MIAMI -- Although Carnival is busy ordering new ships, it has not
forgotten its older vessels.
The line gave the Holiday a multimillion dollar makeover that
included a remodeling of its enclosed promenade and restaurant on
the Lido Deck.
Enhancements also were made to the casino and the health
For clients with a taste for country music, Carnival created a
country and western lounge in what was previously the Blue Lagoon
game room and entertainment facility, located on the Promenade Deck
The line converted the spot into Doc Holiday's, a venue
featuring wooden tables and chairs, wooden fences with wagon
wheels, cacti and carpeting with a Southwestern motif.
At the bar, passengers can check out resin-encased relics such
as bullets and sheriff's stars.
The line promises guests will "literally saddle up to the bar"
when they climb onto the bar stool.
Doc's has an extra-large dance floor for line dancing, a faux
fireplace behind the bandstand, a new lighting system and a
The furniture can be moved so Doc's can be used for meetings
during the day.
Adjacent to Doc's is Cyber City, a new and smaller
virtual-reality game center.
The casino received new carpeting and furniture, and new gaming
tables and slot machines were installed.
The health and fitness center was expanded.
The Broadway Promenade, which pays tribute to New York's Great
White Way, was also given a complete overhaul. Added were
floor-to-ceiling replicas of acting-award statues.
The names of famous Broadway theaters such as the Empire and
Palace are displayed in neon.
The Promenade area's new furniture is designed to be reminiscent
of the Big Apple's classic taxicabs with checkerboard surfaces of
white, yellow and black on tabletops and chairs.
One of the Promenade's original features -- a 1934 British-made
bus called the Bette Astrup -- remains.
Also getting an overhaul was the Wharf Bar & Grille on the
Lido Deck, which boasts new furniture and lighting fixtures.
Other cosmetic touches at the eatery included repainted artwork
and decorative tiles.