Mardi Gras is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and will be the first cruise ship to have a roller coaster. The ship will sail cruises to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral. (View Itineraries)
Meyer Turku posted a video showing the cruise ship receiving her signature funnel that is featured on all Carnival cruise ships. The video can be seen below.
Mardi Gras is scheduled to have her float out next week when the ship will touch water for the first time.
A game changer for the cruise industry, Carnival’s Mardi Gras will introduce a number of groundbreaking innovations, including BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, a new restaurant by legendary chef Emeril Lagasse, and six themed zones offering a variety of food, beverage and entertainment choices.
The cruise ship will also offer a wide range of accommodation choices, including more than 180 suites across 11 different levels.
Mardi Gras will also be the first cruise ship in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), part of Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising” platform.
Mardi Gras will sail her first revenue cruise on November 14, 2020. The ship will sail seven night cruises to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Cruises to the Western Caribbean will visit Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Roatan. Voyages to the Eastern Caribbean will stop in Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and San Juan.