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June 10, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Confirms First Sailing For Mardi Gras, Announces More Ships Returning In August

Carnival Cruise Line today laid out plans for its next wave of the summer restart of guest operations, including the first cruise for Mardi Gras and the return of additional ships in August.  Highlights of the plan include: Mardi Gras will start operating her seven-day cruises from Port Canaveral on Saturday, July 31, with pre-inaugural…
June 9, 2021

LNG-Powered Mardi Gras Refuels for the First Time at Port Canaveral

Mardi Gras – the first cruise ship in the Americas powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – refueled for the first time at its homeport of Port Canaveral which built the new Terminal 3 to accommodate this game-changing ship.   The ship made its U.S. debut docking for the first time at Port Canaveral on…
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June 4, 2021

Mardi Gras, Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest and Most Innovative Ship, Docks at Port Canaveral For the First Time

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, made her U.S. debut this morning, docking for the first time at Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3, built specifically for this vessel which is the first in the Americas powered by eco-friendly Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and features the first roller coaster at sea. Port Canaveral-based Carnival Freedom and Carnival…
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…
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May 16, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Goes Global to Select Godmother For Mardi Gras, Naming Miss Dominican Republic During MISS UNIVERSE Broadcast

With a global television audience estimated at 500 million looking on, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy presented Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez with the “Spirit of Carnival” award for embodying the company’s values of fun, friendship, diversity and inclusion during the MISS UNIVERSE broadcast, and bestowed the honor of serving as godmother to the…
April 22, 2021

On Earth Day, Carnival Cruise Line Releases Video Showcasing Eco-Friendly LNG Fuel Technology Utilized on Two Ships

In conjunction with Earth Day, Carnival Cruise Line today released a new video, “LNG Powers the Fun,” highlighting the many environmental benefits of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a groundbreaking fuel technology that will be utilized on two new ships, Mardi Gras, set to debut later this year from Port Canaveral, Fla., and Carnival Celebration, scheduled…
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February 9, 2021

On National Pizza Day, Carnival Cruise Line Reveals Additional Details on Italian-Themed La Piazza Zone on New Mardi Gras

On National Pizza Day, Carnival Cruise Line today revealed additional details on La Piazza, a stunning Italian-themed zone on its newest ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in May. Inspired by Italy’s unique culture and delicious culinary offerings, La Piazza will be home to a variety of new food and beverage outlets, as well as…
January 7, 2021

Mardi Gras’ BOLT Roller Coaster Named Most Innovative New Cruise Ship Attraction in the First-Ever The Points Guy Awards

BOLT – the first roller coaster at sea featured aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras – has been named the Most Innovative New Cruise Ship Attraction in the inaugural The Points Guy Awards, which are selected from a team of editors from the popular travel site. A marvel in maritime engineering, BOLT is an…
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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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