Carnival Celebration Arrives in the Caribbean For The First Time

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Carnival Cruise Line’s newest Excel-class ship Carnival Celebration arrived in Grand Turk today, marking its first-ever call to a port in the Caribbean. The vessel is currently sailings its inaugural voyage, a six-day Thanksgiving cruise.

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Carnival Celebration in Grand Turk (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

“It is an honor to bring our new flagship to Grand Turk as its first Caribbean port of call and welcome our guests to experience the beauty of the island,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Grand Turk is a popular destination with our guests and I’m looking forward to Carnival Celebration making many memorable visits going forward.”

After today’s stop, Celebration will continue its journey with a visit to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic on Thanksgiving Day and then stop in Nassau, Bahamas on Friday. Saturday will be a sea day before the vessel returns to PortMiami on Sunday.

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On Sunday, the ship will kick off its regular schedule of alternating seven-night cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean itineraries include destinations such as Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Amber Cove, and Nassau. Western Caribbean routes visit Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Roatán.

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Carnival Celebration in Grand Turk (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Celebration holds over 6,500 guests at maximum occupancy and features over 20 dining venues and a dozen bars and lounges across six unique zones, including the brand-new travel-themed Gateway zone and the new Miami-inspired 820 Biscayne zone. The ship’s top deck features the second roller coaster on a cruise ship ever (following sister ship Mardi Gras!) — BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster.

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