Carnival Celebration floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard
The 185 000 GT Cruise ship Carnival Celebration was floated out to the outfitting keel today 11.2. at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland. As indicated by her name, the LNG powered vessel will mark the culmination of Carnival Cruise Lines 50th birthday. The float-out started on Friday morning local time with the opening of the building dock valves and will culminate during the weekend.
“We are very proud to build this beautiful ship for Carnival Cruise Lines. The Float out marks the beginning of a very intensive phase in the ships construction, as we the inside features and venues will start taking form. By the end of the summer Celebration will be ready for her sea trial and then for delivery later in the autumn”, CEO of Meyer Turku, Tim Meyer, says.
“This is the exciting part, after the float out, that’s when everything that everyone will love about the ship goes from blueprint to reality,” said Ben Clement, senior vice president of New Builds, Refurbishments and Product Innovation for Carnival Cruise Line, who was in Finland to oversee the milestone. “When there’s a new ship coming, it’s always tough to pick your favorite part, but Carnival Celebration is going to make that choice tougher than ever when she makes her way to Miami.”
Carnival Celebration is a second Excel-class ship built at Meyer Turku for Carnival Cruise Lines. Her sister ship Mardi Gras is already sailing Port Canaveral, Florida, US. The ship has several exciting features and attractions, chief among many BOLT roller coaster. In the middle of the ship is a large open space atrium, giving the passengers a possibility to admire beautiful sea-views while cruising. Three of the six distinct zones inside have been designed specifically for Celebration.
Carnival Celebration is scheduled to enter service in November 2022 with a trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton.