Carnival Cruise line new ships

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Carnival Cruise line is releasing the first renderings of its new Mardi Gras ship, with a roller coaster on board!

The Mardi Gras ships will be an extravagant two billion dollar fleet that will include a roller coaster, as well as nods to New Orleans with a French Quarter and other familiar settings.

The Mardi Gras will make its debut in 2020.

Reservations and itineraries will be announced and open for sale January 30th.