Carnival’s Mardi Gras Construction Update (July 2020)

Carnival's Mardi Gras

Carnvial Cruise Line’s most anticipated and largest cruise ship ever, Mardi Gras has been progressing at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.   Carnival recently had to cancel a number of sailings due to delays at the shipyard, but have set a new debut for February 2021. Workers have installed nearly 800 feet of suspended track for BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, that will encircle upper decks and offer guests an exhilarating ride with dips and drops with breathtaking ocean views 187 feet above the water line. All…

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Carnival Cancels Sailings for Mardi Gras & Other Ships

One of the most anticipated cruise ships coming in 2020, Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, has now been officially delayed until 2021. The largest ship ever for the cruise line at 183,000 tons, Mardi Gras was originally scheduled to debut in August 2020, but due to delays at the ship yard, the first sailing was pushed back until November 14th. Itineraries out of Port Canaveral for departures from Nov. 14, 2020 to Jan. 30, 2021 have been cancelled, with the first departure now planned for February 6, 2021. Unfortunately, Carnvial…

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Carnival Mardi Gras Reaches “Float Out” Milestone

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line’s much anticipated new cruise ship, Mardi Gras, was “floated out” at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Also Watch: Mardi Gras – Carnival Mega Cruise Ship Preview (2020) Following the float out, Mardi Gras was repositioned to a new location at the yard to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting, including the installation of BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea in the coming weeks, part of the Ultimate Playground outdoor recreation area. The ship’s more than 2,600 staterooms, including 180 suites across 11 different categories, have…

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Carnival’s Mardi Gras – New Spots to Eat, Drink & Chill

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Mardi Gras will continue the evolution of Carnival Cruise Line’s recent cruise ships with bold new features, modern designs and tons of dining choices. In their latest reveal, the line provided further details on the extensive offerings available within the ship’s Lido and Summer Landing zones. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said: New Food and Beverage Concepts in Lido and Summer Landing Zones Street Eats – This open-air eatery will bring the ready-to-eat nature of street food to the seas with three themed kiosks offering fried, steamed…

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Carnival Mardi Gras Keel-Laying Ceremony held in Finland

Carnival Mardi Gras Keel-Laying

Commencing the official start of construction for the largest cruise ship ever built by Carnival Cruise Line, a keel-laying ceremony was held today at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. Also Watch: Mardi Gras – Carnival Mega Cruise Ship Preview (2020) The ceremony, which dates back hundreds of years, was highlighted by the placement of coins placed on top of a 750-ton keel block called 3C signifying good luck for the ship and the official start of construction. Mardi Gras will be a…

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