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LNG-powered Mardi Gras makes U.S. debut docking

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, the first LNG-fueled cruise ship in the Americas, has docked at Cape Carnival, Florida.

LNG-powered Mardi Gras makes U.S. debut docking
Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Mardi Gras is a 180, 000 gross tonnage, LNG-powered cruise ship, belonging to the world’s largest cruise ship operator Carnival Cruise Line. The 5,200-passenger ship was constructed by Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku.

The newbuild bears the same name as Carnival Cruise Line’s first ship launched in 1972.

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Mardi Gras made the U.S. debut docking on 4 June 2021 at Port Canaveral Cruise’s Terminal 3, built specifically for this vessel. The ship was joined by Carnival Freedom and Carnival Liberty.

Mardi Gras will sail year-round from Port Canaveral, offering seven-day itineraries to the eastern and western Caribbean.