It was a big day for Carnival Cruise Line as they officially took delivery of their newest ship, Mardi Gras, early Friday morning. Even as they were marking the occasion, they were preparing to begin work on her sister ship, Carnival Celebration.
Why This Is A Very Big Deal
If the folks at Carnival — not to mention their many fans — seem excited, it’s because this particular ship is a game-changer for the line. Many of the concepts introduced on board are brand new for Carnival. From the atrium to several restaurants and, of course, that much-buzzed-about roller coaster, Mardi Gras is designed to turn the expectations of longtime Carnival cruisers on their ear while also helping to bring in those all-important new-to-cruise folks.
Many of the concepts introduced on board are brand new for Carnival
This day has without doubt been hard-won, given that the worldwide health crisis led to several delays in the ship’s delivery, which also meant delays in her initial sailings. But if absence makes the heart grow fonder, anticipation makes the heart beat faster, as evidenced by the level of excitement that has surrounded every step of the megaship’s development