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Carnival's Mardi Gras Re-Flags Bahamian.

Carnival President Christine Duffy says it makes more sense.

When Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, arrives to her new home in Port Canaveral, Florida on June 4, she will be flying the Bahamian flag to designate the new ship registry for the first Liquefied Natural Gas ship to operate in North America.


Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line,

thanked the Panama Maritime Authority for their support during the ship’s construction and registration process but said that the move to the Bahamas Maritime Authority made business sense for a number of reasons. “The Bahamas will be a frequent destination for Mardi Gras, and we are pleased to bring this new level of environmental sustainability to the many ports in the Bahamas and the Caribbean that the ship, our guests and crew will be visiting,” she said. Along with the new LNG technology, Mardi Gras will boast many other firsts, including the first cruise ship with a roller coaster.

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