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November 18, 2020

Carnival Ecstasy Comes to the Aid of an Injured Mariner at Sea

While anchored in The Bahamas on Tuesday, Carnival Ecstasy responded to a Mayday call from the private yacht “Balista” seeking help for a crew member suffering from severe injuries.  Carnival Ecstasy was approximately four nautical miles away.  While it could see that another cruise ship was closer, the other vessel did not appear to be…
October 17, 2020

Carnival Sensation Assists Small Craft in Distress

Earlier today, Carnival Sensation came to the aid of a small craft which was in distress in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla.  Upon seeing the boat in the water, Carnival Sensation maneuvered alongside the craft and provided blankets, life jackets, food and water to the 24 people on board…
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September 28, 2020

Mardi Gras Departs on Sea Trials

Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras is shown here departing on its sea trials this morning from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.  The vessel will spend 10 days at sea before returning to the dock for final preparations for its departure for the U.S. The first ship in North America to be powered…
September 9, 2020

Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Carnival Cruise Line’s New Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line is giving fans a chance to go beyond the Finnish “Paasy Kielletty” (“No Admittance”) signs with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mardi Gras at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Scheduled to enter service in February, Mardi Gras’ progress is highlighted with a series of videos that show workers finalizing…
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August 31, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Wheel of Fortune ‘Week of Fun’ Begins Tonight!

Be sure to check out Carnival Cruise Line’s “Week of Fun” on Wheel of Fortune which begins tonight and runs through Sept. 4, and features a custom-made tropical set that provides a memorable backdrop for contestants to win Carnival cruises and other terrific prizes. Fans can also win with an online giveaway at www.wheeloffortune.com.  All…
August 24, 2020

Women on the Watch at the FOC

When Carnival Cruise Line's state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Center (FOC) opened a few years ago at the Miami headquarters, it brought all of the company's port, marine and technical operations together, utilizing the latest technology and of course, staffed by the best and brightest personnel in cruising. Two of those team members are Alia Oueslati and…
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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 31, 2020

Farewell to Two ‘Fun Ships,’ Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration Leave Fleet

Last week’s announcement that Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration would be leaving the fleet brought forth a flood of memories from our shipboard and shoreside team members who worked on these two popular ships which carried millions of satisfied guests during their many years of service. It was an emotional moment for all crew on…
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…
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