Posted by on December 5, 2018 11:31 pm
Categories: Column 1 Travel News

Carnival Mardi Gras Will Be the Cruise Line’s 28th Cruise Ship

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the name of their 28th and largest cruise ship will be Mardi Gras. The announcement came during tonight’s Wheel of Fortune show.

Carnival Cruise Line is bringing back the name of their very first cruise ship, a 27,000 gross ton vessel that went into service with Carnival in 1972.

The new Carnival Mardi Gras will be a 180,000 gross ton cruise ship and the largest in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet.  The ship will carry 5,200 passengers at double occupancy.  The ship will be the cruise line’s first LNG powered vessel and go into service in 2020.  The vessel will be 1,130 feet long and is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.

Cruise itineraries on this new Carnival ship won’t be released until January 2019.  The ship will homeport

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