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Deakon October 15th, 2007 07:38 PM

The thin tacky line...
Carnival is a lot of fun. I enjoy the ships, I enjoy the entertainment. But where is that thin line between a FUN SHIP and a REALLY TACKY DECOR?

The Triumph was very nice but it also kind of looked like the 80's threw up in the Atrium.. Random neon lights, shiny gold siding etc..

FOCUS: Do you find the decor on the ships fun? tacky? What would you prefer?

Rirruto October 15th, 2007 07:49 PM

I find it a little bit on the loud side but it doesn't affect my experience at all. It's just Carnival's thing, kinda like a lot of Vegas hotels, just over the top and I don't mind one bit.

Trip October 15th, 2007 07:57 PM

My first cruise was on the Celebration, we were in awe of everything we saw..The Fascination, when we sailed, was a Hollywood theme, right up my alley... On my recent Conquest cruise, I must admit, I felt it was just overdecorated to the nth degree..Not an inch unembellished, and no place for your eyes to, just rest.

I have to agree, it didn't take away one iota of our enjoyment, but I must admit, I do like a calmer decor.

ClevelandRocks October 15th, 2007 08:02 PM

kinda like a lot of Vegas hotels

BINGO, and that's what it's suppose to resemble. Not what I'd want in my living room, but perfect for vacation. And "over the top, yah buddy. :wink:

3rd inning Beantown-0, Tribe-2 LOL

misguidedangel October 15th, 2007 08:22 PM

I too thjink it is interesting. There is something about strange/bizarre/loud decor. It draws attention to itself.

The one ship that has what I would call tacky decor is the Valor. Sorry folks, look at it from a foreigners perspecitve. it throws "Im American" in your face and it appears all over the ship. Even though the theme is Heros/Heroics, it seems that the main focus is on the US only and little else. I have seen pictures on Webshots and that decor put me off that ship. I will gladly sail on other ships, but unless the Valor has a route that I can't miss out on, I won't be sailing on that ship...

My first cruise was on the Holiday, and the bus on the Promenade was interesting and always a popular spot for people to take pictures.

paddletoe53 October 15th, 2007 08:44 PM

i like the decor on the glory theme i colors i like going on different
ship to see the decor

lhp October 15th, 2007 09:02 PM

To be perfectly honest, I have never paid much attention to the "decor".

But then, after 25 kinda get used to it!!!

CO_Cruiser October 15th, 2007 09:42 PM

Cleveland Rocks.....

Better watch out for my ROCKIES......the hottest team in baseball....EVER! :shock: :D :shock:

MTSFP October 15th, 2007 10:27 PM


Originally Posted by ClevelandRocks
Not what I'd want in my living room, but perfect for vacation.

Exactly - not how I would decorate my living room, but I look forward to the decor on the ships. It is the total antithesis of what I spend my regular life in.

subtropic October 15th, 2007 11:28 PM

Carnival ships are known for their tacky decor whether it is vomit-like colors, anatomically correct nude statues, harsh blinking lights, etc. Don't let that distract from the enjoyment of a Carnival cruise.

mehawk October 16th, 2007 03:10 AM

The decor doesn't bother me. I am in it for the cruise anyways.

nurseypoo5 October 16th, 2007 07:47 AM

I thought the conquest was beautiful. I loved all the monet and other french impressionist glass all over.

I love a little glityz, my house is sutle golds and greens and a touch of red, kinda classic, so glitzy can fill in my need for somthing "ahem" special on a vacation! Who wants mute colors on vacation anyway.

ClevelandRocks October 16th, 2007 08:54 AM

Better watch out for my ROCKIES......the hottest team in baseball....EVER!

While I'm not necessarily looking forward to facing the Rockies, I'm VERY PLEASED they won the pennant. They're similar to the Tribe in that it ain't a big name/store bought roster like the Yanks and BoSox. Oughta be a GREAT World Series!

cutiecat October 16th, 2007 09:31 PM

I love the ships decor (minus my pink mosaic bathroom on the Victory). It reminds me I am on vacation, that Joe Farcus is an amazingly talented man with a good mix between class and glitz and fun, and that I am there to have a good time no mattter what I am in the mood for. :)

RobRen October 16th, 2007 10:02 PM

While I have to admit that the Miracle was a little over the top, I think that's what makes it so appealing. Hearing so much about the "Grape" dining room beforehand and talking about it afterwards...I bet that's what they had in mind when they designed it.

The Spirit however, IMO, was decorated very beautifully.

ncstate7991 October 17th, 2007 05:15 PM

I don't mind the decor because the cabins aren't in your face loud decor like the public rooms. You can escape all the crazy loud colors in the peacefulness of your cabin for a quick break and then go back out and enjoy your cruise. If the cabins were decorated like some of the bars etc I would have to pick another cruise line.

Cruznut2 October 17th, 2007 05:32 PM

I think the Spirit is gorgeous with it's elegant dark woods and coppery tones. I love that ship. I also loved the Pride and it Renaissance themes. The Glory was beautifully done for it's "Colors" theme. The Liberty is absolutely stunning. The lighting fascinated me throughout the ship. The atrium chandelier with its ever changing colors was absoultely breathtaking. I saw nothing tacky about these ships. The Ships of the 80's and early 90's were on the tacky side but that is changing as these ships go into dry dock for refitting. In my humble opinion I think Carnival is doing a wonderful job of turning around the glitzy glaring party boat image of the past. This company is emerging as a family friendly atmosphere with a lot of good fun things to do. They also serve some of the best food at sea and service has improved 100% since the early days.


rollerdonna October 19th, 2007 09:59 PM

I don't mind the decor, but I like a lot of colour! What I did mind was on the Legend (I think) and all the URNS everywhere!!


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