Carnival’s New and Largest Cruise Ship Completes Construction Milestone

Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ever cruise ship, Mardi Gras completed a construction milestone yesterday when she touched water for the first time.

After Mardi Gras floated out of the dry dock, the vessel was repositioned to a new location at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting, including the installation of the first roller coaster at sea, dubbed BOLT, part of the Ultimate Playground outdoor recreation area.

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Carnival Cruise’s New Mardi Gras Ship Heads to Port Canaveral in 2020

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that the upcoming Mardi Gras will arrive with innovative new stateroom designs when it joins in the fleet in 2020.

Mardi Gras will be the largest ship in the company’s fleet and it will feature the popular Havana inspired cabins with exclusive access to a Cuban-themed bar, first introduced on the Vista-class.

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Carnival Announces Roller Coaster on New Cruise Ship From Florida

Carnival Cruise Line announced plans to launch the first cruise ship with a roller coaster on board.
Carnival promises ‘heart-pounding’ onboard roller coaster on its highly anticipated cruise ship, Mardi Gras.

The all-electric coaster, the BOLT, will travel nearly 40 mph and take riders on a series of twists, turns and drops, right around the ship’s famous whale-tail funnel. Continue reading

First Steel Cut for Carnival Cruise Line’s First LNG-Powered Ship

Carnival Cruise Line cuts first steel for its largest ever ship.

The first steel has been cut for the newest and largest ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s latest class.

The 180,000-tonne Excellence-class vessel will carry 2,500 passengers.  From its launch, the yet-unnamed cruise ship will operate from Port Canaveral. Continue reading

Carnival Horizon, Newest and Largest in Fleet, Arrives in PortMiami

Carnival Horizon, the newest ship in the cruise line’s fleet, arrives in PortMiami this month.

Horizon is the newest and the largest ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet and the second Vista class ship and the 26-th ship for Florida-based cruise operator. The cruise ship was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri. The first ship in class, Carnival Vista, built by the same firm, was delivered in April 2016. Continue reading