Carnival’s New Class of Cruise Ships to Be Their Biggest Ever

Carnival Corporation announced an order for three new ships for its namesake Carnival Cruise Line brand for a new class of vessel, at nearly 230,000 gross registered tonnes. The agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri provides for the design, engineering, and construction of these liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ships, which will be delivered in the summers of 2029, 2031 and 2033, respectively. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said: With today’s order, there have been five new ship orders for Carnival Cruise Line announced in 2024. Earlier this year, Carnival…

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Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Celebration

Carnival Celebration

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…

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Carnival Reveals The Gateway For New Ship Celebration

Carnival Celebration - The Gateway

Carnival Cruise Line’s next ship, Carnival Celebration, will feature The Gateway, an entirely new area on two decks that celebrates travel and the excitement of exploring new destinations. The zone revealed during a virtual press conference today will have designs and décor inspired by grand terminals, transportation stations and departure points around the world, the entertainment, dining and shopping zone will feature a promenade highlighted by 12 high-definition multimedia virtual windows displaying unique scenes. The 9.5’ by 5’ windows and the nearly 100’ LED ceiling will be complemented by show…

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Carnival Cruise Line Grand Bahama Port Breaks Ground

A brand new cruise port is on the horizon for Carnival Cruise Line. In cooperation with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the Government of The Bahamas, Carnival Cruise Line held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new cruise port destination on Grand Bahama Island. The new Carnival Grand Bahama cruise port destination, expected to open in late 2024, is being developed on the south side of the island and will continue to serve as a gateway to Grand Bahama while also offering guests a uniquely Bahamian experience with many exciting…

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Carnival Celebration to Feature Miami Themed Zone

Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excel-Class ship, Carnival Celebration, will pay homage to Miami, the city where the line was founded 50 years ago. While most of the design elements of Carnival Celebration will be carried over from sister ship Mardi Gras launched in 2021, some of the ship’s six zones will be tweaked to offer some personalization, as has been the case with other ships launched within specific classes.   Named after the address of Carnival’s original headquarters, 820 Biscayne will celebrate the culture, architectural styles and flavors of the…

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