BARS, LOUNGES, NIGHTTIME
Paradise's main entertainment venue is
the Normandie Lounge. Reflecting
the theme running through almost all of
Paradise's entertainment venues, this
lounge is named after the great French
ocean liner of the 1930s, the Normandie,
often considered the most beautiful
ocean liner ever built.
This lounge is where the ship's
production shows are performed and
where headline visiting entertainers do
their shows. It is used for bingo and
The large venue at the aft end of the ship
is the Queen Mary Lounge, wnamed
after the great Cunard ocean liner, now a
hotel/museum in Long Beach California.
This lounge acts as the ship's comedy
club and is also used for such things as
movies and karaoke. It has its own bar.
The Majestic Casino is a large casino with slot machines, blackjack tables, roulette, poker, and electronic gaming tables.
Bordering the casino is the United States Bar (below right), named in honor of the pride of the American merchant marine,
the SS United States, which was the fastest ocean liner ever built. (Although this historic ship is no longer in service, she still
exists and efforts are being made to preserve her for future generations. Click here for more information on the SS United States
Proceeding down Carnival Boulevard (the Deck 9
promenade), you come to the Leonardo Lounge. The
ocean liner reference here is not to Leonardo DiCaprio
who starred in the film Titanic but rather to the Italian
Line's Leonardo Da Vinci. This large lounge has a dance
floor and a stage for live music performances.
At the end of Carnival Boulevard just before the Queen
Mary Lounge is the Rotterdam Bar (left), named after a
series of Holland America ocean liners.
Downstairs on Deck 8, is the patriotically-decorated
America Bar (below). The SS America was a United
States Line ocean liner. This bar is Paradise's piano bar
where you can chat with a live piano player and
participate in evening sing-alongs.
At the base of the ship's central atrium
is the Atrium Bar.
Above left: Serving the pool deck is the
Pool Bar .
Below left: The bar portion of the Paris
Restaurant, the ship's buffet restaurant.
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Another Italian ocean liner has lent its name to
Paradise's dance club. Rex ihas its own bar
and of course, a large area for dancing.
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