Mardi Gras makes first-ever appeal in Nassau, Bahamas on maiden voyage
NASSAU, Bahamas, August 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s highly anticipated return to passenger operations, the line’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, Arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, today, marking the ship’s third stop on her maiden voyage. This is the first time that Carnival Cruise Line has used Nassau in 16 months.
Mardi Grasarrived at the port flying the flag of the Bahamas, a symbol of Carnival’s commitment to the Bahamas. The seven days Eastern Caribbean cruise left Port Canaveral July 31. Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in the Americas to be powered by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Considered the most advanced fuel technology in the marine industry, LNG is one of the cleanest fuels in the world, dramatically reducing emissions with cleaner exhaust gases. The ship also features BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea.
“We are delighted to make this inaugural appeal in Nassau and we are delighted to bring a new level of environmental sustainability to the many ports of the Bahamas and Caribbean,” noted Christine duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The restart of our cruise operations in the Bahamas calling on five different Bahamian ports has such a far reaching economic impact and on behalf of Carnival I would like to personally thank our partners from Nassau and the Bahamas for their hospitality in welcoming our guests. “
“The carnival has a very close relationship with The Bahamas for almost half a century ”, declared Domenico Rognoni, senior vice president of Carnival, responsible for ethics and compliance, who is also vice president of the Bahamas Shipowner Association. “Our very first ship was the original Mardi Gras, and her maiden voyage was at Bahamas, so we think that rekindling the story in this way and recording the new Mardi Gras with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA), is a fitting demonstration of the value of this relationship to Carnival and our continued commitment to the country. ”
“We are proud of our close collaboration and relationship with Carnival Cruise Line, and we thank them for making the Bahamas his favorite flag for this innovative vessel ”, declared the captain Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO of BMA. “As the world’s largest flag for passenger ships, we have a deep understanding and knowledge of this industry, and we continue to take a proactive stance and advocate for passenger ship issues in the regulatory arena. international. “
“The tourism and maritime transport sectors are two of the main financial contributors to the Bahamas’ economic development and our long-standing relationship with Carnival, the world’s largest cruise line, embodies both of these elements, ”said BMA President Denise lewis johnson. “We appreciate the continued confidence Carnival has placed in the Registry by marking its new vessel, Mardi Gras, the first LNG-powered cruise ship to operate in the Americas and Caribbean, with the Bahamas. This choice testifies to the quality and expertise of the BMA team. We look forward to continuing to welcome the ship, her crew and passengers to our shores and to share our world-class hospitality and customer service in the Bahamas. ”
Mardi Gras guests can enjoy a plethora of entertainment experiences across the ship’s 19 decks and six distinct themed areas, including the first on-ship version of the hit TV show Family quarrel, and more than two dozen restaurants with meeting rooms Guy Fieri, Emeril Lagasse, Rudi Sodiman and the Chief Fun Officer of the line Shaquille O’neal. Mardi Grassails year-round from Port Canaveral, offering seven-day itineraries to the East and Western caribbean.
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ABOUT THE CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be known as America’s Cruise Line with a total of 24 ships, sailing from 14 US home ports and employing over 40,000 crew members of 120 nationalities. The line has resumed its cruise activities July 3, 2021 while its newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, featuring the first roller coasters at sea and the Americas’ first fueled by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Port Canaveral, Florida, July 31, 2021. As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Carnival celebration, sister ship of Mardi Gras, is set to debut in late 2022 from PortMiami, along with a still unnamed third Excel-class ship in 2023.
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