The float-out ceremony of the coming flagship of Carnival Cruise Line, Mardi Gras, was celebrated on Friday, January 24, at Meyer Turku shipyard. The 180 000 GT newbuild is the largest Carnival ship to date.
With the float-out, the six themed zones aboard Mardi Gras are also beginning to take shape with interior build-out of spots like Emeril’s Bistro 1396 created by popular chef Emeril Lagasse and a new atrium concept with moveable LED screens and 3-deck-high floor-to-ceiling windows.
The ship yard’s design office works with the shipowner architects in order to create a custom-designed vessel for the signature style of Carnival, a brand new architectural design. Almost 1000 specialized companies are currently engaged in providing complex services and materials to create the ship at Turku Shipyard.
Carnival Mardi Gras will be delivered in late October 2020. Carnival announced the ship will enter revenue service on November 14 from Port Canaveral FL.