Carnival Acquires New LNG-Powered Cruise Ship From Meyer Turku
Carnival Celebration is the first ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Meyer Turku of Finland delivered it to Carnival on November 2nd. The ship is dedicated to commemorating Carnival’s 50th anniversary.
The ship, Carnival Celebration, was built by Meyer Turku in Finland, and is the 24th ship in Carnival’s fleet. At 182,800 gross tons it measures 344 meters in length and 42 meters in width and accommodates 5,374 passengers and 1,735 crew members. It will fly a Panamanian flag and Miami will be its homeport.
The original Excel ship in the company’s fleet is a major accomplishment, not just because of where it is today, but also because it has been drawing attention to the company’s push to eliminate emissions by 2050.
Carnival Celebration has six different zones catering to a range of interests and lifestyles. There is a three-story glass atrium, as well as a variety of dining and entertainment options. Your entertainment options aboard the ship include the BOLT roller coaster on the top deck. For Carnival’s 50th anniversary, there is also a beautiful space dedicated to their rich history. This space includes fittings from CRUISE85, replica furniture, and decorative elements that reflect Carnival’s earlier vessels.
When Carnival Celebration delivered the vessel to the port, it departed immediately for Southampton and is scheduled to start its first customer cruise November 6th. When it returns from Southampton November 20th, the ship will be home in Miami.