Carnival Jubilee Joins the Carnival Fleet

Carnival Jubilee officially joins the Carnival fleet ahead of her debut in Galveston during a delivery event at Meyer Werft in Germany.

Carnival Jubilee Joins the Carnival Fleet


New Ship Now Sailing Home, Increasing Carnival’s Capacity from Galveston

Carnival Jubilee joins the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. The cruise line welcomed this third ship in its Excel-class, during a delivery event with ship builder Meyer Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany. As the 26th Fun Ship in the Carnival fleet, Carnival Jubilee begins its journey to Galveston, Texas. Here, she will bring added capacity and offer an exciting mix of new entertainment, dining, and fun to one of the cruise line’s most popular homeports.

Carnival President Christine Duffy, alongside Ben Clement, Carnival’s SVP of New Builds, Refurbishments & Product Innovation, and the ship’s senior officers, joined Meyer Werft Managing Director Jan Meyer, to welcome Carnival Jubilee, the first Carnival ship to be built in Papenburg, Germany.

Carnival Jubilee Joins the Carnival Fleet

Once in Texas, Carnival Jubilee and her team will welcome guests for the first time on Dec. 23. The ship will sail from Galveston year-round on week-long Western Caribbean voyages. 

“Carnival Jubilee is the fifth additional ship we’ve welcomed into our fleet since 2021 and an integral part of our growth strategy. This ship will bring our most dynamic offering of fun to one of our most popular homeports and will be a great addition to our plans to remain the number one cruise line in Galveston,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “From the thrill of the roller coaster, BOLT, to a piece of paradise at the Serenity retreat, and so much more, we’re delivering a new level of fun for our guests sailing from Galveston that will complement our current and upcoming operations there.”

In addition to Carnival Jubilee, additions to the Carnival fleet since 2021 include Mardi Gras (2021), Carnival Luminosa (2022), Carnival Celebration (2022), and Carnival Venezia (2023). Carnival Firenze will join the fleet in April 2024.

More on Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Jubilee ushers in a significant expansion of capacity from Galveston, one of Carnival’s top homeports. Carnival was the first cruise line to sail year-round from Galveston in 2001. And the new ship with a Texas star on its bow is a Texas-sized symbol of the cruise line’s loyal and intense following in the region. 

Carnival Jubilee Joins the Carnival Fleet

Jubilee will join Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream at the port as part of a four-ship deployment plan. It will be complete when Carnival Miracle repositions to Galveston in October 2024.

Over the past month, Carnival Jubilee’s captain and senior officers have led the final trials to test the ship’s seaworthiness, completing many technical and nautical operations ahead of its transatlantic voyage and arrival to Galveston on Dec. 20.

The 183,000 gross-ton ship can accommodate approximately 6,400 guests at full capacity, plus 1,750 crew. The ship is Carnival’s third to be powered by LNG, and the first ship to run on LNG from Galveston. She will operate out of Terminal 25 at the Port of Galveston. This terminal underwent a recent $53 million investment to accommodate the ship and provide an enhanced guest experience.

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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