As part of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s return to passenger shipping operations, the fleet’s newest vessel Mardi Gras arrived in Amber Cove Dominicana on August 4, marking the liner’s 2nd call port on her maiden voyage.
The ship’s leadership team joined government officials for an official plaque exchange to commemorate the arrival of the flagship. The 7-day Caribbean voyage departed Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) on July 31.
Christine Duffy (CCL's President) said they were delighted to begin their Mardi Gras sailings and offer guests "an opportunity to experience all of the beauty of Amber Cove while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.”
“The restart of cruising in Amber Cove has such a wide-reaching impact and on behalf of Carnival, I would like to personally thank our partners at Amber Cove for their hospitality in welcoming our guests.”
Mardi Gras is the first LNG-powered cruiser in the Americas and boasts the first-at-sea roller coaster BOLT. Passengers can enjoy a host of entertainment throughout the 19 decks of the ship and 6 distinct themed zones, such as the first shipboard version of the hit TV show Family Feud, and over two dozen restaurants with venues from Emeril Lagasse, Rudi Sodiman, Guy Fieri, and CCL’s Chief Fun Officer, Shaquille O’Neal.
Carnival Mardi Gras is scheduled to sail year-round from Port Canaveral (homeport), offering 7-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.