Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras Departs on Sea Trials

Carnival Cruise Line's new Mardi Gras out of Turku, Finland (September 2020, courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras is shown here departing on its sea trials this morning from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.

The vessel will spend 10 days at sea before returning to the dock for final preparations for its departure for the U.S.

The first ship in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Mardi Gras is scheduled to enter service from Port Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6, 2021, operating week-long itineraries.

(Carnival Cruise Line, Meyer Turku Shipyard)