Carnival Cruise Line Revises Delivery Date For Mardi Gras
MIAMI, Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line has been informed by
officials at the Meyer Turku shipyard that delivery of Mardi Gras will be
delayed and is advising booked guests and travel advisors that the first
revenue sailing of the ship will be Nov. 14, 2020.
With this new schedule, Carnival will now take delivery of the ship in late
October and its first revenue sailing will depart from Port Canaveral on Nov.
14, 2020. Consequently, the first eight sailings that were scheduled starting
Aug. 31 have been cancelled, including European, transatlantic and New
York-based itineraries and four Port Canaveral itineraries.
Carnival said that the guest notification process began promptly after the
notice by Meyer Turku so that impacted guests could begin to make alternative
vacation plans. As a gesture of goodwill, Carnival is offering these guests a
25 percent future cruise credit (FCC), in addition to the full refund of their
cruise fare (and applicable fees and taxes and other pre-purchased cruise
components), as well as assistance with non-refundable airline and hotel
reservations already booked. In addition, if guests rebook their cruise
vacation using their 25 percent FCC by Feb. 18, 2020, they will be credited
with an additional $100 per person onboard credit for that cruise. Carnival
has also communicated guidelines to travel advisors regarding commission
"We have been working closely with Meyer Turku executives to keep the Mardi
Gras delivery on schedule, and while we deeply regret disappointing our guests,
this change in the delivery date is required to make sure all of the ship's
systems, features and technology will be fully operational, so that we can give
our guests the vacation they expect. Our commitment is to deliver a great and
innovative ship, and Mardi Gras will definitely be that when it arrives in
North America," said Ben Clement, Carnival Cruise Line's senior vice president
To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. Carnival can
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Journalists also can visit Carnival's media site, carnival-news.com or follow
the line's PR department on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:
CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 27 ships operating two-
to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii,
Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific
Islands. The line currently has two new ships scheduled for delivery - Mardi
Gras in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022. Carnival Cruise Line is
certified as a Great Place to Work.
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December 20, 2019 08:00 ET (13:00 GMT)