Mardi Gras will spend the next 10 days at sea. During sea trials, the cruise ship’s propulsion, speed, maneuverability, stabilizers, and safety features (fire suppression & life saving equipment) are all tested.
After sea trials are complete, the cruise ship will head back to the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland where the interior of Mardi Gras will be completed.
Mardi Gras will be Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship ever at over 180,0000 gross tons. The vessel will also be the world’s first cruise ship to feature a roller coaster on the top deck.
There will be over 2,600 staterooms on Mardi Gras including 180 suites across 11 categories.
The cruise ship will be divided into six themed zones and will be Carnival’s most innovative ship yet.
The first cruise ship in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Mardi Gras is scheduled to enter service from Port Canaveral, Florida, February 6, 2021, operating week-long cruises to the Caribbean.