CCL’s newest cruise ship Carnival Celebration sets sail on first sea trials

   September 5, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship - Carnival Celebration, set sail on her first sea trials on Monday, September 5, at ~9:00 a.m. local time for a test run.

The boat, which is currently being constructed at the Meyer shipyard (in Turku Finland) is currently navigating through the Turku Archipelago (northeastern Baltic Sea) in order to test all the major technical and nautical systems.

Carnival Celebration is currently slated to start passenger operations in November 2022 (Nov 6th) with a 14-day Transatlantic crossing (RepositionCruises.com) from Southampton (England UK) to Miami (Florida USA)

The construction is finished externally, while inside the vessel, Meyer Werft is working on the construction of the public areas. Like most of the CCL liners, Celebration will be deployed in the Caribbean. From homeport Miami, the new ship's schedule has 6-7-8-day long roundtrip itineraries to ports in the Western-Eastern-Southern Caribbean.

Carnival Celebration cruise ship

Carnival Celebration is CCL's second Helios-class boat - following the 2021-built Mardi Gras, which was also built by Meyer Turku. In 2023, the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft (Papenburg) will deliver the 3rd and final LNG ship from the current CCL order - Carnival Jubilee.

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