Carnival Cruise Line’s plans to debut its new ship, Mardi Gras, have been further delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.
Mardi Gras’s inaugural sailing is new scheduled for 24 April 2021; the ship will be Carnival’s first Excel-class ship.
Prior to the pandemic, it had originally been due to depart on its maiden voyage on 31 August 2020.
The line expects to take delivery of Mardi Gras at the end of the month. It will be the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the Americas, and will feature Carnival’s BOLT rollercoaster.