Carnival Cruise Line Expanding PortMiami’s Terminal F

Continuing the construction boom at PortMiami that has been occurring over the past few years, Carnival Cruise Line and PortMiami officials today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the state-of-the-art Terminal F. The new facility will serve as the homeport of Carnival Celebration, the line’s next Excel-class ship.   In attendance, were Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Carnival President Christine Duffy, along with county commissioners and construction partners. Together, they used ceremonial shovels to officially mark the beginning of construction on the expansive 471,000-square-foot facility which will…

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Construction Starts on Carnival Celebration Cruise Ship

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Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excel-class ship, Carnival Celebration, had the first steel cut at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Commencing construction of the sister ship to the highly anticipated Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration is scheduled to begin sailing from PortMiami in November 2022. Also Watch: Carnival’s Mardi Gras – A First Look (Official Delivery & Quick Tour Onboard) Following the ceremony – which was attended by Carnival’s Senior Vice President of New Builds Ben Clement and Meyer Turku’s CEO Tim Meyer – work officially began on Carnival Celebration’s innovative…

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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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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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Carnival Celebration Now Open for Reservations

Carnival Cruise Line’s second XL-class ship, Carnival Celebration is now open for reservations. She is set to debut in November 2022 as part of the company’s 50th birthday with an inaugural 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise Nov. 6, 2022, followed by the launch of year-round service from PortMiami Nov. 21, 2022. Also Watch: Mardi Gras – Carnival Mega Cruise Ship Preview (2020) The addition of Carnival Celebration to Miami will maintain PortMiami’s position as the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Celebration will include many of the features that…

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