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Friday, January 24, 2020 

The float-out of 'Mardi Gras', the 180,000gt future flagship of Carnival Cruise line, has been celebrated at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

The 5,200-passenger vessel will be the largest in the Carnival fleet after delivery later in 2020.

“I believe Mardi Gras will be a truly special ship. She will be the first to use our now proven LNG cruise ship propulsion system in North American markets and feature many other sophisticated technologies – including BOLT, the first roller coaster onboard a ship”, said CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer.

“We can’t wait for our guests to experience Mardi Gras, a one-of-a-kind ship that is true game changer and continues the evolution of the Carnival vacation experience,” said Ben Clement, Carnival’s SVP newbuilds.

Meyer said: “We are building all the facilities a smart modern city would have: hospitals, IT-networks, restaurants and sophisticated environmental technologies, on a ship sailing the seas. It is a very difficult undertaking but also the end result is really spectacular.”

Mardi Gras will be delivered in late October and Carnival has announced she will enter revenue service on 14 November 2020 from Port Canaveral, USA.

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