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 Mardi Gras Reaches “Float Out” Milestone

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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 Delivery Delayed, Sailings Cancelled

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Carnival Cruise Line has been informed by officials at the Meyer Turku shipyard that delivery of Mardi Gras will be delayed and is advising booked guests and travel advisors that the first revenue sailing of the ship will be Nov. 14, 2020. With this new schedule, Carnival will now take delivery of the ship in late October and its first revenue sailing will depart from Port Canaveral on Nov. 14, 2020.  Consequently, the first eight sailings that were scheduled starting Aug. 31 have been cancelled, including European, transatlantic and New…

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Top New Cruise Ships Arriving in 2020

In our 3rd annual guide to the Top New Cruise Ships (2020 Edition), we highlight 9 of the most anticipated cruise ships you’ll likely want to book for 2020. New Cruise Ships 2020 Several of the cruise lines on our list are evolving the proven designs from existing ship classes and expanding their fleets, one luxury cruise line is entering into the expedition cruise market, two other cruise lines are launching their largest vessels ever, and a brand-new cruise line is readying their first ship for launch. Note: This list…

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