Carnival Reaches 100 Ships in Fleet
|Carnival Corp took delivery today of Carnival Magic at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, bringing their fleet to 100 cruise ships in 10 brands. To mark the occasion, they released this composite photo of their first ship in 1972, the 27,250-ton Mardi Gras, sailing alongside the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic. Mardi Gras carried 906 passengers, double occupancy, while Carnival Magic carries 3,690. Mardi Gras was 650 feet long with a 86.5-foot beam, and Carnival Magic is 1004 feet long with a 158-foot beam. Mardi Gras left the Carnival fleet in 1993. Carnival Magic will enter service on May 1.|
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