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Carnival’s next new ship is one step closer to completion

Carnival Celebration, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship set to debut later this year, moved closer to completion as the cruise ship successfully completed sea trials.

Carnival Celebration set sail for its first round of sea trials earlier this month from Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland, the same shipyard where Celebration’s sister ship, Mardi Gras, was built. The Carnival Celebration had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board to thoroughly test the ship’s technical, mechanical and navigational systems.

“During her sea trials, Carnival Celebration underwent several tests to determine the ship’s capabilities and performance. We have carried out many maneuver tests, such as endurance tests, steering tests, speed tests and thruster tests. The ship has been performing wonderfully, and shortly we will take it out and start sailing,” said Captain Vincenzo Alcaras.

Carnival Celebration’s arrival in Miami will continue the cruise line’s 50th anniversary celebration. The cruise ship will feature several unique areas, including 820 Biscayne – a tribute to Miami, where Carnival Cruise Line was born, showcasing the styles and flavors of 305.

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Carnival Celebration will also include many of the features that have made Mardi Gras one of the most anticipated cruise ships, including BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster, the world’s first roller coaster at sea, an atrium spanning three decks, and fan favourites. guests like Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse and Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant.

After an inaugural 6-day voyage to the Eastern Caribbean, Carnival Celebration will launch seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises year-round from PortMiami beginning Nov. 21. The seven-night cruises will visit destinations like San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Turk.