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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…
February 26, 2020

Carnival Previews Family Feud Live to be Featured on Mardi Gras

In anticipation of Mardi Gras’ November arrival, Carnival Cruise Line hosted a sneak preview of Family Feud Live, one of many new entertainment features that will debut on the most talked about new ship coming to North America. A team of travel advisors squared off against members of the press in a friendly game at…
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February 25, 2020

Additional Details on Mardi Gras’ French Quarter Zone Revealed in New Episode of Carnival’s Behind-the-Scenes Video Series

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZp6YkSf8VM&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Gearing up for the arrival of the new Mardi Gras later this year, Carnival Cruise Line revealed additional details on the ship’s French Quarter zone in the latest episode of “Behind The Fun: The Making of Mardi Gras.” In a nod to the festive culture of New Orleans, the French Quarter will showcase a…
February 10, 2020

New Eight-Part Behind-the-Scenes Series from Carnival Cruise Line Showcases Unique Innovations of Soon-to-Debut Mardi Gras

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQbDgSnMwM[/embed]With the arrival of Mardi Gras later this year, Carnival Cruise Line launched a new eight-part video series that showcases the many unique innovations of the highly anticipated ship which is set to debut in November. Hosted by Mardi Gras Cruise Director Matt Mitcham and Brand Ambassador John Heald, the series takes viewers on a…
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January 24, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras ‘Floated Out’ at Meyer Turku

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras was “floated out” at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland in anticipation of its debut later this year. Following the float out, Mardi Gras was repositioned to a new location at the yard to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting, including the installation of BOLT, the first roller coaster at…
January 20, 2020

It’s Official! Mardi Gras Gets Her Funnel

Mardi Gras has even more to celebrate as she was recently equipped with Carnival Cruise Line’s iconic winged funnel – a veritable cherry on top of the line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship! The funnel was installed at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland in advance of this week’s “float out” when Mardi Gras…
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November 25, 2019

Massive Gingerbread Cruise Ship Modeled After Carnival Cruise Line’s New Mardi Gras ‘Docks’ at Atlanta Mall

Leave it to Carnival Cruise Line to spice up the fun this holiday season! In partnership with Atlanta culinary artist and baker Karen Portaleo, the world’s most popular cruise line has created a massive 23-foot-long gingerbread replica of Carnival’s new Mardi Gras, set to debut next year. Weighing 1,500 pounds, the ship-shaped confection is “docked”…
November 21, 2019

New Seafood Restaurant by Award-Winning Culinary Artist Rudi Sodamin to Debut on Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line announced today that a new seafood restaurant designed by acclaimed culinary artist Rudi Sodamin will be among the varied dining options on Mardi Gras when it debuts next summer. Sodamin’s reputation for curating unique dining experiences will lend itself to Rudi’s Seagrill which will offer dishes as artistic as they are flavorful.…
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