Carnival Cruise Line has released photos showing that construction of its first LNG-fueled cruise ship, Mardi Gras, is progressing at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, as the ship is being readied for its scheduled February 2021 entry into service.
The 5,200 passenger ship was floated out back on January 24. It had originally been planned for delivery in August, that was subsequently pushed back to October, with entry into revenue service set for November.
Workers have installed nearly 800 feet of suspended track for Bolt, the first rollercoaster at sea, that will encircle the ship’s upper decks and offer guests an exhilarating ride with dips and drops with breathtaking ocean views 187 feet above the water line.
All of the 21-deck ship’s more than 2,600 staterooms, including 180 suites across 11 different categories, have been installed as well, with interior outfitters now putting the finishing touches to them,
Mardi Gras is scheduled to enter service Feb. 6, 2021, from Port Canaveral’s new Terminal 3 which has been specifically constructed to accommodate Mardi Gras and its LNG propulsion system. Itineraries through April 2023 are open for sale.