The Highly Anticipated Mardi Gras Is Delivered to Carnival

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It appears Christmas has come just a little early for Carnival Cruise Line. Their newest cruise ship Mardi Gras was delivered in a live virtual signing ceremony at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland.   After some shipyard delays and the effects from the Pandemic, the 180,000 gross-ton vessel will now start her inaugural season in April 2021. Mardi Gras is the most anticipated and innovative cruise ship in North America as it will be the first ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), boast a suite…

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Royal Caribbean’s Empress and Majesty To Leave Fleet

Amid much speculation over the past several months, Royal Caribbean has officially announced that their two longest serving ships will leave the fleet. Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas have been sold to an undisclosed party in Asia and will leave the fleet by the end of the month. Also Watch: Majesty of the Seas – Port Everglades Sailaway Empress was the first ship designed for 3- and 4-night cruises when she launched in 1990, with her initial sailings visiting The Bahamas from Miami. Empress also made…

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Santa Tests New Roller Coaster on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

He may be looking into a new mode of transportation, or just getting in some thrills before the big day, but Santa Clause just had a chance to ride the first ever roller coaster on a cruise ship. Also Watch: Mardi Gras – Carnival Mega Cruise Ship Preview (2021) Santa took a break from his pre-Christmas festivities to venture down to Finland and take a test run on BOLT, the first-ever roller coaster at sea aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras which is being delivered at the Meyer Turku…

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Celebrity Cruises Lays Keel for Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises’ third Edge Class cruise ship, Celebrity Beyond, celebrated an important milestone and the start of her construction as her keel block was laid at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Nazaire, France. The moment coincided with the shipbuilding industry’s traditional coin ceremony for Celebrity Beyond, which is meant to bring the ship good fortune. Celebrity, a brand known for its efforts to close the gender gap in the maritime industry, fittingly chose a coin from the American Innovation dollar series honoring Annie Jump Cannon, the daughter of an…

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Key West Votes To Ban Large Cruise Ships

As part of the 2020 national election, residents of Key West, Florida participated in a referendum to vote on the future of cruise ships arriving to the Port of Key West. The vote resulted in 63.33% favoring limits on the number of disembarking cruise guests to 1,500 per day, while 60.69% voted in favor of prohibiting cruise ships carrying 1,300 guests or more. Additionally, 81.20% voted in favor of giving priority to cruise lines with the best environmental records. In 2019, Key West saw over 400 cruises ships disembarking just…

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