Cruise ship

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is an Excellence-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. It is the largest ship in the history of Carnival’s fleet, and it is the world’s first cruise ship to have an on-board rollercoaster. Mardi Gras measures 181,808 gross tons and has a maximum capacity of 6,500 passengers.

The project was carried out during a global pandemic, which caused extra challenges. In spite of this, Merima’s dedicated project team and supplier network succeeded in meeting the customer’s design and quality criteria. Close collaboration with the shipyard and the owner throughout the project lifespan was one of the key elements behind the project’s success.

Project name

Mardi Gras



Customer/End customer

Meyer Turku Oy / Carnival Cruise Line

Service provided by Merima

Turnkey (Steel-to-Steel)


Lanai deck, main theater

Building area

5,915 m²

Mardi Gras

Lanai deck

Lanai deck is an outdoor deck area going around the vessel on deck 8. It features a selection of bars, restaurants and pool areas. End customers can enjoy the laid-back pool areas while a wide range of restaurants for all tastes is just around the corner. The special features delivered to the Lanai deck included a bar counter, canopy ceiling, teak details and custom-made composite sunshades. Merima’s own factory produced the bar counters, container walls and ceiling beams in-house.
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Mardi Gras

Main theater

The Mardi Gras main theater is built in two levels, with traditional theater-type seating with a comfortable recline. The interior was finished with neutral colors and warm tones, and wooden profiles were installed to surround the area.
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