Mardi Gras Refuels at Port Canaveral
The captain said filler up!
The first ship in the Americas powered by eco-friendly liquefied natural gas has refueled for the first time at Port Canaveral.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras arrived into port last Friday, and has now undergone her first refueling process in North America which took nearly eight hours to complete.
With each complete refueling, the ship has enough LNG to power the engines for about two weeks.
The liquefied natural gas not only powers the propulsion system, but also the ship’s elevators, lighting, computers, and more.
Disney Releases Navigator App Update
Disney Cruise Line has released an update for its Navigator smartphone app.
The update provides new features related to health and safety onboard, including the ability to reserve activities ahead of time, access restaurant menus digitally, and chat with guest services via an in-app live chat.
The new functionality arrives just ahead of Disney’s UK Staycation cruises that begin on July 15, and a simulated sailing out of Port Canaveral that departs on June 29.
Norwegian Donates $25,000, Announces Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse Makeover
And finally, in honor of World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line donated $25,000 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
The line also announced that the conservation artist will create a custom piece that will wrap the lighthouse on the line’s private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.
The donation will benefit the foundation’s scientific research and assist in the development of a curriculum for kids in grade school that introduces them to the beauty of the world’s oceans.