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January 13, 2021

First Steel Cut for New Carnival Celebration, Next Excel-Class Ship Set to Debut from PortMiami in 2022

The maritime tradition to mark the first steel cut for a new ship took place for Carnival Celebration at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, as Carnival Cruise Line prepares for its next Excel-class ship that will debut next year. A sister ship to the highly anticipated Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration is scheduled to begin…
January 6, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Notifies Guests of Cruise Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations, including extending its pause in all operations in the U.S. through March 31, 2021, as well as select ships and homeport operations related to itineraries and dry dock work. Booked guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their options for…
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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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December 17, 2020

No Longer a Mean One, The Grinch Delivers Holiday Cheer to Carnival Crew

The Grinch’s heart definitely grew three sizes this year as he brought some holiday cheer to Carnival crew members across the fleet, delivering more than 10,000 hand-written cards from the line’s fans and employees. Operation Happy Holidays was kicked off by Carnival’s Brand Ambassador John Heald and promoted by the line’s personal vacation planners and…
December 15, 2020

Yes, Virginia, There is a Roller Coaster On a Cruise Ship – And Santa Claus Just Rode It

Santa Claus 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 shipyard later this week. With enthusiastic shrieks of delight and a few hearty…
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December 9, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Sets 2021 Dry Docks For Three Ships and Defers Their Return to Operations Until After Work Is Completed

Carnival Cruise Line has established dry dock plans for three of its ships, and as part of its gradual, phased-in return to operations in 2021, will defer the deployment of the vessels until after the work is completed. In a letter to guests and travel agents, Carnival advised that it has cancelled cruises on Carnival…
December 3, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Updates Guests on Itinerary Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line is informing guests and travel agents that it has cancelled select itineraries for specific operations in 2021, as it implements its plans for the resumption of cruising in 2021, including cruise operations in February from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston and moving the inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras until April 24, 2021.…
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November 18, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Additional Cruises As It Works To Meet CDC Requirements to Resume Operations In 2021

As it continues to build and implement its plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Resuming Cruise Ship Operations Order issued on Oct. 30 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Carnival Cruise Line notified guests and travel agents that it has cancelled additional cruises for the first part of…
November 13, 2020

Carnival Corporation’s North American Brands Extend Pause in Cruise Operations

Carnival Corporation (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, today announced that its North American cruise line brands will extend their existing pause in operations, suspending cruise voyages between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. "Our highest responsibility and top priorities are always compliance, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and well-being of…
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