When we launched our first ship, 1972’s TSS Mardi Gras, we knew we were shaking things up. We made cruising a lot less stuffy, a bit less fancy, and the kind of fun everybody could enjoy. Nobody expected this ship to change the cruise world, but… here we are! And if it happened again, it wouldn’t surprise us. In 2020 we’ll be launching a brand-new ship with a familiar name. You guessed it: Mardi Gras. We aren’t just paying homage to our first ship — in cruising circles this name suggests innovation, signals the start of something big. And it shouts “fun!” at the top of its lungs. We’re building this new Mardi Gras to live up to that legacy, so start daydreaming now about what’s to come! For starters, imagine the greenest cruise ship in North America, the first to be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas (or “LNG”). Add innovative entertainment features, like being the first ship ever with an onboard rollercoaster: BOLT™. And give this thrilling ship of your dreams a unique look and layout — when designing this one we started from square one. If you’re as excited as we are, if you’re just ready to choose fun both-feet-first… sign up today and you’ll be the first to find out when the ship’s on sale, plus you’ll get an exclusive offer.