MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help
of celebrity partners past and present, Carnival Cruise Line today
announced that its next Excel-class ship arriving in 2022 to
coincide with its 50th birthday celebration will be
named "Carnival Celebration."
A full roster of Carnival partners, including Kathie Lee Gifford, Guy
Fieri and Shaquille O'Neal,
unwrapped boxes that revealed the letters of the Celebration name, which is both a throwback to
one of the popular early ships in the Carnival fleet, as well as a
recognition of Carnival's 50th birthday celebration that
will take place in 2022 when the new Carnival Celebration will join the fleet. The
video announcement was made across Carnival's social media channels
and can be viewed here.
will debut from PortMiami in November
2022, and will be a sister ship to Mardi Gras, the first in the Excel series
scheduled to enter service on Feb. 6,
2021 from Port Canaveral, Fla. The addition of Carnival
Celebration to Miami will maintain PortMiami's position as
the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line.
"The name Carnival Celebration couldn't be more perfect for a
ship that will be a key component of our 50th Birthday
festivities," said Christine Duffy,
president of Carnival Cruise Line. "Many thanks to our
celebrity partners who helped us officially 'unbox the fun' and
reveal the name of a ship that promises to be a spectacular
addition to our fleet. Carnival Celebration is our 50th
Birthday present to our guests!"
Carnival Celebration will include many of the
features that have made Mardi
Gras one of the most anticipated ships in cruising,
including BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea, along with some
unique design features created specifically for this vessel.
Carnival's 50th Birthday celebration kicks off
in March 2022 – the company's
birthday month – with a series of commemorative sailings that will
feature special entertainment and itineraries then continue all
year long, culminating with the arrival of Carnival Celebration to Miami in November 2022. Additional
information on the March 2022
sailings is available at www.carnival.com/sailabration.
Carnival Celebration's itineraries will be
announced over the coming weeks and the ship will be opening up for
sale in October.
Guests can register to be the "first to know" about the ship's
itineraries and special sale promotions at
For additional information on Carnival Celebration or any other of Carnival
Cruise Line's ships, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL
or visit carnival.com.
SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line