Mardi Gras begins sea trials

Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras has left the Meyer Turku shipyard for the first time.

For months Mardi Gras and Costa Tuscana have been sitting sisterly next to each other at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

This weekend the LNG tanks aboard Mardi Gras were successfully filled in preparation for the ship’s first voyage. And on Monday morning the two sisters were seperated as Mardi Gras blew her fog horns to announce she was leaving the yard for the first time.

Carnival Cruise Line’s new vessel will spend the next 10 days at sea before returning to the dock for final preparations. She will then depart for her new home in Florida.

The first ship in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is scheduled to enter service from Port Canaveral on February 6, 2021.

Also read: Form meets function aboard Carnival Mardi Gras

Pictures courtesy of Meyer Turku

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