Carnival Jubilee completes sea trials ahead of debut in Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship will join fleet with first sailing on 23 December

Carnival Jubilee completes sea trials ahead of debut in Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Jubilee’s technical, mechanical and navigational systems were tested in the trials

By Alex Smith |

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Jubilee, has successfully completed its first full round of sea trials ahead of its debut sailing from Galveston, Texas, on 23 December.

The trials were led by a contingent of officers, technicians and engineers onboard, who tested the ship’s technical, mechanical and navigational systems.

“Our all-new Carnival Jubilee performed extremely well through each test we put her through this past week,” said Captain Andrea Catalani. “Now we’ll start cruising shortly, and our team is prepared to welcome our guests from Galveston onto this beautiful new ship.”

Carnival Jubilee is the first Carnival ship to be built in Germany, and will be delivered by shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg on 4 December. The ship displays a Texas star on its bow to pay tribute to Galveston, and will feature new concepts such as Dr. Inks, Ph.D Bar alongside returning venues and attractions like Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant and top-deck rollercoaster BOLT.

Carnival Jubilee will sail year-round to Caribbean destinations including Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico.

Read more about Carnival Jubilee’s maiden season of cruises in the latest issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning

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