Carnival Mardi Gras Coming In 2020

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Carnival Cruise Line announced the name of their 28th ship last night at the end of Wheel of Fortune.

Mardi Gras will join the Carnival fleet in 2020 as the 28th ship in the Carnival fleet. She will be the first ship in the XL-class, and is set to sail out of a new state-of-the-art terminal in Port Canaveral Florida. The 180,000 gross ton vessel will be able to carry 6,500 guests at full capacity.

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Back in 1972, Carnival purchased a ship and named it Mardi Gras. However, it was only 27,000 tons.

“Our first ship Mardi Gras was a historic vessel,” says Carnival president Christine Duffy, “introducing a brand new style of cruising to the vacationing public. What better way to pay tribute to our company’s nearly 50-year history of creating wonderful vacation memories than by naming this groundbreaking vessel after our original and beloved Fun Ship?”

The original Mardi Gras: