Carnival Cruise Line formally took supply of the brand new Excel-class vessel, Carnival Celebration, from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 4 days earlier than the deliberate inaugural voyage from Southampton.
The ship’s debut would be the end result of the cruise line’s fiftieth Anniversary celebrations which have included months-long actions, particular occasions, new merchandise, and extra.
Carnival Celebration Leaves Shipyard
The much-anticipated Carnival Celebration was signed over to Carnival Cruise Line on Wednesday morning, formally making the brand new vessel the twenty fourth ship within the Enjoyable Ship fleet.
“Now we have so many causes to have fun now that Carnival Celebration has joined because the twenty fourth ship in our fleet. Now, extra friends will expertise all that our modern Excel-class has delivered to cruising,” stated Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“She represents the end result of our fiftieth birthday whereas additionally shining a light-weight on our shiny future with a lot extra pleasure to come back!”
Available for the historic event had been a number of of the cruise line’s dignitaries and shipyard officers, in addition to the inaugural crew for the ship’s first sailings.
“Our crew of shipbuilders are delivering a world-class addition to the Carnival fleet right now. She is among the most technologically superior and environmentally-friendly ships,” stated Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku. “I’m very happy with the outcomes of this nice partnership.”
Naming Coming Quickly
Carnival Celebration is now navigating by means of the Turku channel into the Baltic Sea, and from there’ll make its solution to Southampton for the inaugural crusing, a 14-night transatlantic Carnival Journeys voyage that can carry the brand new ship to its first official homeport, Miami, Florida.
The ship will depart Southampton for her first voyage with friends on November 6, 2022, and can make stops in Spain, Portugal, and the Canary Islands earlier than arriving in Miami on Sunday, November 20.
Carnival Celebration‘s official naming ceremony is deliberate for the night of November 20 in Miami. At the moment, the ship can be formally welcomed into the fleet with conventional blessings and the breaking of a champagne bottle on her hull for good luck and finest needs for all who will sail on her within the years to come back.