Meyer Turku shipyard announced the float-out of the coming flag-ship of Carnival Cruise line ‘Mardi Gras’. The new ship will be the largest one in the Carnival fleet, featuring 180,000 GT. It will be delivered later in 2020.
Carnival informed the USCG on January 2 that the cruise ship Carnival Elation accidentally released 6,000 gallons of gray water into the harbor at Port Canaveral, Florida. The incident took place during routine deballasting at the pier.
Carnival Cruise Lines officially announced that the scheduled delivery of the cruise ship “Mardi Gras” will eventually be delayed. Specifically, the LNG-powered cruise vessel’s launch has been extended from August to late October 2020.
A video circulated through social media depicts the collision of two Carnival cruise ships at Cozumel island, Mexico, on Friday. Six passengers were slightly injured and went to the Carnival Glory medical center.
15 Carnival Corporation ships are trialling food waste bio-digester machines which are able to separate plastic from food waste, while breaking down the food, reducing the ship’s carbon footprint.
In line with its goals on making cruise vacation more accessibly and diverse, Carnival Cruise Line is the first cruise operator to be certified “sensory inclusive” by KultureCity, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accessibility and inclusion for individuals with sensory needs and invisible disabilities.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued an accident report concerning the cruise ship “Carnival Horizon”, which in attempts to maneuvre its entrance into berth no. 2 at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City, New York, its bow struck the southwest corner of adjacent Pier 90.
Under its overall commitment to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, Carnival Corporation is supporting Catalyst’s Now Is the Moment – Be a Catalyst campaign, which has raised $21 million toward its $25 million goal.
A federal judge urged Carnival to work faster, in order to mitigate ocean pollution problems, that the company has caused. Namely, during a hearing in Miami, US District Judge Patricia Seitz noted that more concrete actions and less promises are needed from Carnival.
Carnival Corporation, the Miami-based cruise ship major, along with its two cruise line brands, sealed a deal with the authorities of The Bahamas undertaking two essential port developments. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2020, after all environmental and allowance processes are completed.
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