September 20, 2021

Half of Carnival Cruise Line’s U.S. Fleet Back in Service Following Return of Carnival Dream and Glory

With Carnival Dream and Carnival Glory resuming guest operations on Sept. 19, Carnival Cruise Line now has 11 ships – representing half of its U.S. fleet – sailing again. Beginning with its return to guest operations on July 3 with Carnival Vista, the line is operating from seven U.S. homeports including Miami, Galveston, Seattle, Port…
September 3, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Cruise Directors for Next Round of Ships Returning to Service

With eight of its ships already in guest operations, and more restarting throughout the fall season, Carnival Cruise Line today announced its next round of cruise directors who will entertain guests across the fleet. At the helm of the excitement on board will be Leon Smith on Carnival Glory and Marty Pitts on Carnival Valor…
August 26, 2021

Carnival Panorama Makes Line’s First Call to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Since Resuming Service

As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s highly anticipated return to guest operations, Carnival Panorama arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, today, for the first time in 17 months. Carnival Panorama is the first cruise ship to depart from California since the cruise industry paused operations in March 2020. The seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise departed Long…
August 11, 2021

Mardi Gras Makes First-Ever Call at Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan

As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s highly anticipated return to guest operations, the line’s newest and most innovative ship Mardi Gras arrived in Mahogany Bay, Roatan, today, marking the ship’s first port of call at the popular island since beginning cruising operations last week. Mardi Gras’ leadership team joined local government officials for a ceremonial…
June 28, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Expands HUB App to Include Additional Food and Beverage Functionality, Updated Health and Safety Information and More

As Carnival Cruise Line guests return to cruising this summer, they will find expanded functionality of the award-winning HUB App, which will include enhanced food and beverage features, spa and shore excursion booking capabilities, virtual queuing for onboard venues, and updated health and safety information. The most popular app in cruising with more than 8…
May 17, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Reflags Mardi Gras to Bahamian Registry

When Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, arrives to her new home in Port Canaveral, Fla. on June 4, 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. Mardi Gras has been the most highly anticipated new…
December 22, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s New Mardi Gras Docks in Rotterdam for First LNG Refueling

Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras made its first port call this morning in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where the ship will refuel its innovative Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system for the first time after delivery. Mardi Gras, set to begin sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., next year, will be the first cruise ship in…
December 18, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line today took delivery of its highly anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras, in a live virtual signing ceremony at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland. When Mardi Gras begins guest operations in April 2021, the 180,000-gross-ton vessel will be the most innovative ship in North America as it will be the first…
August 16, 2020

Shoreside Test Run of BOLT, First Rollercoaster At Sea Aboard Carnival’s New Mardi Gras, Showcased in New Video

Today is National Rollercoaster Day and to celebrate Carnival Cruise Line has released a new video highlighting a shoreside test run of BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, debuting on the new Mardi Gras in February.  The video can be viewed here. Shot in Munich, Germany, at Mauer Rides, the manufacturer of the groundbreaking top-deck…
August 10, 2020

A Journey to Finland and Back Home Again

Petu Kummala, senior director of interior design and architecture for Carnival Cruise Line, dispels the old adage that you can’t go home again. The Finnish native has the good fortune to return to his hometown of Turku every few months when he checks on the progress of Mardi Gras, the line’s newest and most innovative…