Carnival Celebration cruise ship to homeport in Miami

Carnival Celebration cruise ship to homeport in Miami

NEWS: Carnival Cruise Line and Port Miami held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Terminal F which will serve as the homeport of Carnival Celebration, the line’s next Excel-class ship.  Currently under construction in Finland, Carnival Celebration is set to debut in 2022, as part of the line’s 50th birthday festivities.

Carnival cruises bolt roller coaster celebration cruise shipMiami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Carnival President Christine Duffy, along with county commissioners and construction partners, used ceremonial shovels to officially mark the beginning of construction on the expansive 471,000-square-foot facility which will be Carnival’s third terminal at the port and its largest in South Florida.

Carnival cruises cruise ship terminal F for Carnival Celebration cruise shipCarnival got its start when the original “Fun Ship,” the TSS Mardi Gras, departed on its inaugural voyage from Port Miami in March 1972, starting a nearly 50-year relationship that has seen Carnival grow to become the World’s Most Popular Cruise Line and Port Miami earn the distinction as the Cruise Capital of the World.

Port Miami cruise ship terminal F groundbreaking for Carnival Cruises Celebration ship“I’m grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and Lemartec for their partnership with Miami-Dade County,” said Mayor Levine Cava.  “Despite the global pandemic, today’s groundbreaking is another example of the growth happening at Port Miami – The Cruise Capital of the World – and how together, we can and we will continue to thrive.”

Port Miami cruise ship terminal F for Carnival Celebration cruise ship“This expanded terminal built specifically for Carnival Celebration will make an incredible addition to the existing facilities at our largest embarkation port. My most sincere thanks to Mayor Levine Cava and all of the Miami-Dade officials who made this day possible,” said Duffy.

Carnival cruises rollercoaster bolt Carnival Mardi Gras Carnival Celebration“Both Lemartec and MasTec, like Carnival Cruise Line, are the classic American dream story, born in Miami. We are proud to have been chosen by PortMiami and Miami-Dade County to build this iconic terminal,” said Manny García-Tuñón, President of Lemartec Corporation, a MasTec Company, which is serving as the general contractor.

Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras and Celebration rollercoaster BoltThe terminal’s clean and open design will allow for exceptional efficiency and flexibility to accommodate Carnival’s newest class of ships, maximizing use of technology to move guests through the embarkation process, providing a seamless boarding experience.

Carnival Cruises Celebration cruise ship Carnival Celebration will offer a variety of innovations including an onboard roller coaster as well as a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion system, part of Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising platform.”  The ship will also offer a wide range of accommodation categories with 180 suites across 11 different categories, along with unique innovations created just for this vessel.

Source: Carnival Cruise Line