The second vessel in Carnival Cruise Line’s Excel-class has been delivered to the line from the shipyard at Meyer Turku. Sister to the extremely popular Mardi Gras delivered last year, Carnival Celebration will offer most of the same features and activities, but has been designed with new elements and theming as well.
Marking the finale to Carnival’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Carnival President Christine Duffy and Carnival Senior Vice President of New Builds Ben Clement joined CEO of Meyer Turku Tim Meyer to welcome Carnival Celebration into the fleet at a signing ceremony.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said:
“We have so many reasons to celebrate now that Carnival Celebration has joined as the 24th ship in our fleet. Now, more guests will experience all that our innovative Excel-class has brought to cruising,”
“She represents the culmination of our 50th birthday while also shining a light on our bright future with so much more excitement to come!”
Carnival Celebration is stunning from the first step on board, from its three-deck-high atrium to the dozens of dining and beverage concepts spread out across six themed zones – which include the Miami-inspired 820 Biscayne and an homage to all-things travel in The Gateway – plus, the award-winning BOLT roller coaster.
CEO of Meyer Turku, Tim Meyer said:
“Our team of shipbuilders are delivering a world-class addition to the Carnival fleet today. She is one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally-friendly ships,”
“I am very proud of the results of this great partnership.”
Carnival Celebration will arrive at her homeport of PortMiami on Nov. 20 after a 14-day transatlantic Journeys Cruise from Southampton, England. A naming ceremony will be held that evening which promises a tribute to Carnival’s past and more importantly a look ahead to its exciting future. Carnival Celebration will accommodate more than 5,200 guests, expanding Carnival’s overall capacity and adding a spectacular new option for guests sailing from Miami as it operates Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries year-round. The week-long voyages will visit destinations like San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Turk.
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Debuting from the redesigned Terminal F at PortMiami, Carnival Celebration will join sister Mardi Gras as the second Carnival ship in the fleet with a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system, part of Carnival Corporation’s pioneering green cruising platform.
For more details on current sailings from Miami on Carnival Celebration, click here.