Carnival Celebration is one step closer to its debut at PortMiami this November after completing sea trials in the Baltic Sea. The ship, which had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers onboard, went through thorough a series of maneuvers to test its technical, mechanical and navigational systems.
“During her sea trials, Carnival Celebration underwent several tests, which are meant to determine the ship’s capability and her performance,” said Captain Vincenzo Alcaras. “We’ve done many maneuvering tests, such as endurance tests, steering tests, speed tests and thruster tests. The ship performed wonderfully, and shortly, we will get her out and start cruising.”
Carnival Celebration will include many of the features made popular on Mardi Gras, including BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster and Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant. Other highlights of the ship include six themed zones with several spaces dedicated to celebrating Carnival’s 50 years in business. Following the ship’s inaugural six-day voyage in November, it will sail year-round week-long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.