Miss Universe Puerto Rico welcomes Mardi Gras and Miss Universe Carnival holders to San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Carnival Cruise Line’s Celebration Cruise After New Flagship Christening Mardi Gras last Saturday made its first stop with a call San Juan, Puerto Rico today. As part of the day’s festivities, the title Miss Universe, Porto Rico, Estefania Soto Torres and the future Miss Universe, Porto Rico, Michelle Colón hosted very special guests on her native island: Miss Universe Andrea Meza, Mardi Gras Godmother and Miss Universe, Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jiménez and Miss USA Asya Branch, as well as the president of Carnival Cruise Line Christine duffy.

From left to right: Reigning Miss Universe, Puerto Rico, Estefania Soto-Torres; the manager of the Mardi Gras hotel Pierre Camilleri; Miss Universe Andrea Meza; Mardi Gras captain Vincenzo Alcaras; Miss Universe incoming, Puerto Rico, Michelle Colón; Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy; Mardi Gras Godmother and Miss Universe, Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jiménez; Mardi Gras chief engineer Fabien Gervaise; Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. Carlos Mercado; and Miss USA Asya Branch.

Mardi Gras was christened during a “Universe of Fun” celebration on 23 october in Port Canaveral, Florida. The celebration marked the first ship christening ceremony held in the United States since the cruise industry restarted this summer. Godmother Jiménez blessed the ship in English and Spanish and activated the traditional champagne bottle breaking, officially naming the ship.

“We are delighted to be back Porto Rico and allow our destinations to participate in the celebration of our new ship ”, said Christine duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “And to be welcomed by the current and future Miss Universe, Porto Rico made it even more special. “

Mardi Gras is the Americas’ first cruise ship to be fueled by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) and features BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea. Guests can enjoy a multitude of entertainment experiences through the 19 ship decks and six distinct themed areas, including the first on-ship version of the hit TV show Family quarrel, and more than two dozen restaurants with meeting rooms Guy Fieri, Émeril Lagasse, Rudi sodamin and the Chief Fun Officer of the line Shaquille O’neal. Mardi Gras sails year-round from Port Canaveral, offering seven-day itineraries east and west Caribbean.

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Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be known as America’s Cruise Line with a total of 24 ships, sailing from 14 US home ports and employing over 40,000 crew members of 120 nationalities. The line has resumed its cruise activities July 3, 2021 while its newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, featuring the first roller coasters at sea and the Americas’ first fueled by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG), from Port Canaveral, Florida, July 31, 2021. As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Carnival celebration, sister ship of Mardi Gras, is set to debut in late 2022 from PortMiami, along with a third, as yet unnamed, XL-class ship in 2023.



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