Carnival floats out the Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship, the 5,282-passenger Mardi Gras, was floated out in a ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.  After being put in the water for the first time, the vessel was repositioned to a new location at the yard to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting. The Bolt, the first rollerContinue reading “Carnival floats out the Mardi Gras”

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Mardi Gras delays not surprising but still costly for Carnival

When Carnival Corp. announced that it was delaying this year’s delivery of the Carnival Mardi Gras, it had a familiar ring. The Mardi Gras, the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), joins ships from two other Carnival Corp. brands that also feature LNG propulsion and weren’t delivered onContinue reading “Mardi Gras delays not surprising but still costly for Carnival”

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Costa Smeralda Passes Propulsion Tests

The Costa Smeralda has successfully passed her sea trials carried out with liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a statement.  During the sea trials, which began on Nov. 16, the ship carried out a series of tests to verify the correct operation of systems, equipment and engines with LNG propulsion. “The fueling of cruise shipsContinue reading “Costa Smeralda Passes Propulsion Tests”

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