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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 

Meyer Turku has delivered the 180,000gt LNG powered cruise ship 'Mardi Gras' to cruise operator Carnival Cruise Line.

Meyer Turku CEO Tim Meyer said: “We are delivering a beautiful and highly advanced ship with world-class technology such as LNG propulsion, to name just one. With these sophisticated systems, she will be one of the most environmentally friendly ships to sail the North-American waters. I am very proud of our team of shipbuilders and would like to thank everyone involved of their dedication during the building process.”

Mardi Gras features a three-stories-high atrium in the middle of the ship, opening up to a floor-to-ceiling window and movable LED screens, as well as the first roller coaster built on a ship. The vessel has accommodation for 5200 passengers and about 2000  crew.

“We value our partnership with Meyer Turku, which has worked closely with us to deliver a beautiful ship that our guests will love. Mardi Gras’ technology, venues and accommodations will make this a game-changing vessel in North America. With this delivery, we can now focus our collective efforts on the building of her sister ship, Carnival Celebration, which will arrive from Turku in 2022 in time for our 50th birthday,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

The 340m long Mardi Gras is planned to enter service from Port Canaveral, Florida in April 2021.

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