CCL-Carnival Cruise Line removes libraries from its ships

   September 19, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line has been adapting its ship layouts to align with evolving passenger preferences, resulting in the removal of libraries from some ships and their absence in newer vessels.

The upcoming Excel-class ships, including Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration, and the soon-to-launch Carnival Jubilee, have been designed without dedicated libraries. Additionally, during dry dock operations, Carnival has been repurposing existing library spaces on its current ships.

Carnival has opted to replace the serene library spaces with additional bars, casino facilities, cafes, live music setups, and adjacent seating areas.

While some cruisers expressed nostalgia for the quiet reading or board game spaces, others noted the absence of a dedicated spot for work while onboard.

Nevertheless, Carnival has ensured that quiet spaces are still available for travelers. Seating nooks near the main atrium and seating alongside interior promenades offer alternative areas for reading or engaging in board games, providing passengers with options to enjoy moments of solitude while on their cruise.