Where Is Carnival Celebration Now: Tracking Its Latest Voyage

May 21, 2024

The Carnival Celebration, launched in 2022, is the second newest and largest liner in the Carnival XL-Class, built by Meyer Werft in Turku, Finland, and owned by Carnival Corporation, the largest passenger shipping company in the world. The ship is flagged in the Bahamas and registered in Nassau.

Design and Features

Class and Sister Ships

The design and facilities of the Carnival Celebration are similar to HELIOS-Class ships of other Carnival Corporation brands such as Costa and AIDA. Its sister ships include Carnival Mardi Gras, Carnival Jubilee, P&O Iona, and others.

Size and Capacity

Among the world's largest passenger ships, the Carnival Celebration measures 1130 ft (344 m) in length and can accommodate up to 5200 passengers in lower berths.

Hull Design

The distinct red-white-navy blue hull of the ship was created by Bluarch Architecture, a NYC-based naval architecture firm.

Innovations and Technologies

Roller Coaster

A standout feature of the ship is the "BOLT Ultimate Sea Coaster," an all-electric roller coaster built by Maurer Rides. It offers speeds up to 64 kph (40 mph) and provides top-deck 360-degree views.

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Themed Zones/Neighborhoods

The ship is divided into six themed zones: Celebration Central, The Gateway, Lido-Pool, 820 Biscayne, Summer Landing, and The Ultimate Playground, each offering unique experiences and amenities.

Decks and Cabins

Number of Cabins

The ship offers a total of 2641 passenger cabins in 22 different categories, including duplex suites and 80 wheelchair-accessible cabins.

Cabin Features

Cabins come with new sofabeds, glass-door showers, USB ports, mini-refrigerators, and balconies accessible via sliding glass doors. Special amenities for suites, particularly the "Carnival Excel" suites, include concierge service, exclusive access to Loft 19, and VIP amenities.

Onboard Amenities

Key Facilities

These include the fleet's largest Atriums and open-deck areas, eateries and bars in The Gateway, Miami-themed zone 820 Biscayne, Summer Landing with live music and sports bar, Lido deck eateries, and an expansive family-friendly area known as The Ultimate Playground.

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Signature Facilities

Highlights include the Serenity adults-only resort, Alchemy Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, onboard water parks, and sports complexes.

Dining Options

Main Dining Rooms

The ship offers a range of complimentary and select premium dining options.

Specialty Restaurants

Diverse dining experiences include Bonsai Teppanyaki, Emeril’s Bistro 1397, Big Chicken by Shaquille O’Neal, Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse, Rudi's Seagrill, and more.

Unique Venues

For a varied culinary experience, guests can visit Street Eats, RedFrog Tiki Bar, Latitudes Bar, among other themed dining spaces.


Shows and Performances

The ship features Broadway and West End-inspired productions, aerialist acts, and themed music events like "Color My World" and "Rio Carnival".

Recreational Spaces

Guests can enjoy outdoor activity complexes, SkyCourse ropes, SportSquare, various lounges, and clubs.


The onboard shopping options include exclusive collections, Carnival’s 50th Anniversary memorabilia, and luxury brands.

Itinerary and Ports of Call

Homeport and Initial Voyage

The ship homeports in Miami, Florida, with its maiden voyage having taken place on November 6, 2022.


The Carnival Celebration offers Caribbean itineraries that include Western Caribbean (Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan), Eastern Caribbean (Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas), and Southern Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao).

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