Photos: Carnival Provides Mardi Gras Construction Update
Carnival Cruise Line has released new construction updates and photos of their upcoming ship, Mardi Gras. Construction is progressing at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, as the ship is being readied for its scheduled debut in February 2021.
Workers have installed nearly 800 feet of suspended track for the first roller coaster at sea, BOLT. It will encircle the upper decks and offer a ride filled with dips and drops along with stunning views 187 feet above the water line. All of the vessel’s over 2,600 cabins have been installed, and interior outfitters are now putting the finishing touches in all of the staterooms and suites.
Mardi Gras’ six themed zones, which will include dining, beverage, and entertainment options, are also taking shape. They will include many of the venues that Carnival cruisers have come to know and love, plus new restaurants from Emeril Lagasse and Shaquille O’Neal. Encompassing 21 decks, Mardi Gras will offer a groundbreaking new layout highlighted by Grand Central, a massive atrium with three-deck-high windows overlooking the sea.
After two delays to the initial scheduled debut, Mardi Gras is now scheduled to enter service on February 6, 2021 from Port Canaveral’s new Terminal 3 which has been specifically constructed to accommodate the massive ship and its LNG propulsion system. Itineraries through April 2023 are open for booking.
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