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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…
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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…
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July 20, 2020

Mardi Gras Construction Progressing at Finland’s Meyer Turku Shipyard

As revealed by photos released today, construction on Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras is progressing at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, as the ship is being readied for its scheduled February 2021 debut. Workers have installed nearly 800 feet of suspended track for BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, that will encircle…
May 4, 2020

Update From Carnival Cruise Line On Service Pause Extension

Carnival Cruise Line issued the following update to our news release today concerning a further delay of operations for most of our fleet until August 31. Some of the media reports have not fully conveyed the contents of our previous media statement and why certain itineraries were not being cancelled.  Carnival reiterates that this is…
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April 29, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Utilizing Its Ships To Return Crew Members Home

Eighteen Carnival Cruise Line ships will rendezvous in The Bahamas over the next several days as the final plans are put in place to sail nine of the ships to repatriate more than 10,000 healthy crew members who remain on board due to restrictions limiting air travel to Asia, Africa, Europe, India and Latin America.…
April 13, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause In North American Operations

Carnival Cruise Line said today that it is notifying guests that we are cancelling more cruises as we extend our pause in North American operations, with plans to resume on June 27, 2020. Carnival Cruise Line shares the global priorities of health and safety for all.  We will use this extended pause to continue to…
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March 30, 2020

Carnival To Continue Operations Pause Until May 11

Carnival Cruise Line is extending our pause of North American operations to May 11. We are working with our guests to address this disruption to their vacation plans and extend our apologies.  For our guests’ convenience, we have automated the customer service process and urge our guests and travel agent partners to please use the…
March 20, 2020

Lighting Up the Night Carnival Cruise Line’s Fleet Offers Illuminating Message of ‘We Will Be Back’

In the midst of an industry-wide pause in operations, Carnival Cruise Line is lighting up all of its ships in North America and Australia with an inspirational message for its crew, guests, travel advisors, port partners and communities in this unprecedented time of challenge. The “We Will Be Back” message is meant to uplift spirits…
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