VIDEO:Construction on Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras ship progressing at Meyer Turku shipyard

   July 21, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Construction on CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship Mardi Gras is progressing at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku Finland. The newbuild is scheduled for inauguration in early-February 2021.

Workers installed nearly 800 ft of suspended track for the first rollercoaster at sea, BOLT, which will encircle upper decks and offer passengers an exhilarating ride with dips & drops and breathtaking views 187 feet above the ocean.

All of the ship's 2641staterooms were installed. Interior outfitters are currently putting the finishing touches on the passenger accommodations. The liner's 6 themed zones are also taking shape. These areas will include beverage, dining and entertainment venues, including CCL's signature restaurants via exclusive partnerships with Guy Fieri, Shaquille O’Neal and Emeril Lagasse.

Encompassing 21 decks, the new Mardi Gras cruiser will boast a new layout highlighted by Grand Central - a three-deck-high Atrium (midship) with floor-ceiling windows overlooking the sea.

Mardi Gras is planned to start cruise shipping operations on February 6, 2021, from homeport Port Canaveral Florida (roundtrip departures from the new Terminal 3). The new cruise terminal was specifically built to handle the LNG-powered Mardi Gras.

Itineraries through April 2023 are now open for sale.