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Carnival Cruise Line's new Excel-class ship to be named Carnival Celebration and to debut from PortMiami in 2022

MIAMI ( August 21, 2020 )

Carnival Cruise Line today announced that its next Excel-class ship arriving in 2022 to coincide with its 50th birthday celebration will be named “Carnival Celebration.”

Carnival Celebration will debut from PortMiami in November 2022, and will be a sister ship to Mardi Gras, the first in the Excel series scheduled to enter service on Feb. 6, 2021. The addition of Carnival Celebration to Miami will maintain PortMiami's position as the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line.

“We can’t wait for the arrival of the Carnival Celebration at PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “We’re so proud that this new ship will maintain the Cruise Capital of the World as the top embarkation port for our partners at Carnival.”

“Thank you Carnival for all your trust and support,” said Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair Rebeca Sosa, who serves as Chairwoman of the Tourism and the Ports Committee. “We welcome the Celebration to Miami-Dade County!”

Carnival’s 50th Birthday celebration kicks off in March 2022 – the company’s birthday month – with a series of commemorative sailings that will feature special entertainment and itineraries then continue all year long, culminating with the arrival of Carnival Celebration to Miami in November 2022.

Additional information on the March 2022 sailings is available at