Documenting the dream western caribbean 01/21-28/2012; the money monkey goes cruising

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Scan from booklet of page on Csaba Markus:


Artwork by Csaba Markus:


Scan from booklet of page on Tomasz Rut (root):


Large work by Tomasz Rut:


Scan from booklet of page on Nano Lopez:


Artwork by Nano Lopez:


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More on the artists and The Collection...

Sketch for artwork above:


Scan from booklet of page on Alexander Chen:


Artwork by Alexander Chen:


Artwork by Alexander Chen:


Back cover of the Park West booklet:


Invitation to an auction; featuring Thomas Kinkade:


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Another work; artist unknown to me:


Flyer for The Collection:


Disney-inspired art [Jungle Book]:


Disney-inspired art [Peter Pan]:




NEXT: THE CALIENTE DANCE CLUB
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THE CALIENTE DANCE CLUB

As noted above the Caliente Dance Club is located just aft of The Collection and they share “rear” portside entrances. The Caliente doubles as an art auction venue during the day. The photos presented here are daytime photos when the club was not in use.

Starboard entrance to the Caliente:


View port through the window of the Caliente. Funship Freddie is in the house:


View to port, the dance floor is aft. Note the bar in the far corner:


View to port of the far side of the Caliente:


Starboard view from the far side:


View to starboard from near the aft port corner bar:

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Continuing the Caliente Dance Club...

View aft of the port corner bar:


View starboard behind the corner bar:


Aft view from the dance floor to a window facing the aft elevator lobby:


Forward view from the window above, across the dance floor:


Starboard view from the dance floor to the main entrance:


Starboard view: The Future Vacation Desk is against the starboard wall, across the hall from the Caliente:


TOMORROW: THE SONG, SAM’S & THE BURGUNDY LOUNGE
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I just wanted to add my thanks for all your hard work. I am a planner, and I hate getting lost! Put those things together and your report is an answer to my dreams! By the time my cruise comes around (January 5, 2013), I will know exactly where everything is located and how to get around on the ship!
Thanks again!
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Thanks again for such an amazing pictorial review Booked yesterday for November...Carnival cruise # 21....excited to see a new layout for a Carnival ship...we booked deck 7..balcony
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that is true..I forgot about the timeline !! Am enjoying your hard work in documenting your trips
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Originally posted by jollytammy
I just wanted to add my thanks for all your hard work. I am a planner, and I hate getting lost! Put those things together and your report is an answer to my dreams! By the time my cruise comes around (January 5, 2013), I will know exactly where everything is located and how to get around on the ship!
Thanks again!
Jollytammy
Thanks! I'm a planner, also [but, I think I've said that already], and this would not have been possible without a lot of pre-planning.

Originally posted by jbhcw
Thanks again for such an amazing pictorial review Booked yesterday for November...Carnival cruise # 21....excited to see a new layout for a Carnival ship...we booked deck 7..balcony
Thanks! Bring deck plans from the internet!

Originally posted by sewell08080
that is true..I forgot about the timeline !! Am enjoying your hard work in documenting your trips
Thanks!
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DOCUMENTING THE PROMENADE DECK CONTINUED:
THE AFT ELEVATOR LOBBY, SAM’S, THE SONG, & THE BURGUNDY LOUNGE

When last we were heading to the far aft of the Promenade Deck we left off at the Future Cruise Desk, across the hall from the Caliente Dance club. That is the red dot on the deck plan below.

Continuing further aft we’ll go straight into Sam’s Piano Bar, then head toward port to briefly look into the aft elevator lobby and the Song Jazz Lounge before concluding the interior of the Promenade Deck with the highly stylized Burgundy Aft Lounge.

Take another look at the plans below. Note the path from the elevator lobby straight back towards the Burgundy. There is a divided walkway, overhanging the lower decks. The two five-sided gray shapes are actually a mini-atrium. From the Lobby deck to the ceiling of the Promenade deck, this appears to be a fairly open area. The pathway divides to starboard to a second entrance to Sam’s Piano Bar and to Port to the entrance to the Song.

Naturally we’ll see more as the photos unfold.

PROMENADE DECK AFT SECTION
STARBOARD

PORT

SAM’S PIANO BAR (STARBOARD)

We’re starting where we left off last night, at the Future Cruise Desk across from the Caliente Dance Club.

Aft view from the Future Cruise Desk towards Sam’s Piano Bar:


Forward view from the same area, The Collection is on the near left and the Wasabi is far left:


Aft view of the front entrance to Sam’s. The rear entrance, to the aft mini-atrium is at the far right:



Forward view from inside Sam’s. The Caliente can be seen through the left (port) entrance. The Future Cruise Desk, is cut off on the right (starboard) side:


Aft view from within Sam’s Piano Bar:

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Sam's Piano Bar Continued...

Starboard view inside Sam’s:


Starboard View at night:


View to port from the piano bar. The aft exit to the Burgundy Lounge is at the left:


Aft and starboard view at the bar:


Forward and starboard view from the port side of the bar:


Aft view from the port side (crew exit is at the rear):


NEXT: THE AFT ELEVATOR LOBBY
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THE AFT ELEVATOR LOBBY (CENTER)

Exiting to port from Sam’s we clearly see the mini atrium and the overhanging walkway.

View downward and aft to the mini atrium and both levels the Scarlet Restaurant:

Moving to the center of the atrium:

Forward view into the aft elevator lobby. At the far wall between the stairs are two windows on the aft wall of the Caliente Dance Club (Instead of the usual artwork):


Starboard aft elevators:


Starboard aft elevator deck plan plaque:


Forward view of the aft stairway. The dance floor of the Caliente can be seen through the windows:


Turning around: Aft view of the atrium and the main entrance to the Burgundy Lounge:


NEXT: THE SONG JAZZ LOUNGE (PORT)
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THE SONG JAZZ LOUNGE (PORT)

The Song Jazz Lounge is on the port side of the mini atrium. It is a fairly straight-forward space with a small band stand, some lounging tables and chairs, and a bar on the back (forward) wall, since the lounge faces forward.

Port View to the entrance to the Song Jazz Lounge:


Port view of the band stand:


Port and slightly forward view of the lounge chairs in the center of the room:


Forward view of the bar at the back of the room:


Starboard view towards the entrance/exit of The Song: Sam’s can be seen across the atrium:


Aft view of the atrium and en:rance to the Burgundy lounge from the entrance of The Song:



Incidentally, The Song is where the Behind the Fun Tour would meet on the last sea day.

NEXT: THE BURGUNDY AFT LOUNGE

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THE BURGUNDY AFT LOUNGE

As noted before the Burgundy Aft Lounge is one of the most highly styled/decorated spaces on the ship.

Aft view across the atrium walkway to the main entrance of the Burgundy Lounge:


Aft and downward view of the port side of the atrium. Again, both levels of the Scarlet Restaurant can be seen from here:


Starboard view of the rear entrance to Sam’s from the center of the atrium:


Aft, center view of the Burgundy Lounge, towards the stage:


Close-up of the Burgundy stage set up for the Punchliner Comedy Club:


Starboard view towards the Burgundy bar near the sun-lit windows. Note closer in the harlequin masks on the ceiling:

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The Burgundy Lounge Bar and Starboard Side...

Aft view of the Burgundy Lounge Bar. Note the harlequin head on the ceiling:


Starboard view of the bar:


Starboard, upward view of the harlequin mask over the bar:


Aft and starboard view towards the left side of the room behind the bar:


Starboard, aft corner of the room. A slightly better look at the masks on the ceiling and floor:


Starboard aft exit door to the exterior promenade. Seen behind the couch above:


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The Dance Floor and Starboard Side...
Port view across the dance floor in front of the stage. Note the inlaid wood harlequin masks:


Detail of one of the inlaid wood masks on the floor:


Closer, aft view of the stage during the day:


Another inlaid wood mask. I could not see a difference between them:


Starboard view from the port side of the room:


Aft port corner of the room:

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The Lounge Forward view and the Wall Masks...

Forward view from the dance floor. The entrance/exit to the atrium is at the far center:


These next few shots details of the harlequin masks on the wall. There are about five different masks with various paint jobs.









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More Harlequin Wall Masks and huge harlequin masks on the ceiling...





These final shots are of some of the huge harlequin masks on the ceiling. These are about six feet long and they were on huge “medallions” that were perhaps eight feet across. I had to get on the floor to take these and, still was not able to get far enough away to get a dead on shot. There were three basic styles, but the decorations never repeated.







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Final Ceiling Masks, Concluding the Burgundy Lounge...












At last, we come to the end of the [INTERIOR!] of the promenade deck!

TOMORROW: THE EXTERIOR PROMENADE. A WALK AROUND THE ENTIRE SHIP! IT’S THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN DO THAT!
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As a fellow cat lover, you had me at the photos of the cats. I can't believe you missed Hemingway's house in Key West! We will be making our second trip there next month to see those glorious cats!!

Enjoying the review...we sent my DH's parents on the Dream for their 50th anniversary and they loved it!
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