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LNG-powered Mardi Gras departs from Port Canaveral


On Saturday, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, set sail with guests from Port Canaveral. Accordingly, this is the first cruise ship to set sail since the industry-wide pause in operations 16 months ago. Also, Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in the Americas powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

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About Mardi Gras

Worth noting, the 180 000 gross tonnages LNG-powered cruise ship left Florida’s port on 31 July. Besides, it is currently undergoing a weeklong cruise with stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, and Nassau, The Bahamas.

As the line’s newest flagship, the 180,000-ton Mardi Gras ship has six distinct themed zones with various food, beverage, and entertainment options; for instance, including dining venues from Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri, Rudi Sodamin, and its Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal.

In this regard, Carnival President Christine Duffy said in a media release; “Indeed, Mardi Gras has been five years in the making; so, to finally welcome guests on board to experience this one-of-a-kind ship is something that we’ve been looking forward to for a very long time.”


Moreover, “not only is Mardi Gras providing a truly unique vacation experience to our guests,” continued Giusa; “it’s so gratifying to be able to play a role helping the local community by providing much-needed jobs and a boost to the economy.”  

Therefore, “today was a truly emotional moment for our entire Mardi Gras team. Thus, having the distinction as the flagship of Carnival Cruise Line is a great honor. Also, our entire team is ready to provide our guests with the vacation they have been so patiently waiting for. In brief, we are ready to get back to fun!”

Worth noting, Mardi Gras set sail Saturday at 6 p.m. from Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3; specifically, for a weeklong cruise. Also, it is the fifth Carnival Cruise Line ship to resume service with additional vessels set to restart operations soon. 

Lastly, Carnival Cruise Line has been sailing from Port Canaveral for more than 30 years. Besides, during that time, the line has carried millions of satisfied guests. 

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