Mardi Gras LNG Refueling – First Time Since U.S. Arrival

Carnival’s Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Since arriving to much fanfare at Port Canaveral, Florida on Friday, Mardi Gras received her first refueling, while she was berthed at her home at the brand-new Terminal 3. Also Watch:   In its liquefied state, LNG is odorless, colorless, more environmentally friendly and competitively priced compared to other fuels.  Among the cleanest fuels in the world, LNG significantly reduces emissions with cleaner exhaust and maintains its “liquefied” nature by being…

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Carnival’s Mardi Gras to Arrive at Port Canaveral June 4th

Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that their long awaited and highly anticipated new cruise ship, Mardi Gras will arrive at her home port of Port Canaveral, Florida on June 4th, following a transatlantic voyage from Barcelona departing May 21st. When Mardi Gras arrives she will be flying the Bahamian flag to designate the new ship registry for the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ship to operate in North America. Also Watch: Carnival’s Mardi Gras – A First Look Mardi Gras’ debut had been delayed almost a year due to the…

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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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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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