Published on : Friday, August 6, 2021
As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s return to guest operations, Mardi Gras has docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The arrival marks the new ship’s first port of call on its maiden voyage. Mardi Gras is also the first cruise ship to stop in San Juan in 16 months.
The leadership team onboard joined governor, Pedro Pierluisi, mayor Miguel Romero and other local government officials for a ceremonial plaque exchange. The seven-day Caribbean cruise departed Port Canaveral earlier. Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in the Americas to be powered by eco-friendly liquified natural gas and features Bolt, the first roller coaster at sea.
Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement that the line is beyond delighted to begin Mardi Gras sailings and to have Puerto Rico be the first port of call on the maiden voyage. She said that it is honour to offer guests the opportunity to experience all of the beauty that Puerto Rico has to offer while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.
She shared that the restart of cruising in Puerto Rico has such a dramatic, wide-reaching impact. She also personally thanked thank governor Pierluisi, Mayor Romero and all of the local officials for their hospitality in welcoming the guests on behalf of Carnival.