Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras departs on sea trials

   September 28, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line’s liner Mardi Gras commenced sea trials Monday morning, September 28, from the Meyer Turku Shipyard (Turku Finland).

The newbuild will spend ten days at sea prior to returning to the dock for final preparations prior to its departure for the USA.

Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship

The first North American ship to be LNG-powered (Liquefied Natural Gas), Mardi Gras has a planned inaugural cruise from homeport Port Canaveral Florida on February 6, 2021, operating 7-day Caribbean itineraries.

Carnival XL-Class ship design features a new (red-white-navy blue) hull and was created by the NYC-based naval architecture firm "Bluarch Architecture". Among the world's largest passenger ships, the new liner has a length of 1130 ft (344 m), passenger capacity 5200 (lower berths), and will offer various fleet-first and industry-first innovations - yet to be revealed.