Carnival Cruise Lines’ new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream will introduce the line’s first-ever outdoor laser shows that will combine laser technology with rock music to provide a unique nighttime experience.
The laser shows are 15 minutes and will feature choreographed lasers projecting aerial patterns of blue, red and green set to music by Styx, Rush, Van Halen, Boston and Pink Floyd.
Four all-weather LaserNet ScannerPro lasers will be positioned high atop Carnival Dream’s Lido Deck. Each high-wattage laser will be independently computer controlled using Pangolin Laser Designer software that synchronizes the lasers in perfect time with the music, which will be amplified by the 70,000-watt sound system of the ship’s Seaside Theatre LED screen. The Seaside Theatre’s jumbo-sized monitor will also display custom-designed graphics and original music videos of the various artists played during the show.
The laser show is not the only new nighttime event. The line also announced that Carnival Dream will house the fleet’s first comedy club, with comedians performing 24 shows each voyage in the 425-seat Burgundy Lounge.
Carnival Dream guests can also enjoy Sam’s, a lively piano bar featuring rollicking sing-a-longs, and Caliente,along with a dance-club.
Another new addition to the Carnival Dream is Ocean Plaza, a stunning indoor/outdoor café/entertainment venue that will showcase bands playing a variety of music genres. Ocean Plaza also will host art, photo and spa seminars, scrapbooking classes, magicians and jugglers, trivia contests and more.
Carnival Dream also will feature an acrobatic troupe called Fun Force, which will entertain guests in Ocean Plaza and at various venues around the ship.
Carnival Dream is set to debut Sept. 21, 2009, with the first of three 12-day Grand Mediterranean cruises operating round-trip from Rome, followed by a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Rome (Civitavecchia) to New York Oct. 27 – Nov. 12.
From New York, Carnival Dream will operate two eight-day Bahamas/Florida cruises departing Nov. 15 and 23, then reposition to Port Canaveral, Fla., for a special nine-day Caribbean cruise departing Dec. 3. Carnival Dream will launch year-round seven-day Caribbean service from Port Canaveral, Dec. 12, 2009.