WILLEMSTAD - The cruise ship Carnival Celebration, part of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, visited Curaçao for the first time on Thursday, May 25.
Since it was the first time this cruise ship had visited Curaçao, an inaugural ceremony took place at the Ernest Jackie Voges pier, organized by the Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) and the shipping agent Maduro Shipping. During the ceremony, the ship's captain, CPA, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje (Minister of Economic Development), and representatives from Maduro Shipping and CTB spoke, highlighting the importance of the cruise industry for Curaçao.
The Carnival Celebration, which can accommodate 6,600 passengers, arrived in Curaçao with a total of 5,741 passengers on board. It is the first cruise ship of the so-called "Excell class," the largest ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet, to visit Curaçao. The ship is 344.5 meters long and weighs 183,521 GT.
What makes this ship additionally interesting is the fact that it is the second ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet powered by LNG. CPA is in close contact with Curoil, Aqualectra, and RdK to explore the possibilities of supplying LNG to Curoil in the future. If you wish to stay informed about the arrival and departure of cruise ships, you can download the CPA Cruise app for more information.