Carnival Corporation has announced two moves within its global leadership team as part of a broader effort to enhance operations and prepare for the eventual resumption of cruising.
Carnival Cruise Line has delayed the debut of Mardi Gras until 2021. Set to become the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the western hemisphere, itineraries had been planned from November 14th.
Carnival Cruises has revealed plans to return to limited sailing from August. However, outside of a handful of ships, further cancellations have also been confirmed.
Carnival Cruise Line has been forced to suspend further sailings following a new ‘no sail order’ from the Unites States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention. No ships will now sail until June 27th at the earliest.
Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. On the slipway are Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.
In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
Mardi Gras will offer a diverse schedule with six- to 15-day sailings visiting top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean beginning in summer 2020.
Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster is a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline offering nearly 800 feet of exhilarating twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.
The naming of the next ship to join the fleet brings back the name of the first Carnival Cruise Line ship that entered service in 1972 and started the wave of cruise holiday popularity in the United States.
Carnival Cruise Line has the first steel for its newest class of ship. At the same time, the American cruise giant revealed the new livery for the as yet unnamed 180,000-ton XL vessel.
Construction work has begun to upgrade Ocean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, to support continued growth in the cruise sector. Representatives from ABP, Carnival UK and contractors, Graham, came together to mark the start of main construction work for this major investment at Ocean Terminal.
The move represents the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement programme that has brought a consistent level of experiences from WaterWorks aqua parks, speciality dining, entertainment, enhanced accommodations and amenities to the more than five million passengers who annually sail with the line.