Carnival’s 3rd Excel Class Ship Coming to Texas in 2023

Carnival Jubilee

With the official launch and naming of Carnival’s Mardi Gras now complete, Carnival Cruise Line has just announced that the third Excel-Class ship Carnival Jubilee, will be based in Galveston, Texas for when she debuts in 2023. Also Watch: Carnival Mardi Gras | Full Ship Walkthrough Tour Carnival Jubilee, will follow Carnival Celebration, the line’s second Excel Class vessel, coming to PortMiami in November 2022. However, this new Excel-class ship will not be the first Jubilee to sail from Galveston. As it gets ready to celebrate its 50th birthday in…

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Carnival to Grow Fleet with Two Additional Ships by 2023

Here they grow again! Carnival Cruise Line announced plans today to grow its fleet by two additional ships by 2023, taking the delivery position of an Excel-class ship that had previously been assigned to sister line AIDA Cruises that will arrive in late 2023, as well as taking ownership of Costa Magica from another of its European sister lines, with that ship going through a dry dock, renaming and Carnival-branded conversion and joining the fleet by mid-2022. Costa Magica was built on the same platform as the original Carnival Destiny/Triumph…

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Royal Caribbean’s 1st Ship In New Class: Icon of the Seas

While we’ve known the brand-new Icon class of ships was coming, what we didn’t know, was the name of the first ship, until now. Royal Caribbean International marked the start of construction on its first Icon Class ship, revealing the name, Icon of the Seas during the steel-cutting ceremony at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku, where the revolutionary ship will be constructed. In attendance at the ceremony was Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group; Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International; and Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.…

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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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A First Look at NCL’s New Cruise Ship Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Prima

After many years cloaked in secrecy under the Project Leonardo moniker, Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled their latest new cruise ship Norwegian Prima. Wide Open Spaces After almost a decade of building their Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships, NCL has changed course and decided to go smaller with their new Prima Class ships. While smaller in size, Prima class ships are all about the wide-open spaces. Ocean Boulevard, located on Deck 8, features the Oceanwalk glass bridge, swim to the horizon in one of two infinity pools and watch…

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