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Meyer Turku cuts steel for Carnival Celebration

Carnival's Ben Clement, left, and Meyer Turku's Tim Meyer celebrate the steel-cutting
Meyer Turku cut steel for Carnival Cruise Line's next Excel-class ship that will debut next year.

Carnival Celebration, the sister of recently delivered Mardi Gras, is scheduled to begin sailing from PortMiami in November 2022. It will be part of Carnival’s year-long 50th birthday festivities.

Carnival’s SVP Newbuilds Ben Clement was present for the steel-cutting ceremony, along with Meyer Turku CEO Tim Meyer.

BOLT and some new tricks

Like Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration will feature BOLT, the first roller-coaster at sea. The new ship will also have unique design features created specifically for it and new signature venues that will be specific to this ship. 

PortMiami's Terminal F

Carnival Celebration will offer year-round service from PortMiami’s new Terminal F being constructed specifically for Carnival Cruise Line.  The addition of Carnival Celebration to Miami will maintain PortMiami's position as the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival’s 50th birthday festivities begin in March 2022, the company’s birthday month, with a series of commemorative sailings that will feature special entertainment and itineraries and continuing all year long, culminating with Carnival Celebration’s arrival in November.