Sixth Carnival cruise ship receives new livery and heads to the United States
Carnival Cruise Line continues to move forward with its new livery across the fleet as Carnival Liberty becomes the sixth ship in the fleet to take on the new colors after the dry dock. The ship is currently heading to the United States with its new look and a few other minor upgrades.
Carnival Liberty completes minor dry dock
The newly improved Carnival Liberty returns to the United States after becoming the sixth vessel in the fleet to receive the new livery in dry dock. The ship entered dry dock at the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain on September 14, and meanwhile the new red, white and blue livery was added.
The livery, which has already been added to five other Carnival ships and the new Mardi Gras during construction, draws inspiration from the Carnival colors featured on the ship’s iconic funnel. The livery will continue to be deployed across the fleet, including the transformation Carnival sparkle, who will be leaving the site this month.
Carnival legend was the previous vessel to receive the new livery after completing her dry dock in Marseille, France in early September. The Spisirt-class ship has already returned to the United States to prepare for operations out of Baltimore in November 2021.
Other improvements have also been made to the Carnival Libertyincluding routine maintenance and things such as carpeting, tiling and painting to refresh the ship. The Conquest-class vessel left the dry dock on September 28 and has also already left Cadiz.
According to the Cruise Ship Tracker, the Carnival Liberty is located in the central North Atlantic Ocean and will arrive in Miami, Florida on September 15, 2021. Despite the ship being refreshed, it will remain on standby until 2022 and will not be among the ships that resume operations. ‘by the end of 2021.
Currently, the first navigation for the Carnival Liberty is January 3, 2022. However, Carnival Cruise Line has yet to announce its plan to restart the ship, so the restart date may change. The January 3 departure is from Port Canaveral and a 4-day itinerary including stops in Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas.
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Carnival Liberty is a 110,000 gross tonne cruise ship capable of accommodating 2,974 double occupancy passengers and 1,160 international crew. Currently, Carnival ships are sailing at 70% capacity, but by then Carnival Liberty resumes operations, that could change.
The previous refurbishment of the vessel took place in December 2016, and it was also only a minor maintenance service. Liberty’s Carnival the biggest upgrade came in 2011, as the ship was the first in the fleet to feature all of the popular FUN 2.0 upgrades, including Guy’s Burger Joint and the Alchemy Bar.