the Mardi Gras, considered in the industry to be the most modern cruise in the world, arrived in Puerto Plata, specifically to Amber Cove terminal, with 4,127 cruise passengers on board and a total of 1,764 crew members, generating great dynamism on the North Coast and signifying a new stage for Carnival.
The ship docked in Puerto Plata on Wednesday morning, making Amber Cove the ship’s second port on its seven-day maiden voyage.
Christine duffy, President of Carnival Cruise, spoke positively and expressed optimism that the industry will reopen for this vessel.
“We are delighted to begin our travels and offer guests the opportunity to experience all of the beauty of Amber Cove, while giving a much needed boost to the local economy,” he added.
For her part, the regional manager of tourism in Puerto Plata, Stephanie Kfouri, underlined the presence of the boat which impacts the economy of “La Novia del Atlántico” (Bride of the Atlantic).
“Today we are visited by MARDI GRAS, Carnival Cruise Lines’ largest cruise ship on its maiden voyage July 31 – August 7. Today morning (Wednesday) he entered Amber Cove with 4,127 passengers on board and a total of 1,764 crew, ”he said.
Mardi Gras has a capacity of 6,500 passengers, with 180,000 gross tons, powered by liquid natural gas (LNG), owned by the world’s largest cruise operator, Carnival Cruise Line.