carnival, intertwining where we have been with where we are going, and we can’t think about where we started without thinking about Miami and all of the fun that it represents.”
In addition to beautiful artwork and fun photo opportunities, Miamian highlights in 820 Biscayne include the following:
- Bar 820: Located half inside, half outside, this retro-inspired bar will feature a ‘vintage cool’ design with grab-and-go Cuban and specialty coffees for early risers, as well as Miami-inspired tropical frozen drinks and creative martinis day and night.
- Deco Deli: Designed as a node to Miami’s Art Deco roots, the space will boast colourful fonts and signage, classic deli sandwiches and an expanded menu that also highlights such Miami staples as the Cubano, croqueta sandwiches and pan con lechon, all on Cuban bread.
- Miami Slice: Continuing to give guests the 24-hour pizza they know and love, the always-popular walk-up spot will offer authentic, fresh-from-the-oven and hand-tossed slices amid a contemporary and vibrant décor reminiscent of the late-night eateries on Miami’s bustling Ocean Drive.
Guests can still expect to find their favourites in the zone like Rudi’s Seagrill, which was introduced on Mardi Gras, and Cucina del Capitano, which will be redesigned with a new look and feel that reflects the sleek and airy restaurants often found in Miami.
Carnival Celebration will be the second Carnival ship to be powered by a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system, part of Carnival Corporation’s green cruising platform. It 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. The terminal will be among the first to be shore-power ready in 2023.
Additional details and zones on Carnival Celebration will be revealed in the coming months leading up to the ship’s inaugural sailing from Miami on Nov. 21.