I think you are onto something there Paul. I would never call the Carnival interiors refined or elegant, but refined and elegant don't tell me to have fun.
They are also not the gaudiest designs at see. That shows Farcus does have method to his madness.
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Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
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