Sometimes Mardi Gras takes place in Florida.
Carnival Cruise Line launched its new ship from a Florida port on July 30. This event marks not only the first voyage on the new ship, but also another step towards a return to pre-pandemic operations.
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Mardi Gras is Carnival Cruise Line’s new flagship. In a press release, the company explained that it was the first cruise ship in the Americas to run on liquefied natural gas, a greener option.
Carnival President Christine Duffy said: “ Mardi Gras has been in the works for five years, so finally welcoming guests aboard to experience this one-of-a-kind vessel is something we’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. Not only is Mardi Gras providing a truly unique vacation experience for our guests, it is so gratifying to be able to play a role in helping the local community by providing much needed jobs and a boost to the economy. “
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According to Carnival, this is also the first time a cruise ship has departed Port Canaveral with guests since the pandemic for the first time the industry halted cruises more than a year ago.
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The boat will be commissioned by Giuseppe Giusa, who said: “Today has been a really moving moment for all of our Mardi Gras team. To have the distinction as the flagship of Carnival Cruise Line is a great honor and our entire team is ready to provide our guests with the vacation they have so patiently awaited. We are ready to resume the fun. “