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On Carnival's Mardi Gras, 'it's LNG that powers the fun'

Mardi Gras will become the first ship in the Americas powered by LNG
Timed to Earth Day, Carnival Cruise Line released a new video highlighting the environmental benefits of liquefied natural gas, which propels the new Mardi Gras and the upcoming Carnival Celebration.

Working closely with Meyer Turku, energy and technology partner Shell, the teams at Port Canaveral and PortMiami, and a host of other parties, Carnival is the first cruise line to bring LNG to North America on these 180,000gt Excel-class ships.

'LNG Powers the Fun'

The short video, 'LNG Powers the Fun,' explains how LNG works and the new technologies and processes, on board and on shore, necessary for LNG propulsion. These range from engine designs and fuel containment systems to new engine parts and training for shipboard officers and engineers.

Mardi Gras and 2022's Carnival Celebration are among nine Excel-class ships from Carnival Corp. & plc to employ LNG, one of the world's cleanest fuels, significantly reducing harmful emissions.

New terminal facilities were built at Port Canaveral and are under construction at PortMiami. Shell has chartered the new Q-LNG 4000 fuel barge to bunker Mardi Gras while Port Canaveral also acquired a purpose-built fireboat to support the LNG provider's tug.