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Carnival's next cruise ship will be named Carnival Celebration

Excel class rendering

Carnival Cruise Line announced on Friday that the name of its Excel-class cruise ship that will debut in 2022 will be called Carnival Celebration.

When the Carnival Celebration debuts, she will sail from PortMiami in November 2022.

Excel class rear view

Celebration will offer guests the same kind of activities and things to do onboard that the Excel-class is known for, including the BOLT roller coaster at sea.

Celebration is the sister ship to the Carnival Mardi Gras, which is the first Exel-class ship.  Mardi Gras will debut on February 6, 2021 from Port Canaveral.

Bolt roller coaster

“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’s itineraries will be announced over the coming weeks and the ship will be opening up for sale in October.