Christine Duffy (CCL's President) and Ben Clement (CCL's Senior VP of Newbuilds) joined the CEO of Meyer Turku Tim Meyer to welcome Celebration into the fleet.
Celebration (CCL's 2nd Excel-class unit - following Mardi Gras) is stunning from her 3-deck-high atrium to the dozens of dining and beverage venues spread out across 6 themed zones including the Miami-inspired 820 Biscayne and homage to all-things travel in The Gateway, along with the award-winning BOLT roller coaster.
The liner will arrive at her homeport of PortMiami Florida on November 20 following a 14-day Transatlantic "Journeys Cruise" (RepositionCruises.com) out of Southampton (England UK).
An official naming ceremony will be held that evening and promises a tribute to the company’s past and a look ahead to its future. Carnival Celebration is able to accommodate 5200+ guests, expanding the line’s overall capacity and adding a new option for vacationers sailing from PortMiami as she operates Eastern & Western Caribbean itineraries year-round. The week-long roundtrips will visit Grand Turk Island (Turks and Caicos), San Juan (Puerto Rico), and Cozumel (Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya).