A new ship for Carnival Cruise Lines was launched at the Meyer Turku shipyard
The Carnival Celebration cruise liner with a capacity of 185 thousand tons, which will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), has been launched at the shipyard of the Finnish company Meyer Turku Oy (part of the Meyer Werft group). In a joint press release of the cruise line and the Finnish shipbuilder, it is noted that the ship is named in honor of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famous cruise brand Carnival Cruise Lines (part of Carnival Corporation). Completion and equipping of the vessel will be continued at the shipyard berth.
Carnival Celebration will be the second Excel-class vessel built at the Meyer Turku factory for Carnival Cruise Lines. The lead vessel of this Mardi Gras series is currently in Port Canaveral (Florida, USA).
Carnival Corporation & PLC is one of the largest cruise companies in the world. The Corporation provides services on cruise routes in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia under the brands Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P & O Cruises (Australia) and P & O Cruises (Great Britain). Together, these companies operate a cruise fleet of 103 ships and plan to receive 18 more new cruise liners by 2023. These cruise ships call at more than 700 ports around the world. Carnival also operates companies united by the Holland America Princess Alaska Tours brand, operating flights in Alaska and in the Canadian Yukon.