Carnival’s LNG-powered newbuild Mardi Gras floated

Image courtesy of Meyer Turku

Carnival Cruise Line’ LNG-powered XL-class newbuild Mardi Gras has hit the water at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. 

Image courtesy of Meyer Turku

The 180,000-ton cruise ship will be the largest one in the Carnival fleet after delivery later in 2020, Meyer Turku said in a statement on Friday.

With the float-out Mardi Gras’ six themed zones are also beginning to take shape with the interior build-out.

Mardi Gras will be delivered in late October and Carnival said it will enter service on November 14, 2020, from Port Canaveral, Florida.