Carnival Pride is the largest size ship able to
pass through the Panama Canal.
Among the Carnival Pride's design highlights are two
atriums, one of which is an impressive nine decks high. Located
at the top of this soaring structure is David's, an
elegant reservations-only supper club whose menu
includes prime aged beef, South African lobster, and a
variety of other gourmet items.
The Carnival Pride also has a full walk-around promenade
on Atlantic Deck. This is unusual on modern-day cruise
ships. The majority of the promenade is exterior,
allowing guests to stroll the circumference of the ship
in the fresh sea air.
Carnival Pride seemingly has a dance floor at every
turn. From the Beauties Dance Club to the Starry Night
jazz club, the Rafael Lounge, Ivory Bar, Butterflies
Lounge and the grand Taj Mahal show lounge, dancing to
live and recorded music is available throughout the
The main dining room -- the stunning Normandie
Restaurant -- is two decks high with wrap-around windows
located aft on Promenade and Atlantic Decks.
Other highlights of the Carnival Pride include a chapel
suitable for weddings or religious services; multi-level
Nautica Spa; expansive casino; retractable glass cover
over the main Lido Deck pool...
From ornate glass vases and colorful paintings to huge
bronze statues of Roman and Greek gods, the artwork to
be featured aboard the Carnival Pride is an eclectic mix
of classic and contemporary design that enhances the
ship's dramatic interiors.
Included among the diverse, multi-million-dollar
collection are 70 decorative vases and candleholders by
Czech glass artist Borek Sipek. For Carnival Pride,
Sipek took a unique approach for his trademark glass
pieces, incorporating Renaissance-inspired touches to
create the ornate yet beautifully contemporary works,
which are located in glass cases positioned in the
ship's stair landings.
The classic/contemporary design concept is also carried
out in a series of six-foot-high bronze statues of the mythical
figures Venus, Apollo and Poseidon created by Italian
sculptor Katia Tasselli.
Adorning the Carnival Pride's stair landings and
bulkheads are 27 original murals by British artist
Andrea Tana, whose works can be seen on several Carnival
vessels, as well as in private and public collections
worldwide. Inspired by artists such as Gaugin and
Matisse, Tana's panels have an almost luminous quality,
achieved by mixing several different hues in sweeping
patterns of blue, green, yellow, amber and other colors.
Featured in Carnival Pride's 1,062 staterooms are 15
motifs and 14 original oil paintings by American artist
Janine Alter, whose works are typically inspired by her
travels throughout the world. For Carnival Pride, Alter
drew upon her recent visit to Provenše, France, creating
a series of warm, pastel-hued paintings inspired by the
area's legendary countryside.
Rounding out the collection are the works of Italian
artist Augusto Vignali, whose colorful motifs of
stunning female figures enhance the Carnival Pride's
This Carnival Pride model features:
Scratch-built from official plans
Superior hollow hull
construction (very important) weighing less than 10 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- The hollow superstructure is comprised of
hundred of individual thin pieces of wood
glued together, not
several solid pieces stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
40" long x
14" tall x 7" wide (including base)
S & H is $90
Add light feature:
(Cord can be unplugged from base
for displaying without light.
Adjustable brightness level.)