April 12, 2024

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The 2nd Excel-class ship was floated out on Carnival Cruise Lines’ 50th birthday

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Following the trend of global decarbonization, Carnival Cruise Line has added the second LNG-fueled Excel-class cruise ship Carnival Celebration to its fleet.

The cruise company names its Excel-class ships after some of its old ships. The newbuild bears the same name as Carnival Cruise Line’s first ship launched in 1972. It features a length of 337 meters and a width of 42 meters.

The 185,000 gross tonnage LNG-powered was built in Meyer Turku shipyard and has launched at the shipyard on 11 February 2021. 

“The Float out marks the beginning of a very intensive phase in the ship’s construction, as the inside features and venues will start taking form. By the end of the summer Celebration will be ready for her sea trial and then for delivery later in the autumn,” said Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.

The LNG-fueled vessel specifically marks Carnival Cruise Lines’ 50th birthday.

Carnival Corporation ordered these ships for its subsidiary Carnival Cruise Line.

The vessel is a second Excel-class ship that Meyer Turku built for Carnival Cruise Lines. Its sister ship Mardi Gras the first LNG-fueled cruise ship in the Americas. It is already sailing in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Carnival Celebration will enter service in November 2022 with a trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton. 

After that, the third ship Carnival Jubilee will enter the service in 2023. 

Moreover, Carnival Corporation also collaborates with China State Shipbuilding Corporation and Fincantieri Group of Italy on a construction contract for 2+4 135,000 gross tonnage Vista-class cruise ships. The first cruise ship in the series has reached its important stage of building. CSSC SWS has set the plan for the 2nd large-scale cruise ship construction in 2022

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