The Currents zone onboard Carnival Jubilee will feature six large LED windows and a wave-shaped LED ceiling, along with new dining and drinking venues
Carnival Jubilee, Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excel-class ship, is to introduce two new ocean-themed zones when it debuts later this year, Currents and The Shores.
Currents will encompass decks six and deck seven and feature six large LED windows and a wave-shaped LED ceiling, which will create a variety of environments for guests as they spend time at new venues in the zone.
These venues will include Dr.Inks Ph.D, an octopus-themed bar offering colour-changing cocktails, jellyfish and layered shots alongside live music. The bar is centred around the character of Dr. Inks, whose favourite books, journals and fountain pens are on display. Meanwhile, The Golden Mermaid will be a lounge venue serving cocktails inspired by gemstones and metals and made with edible glitter. It will also have a stage for live bands.
Finally, Emeril’s Bistro 717 is a restaurant developed by Carnival’s chief culinary officer Emeril Lagasse that will serve creole cuisine and seafood, and also has a raw bar. The venue is named after Carnival Jubilee’s hull number at the Meyer Werft shipyard, and will serve dishes such as shrimp and grits, poached eggs and sweet beignets for breakfast. Lunch and dinner will include seafood dishes such as creole boiled shrimp, fresh oysters and lobster, as well as cuisine from the US state of Louisiana. The bistro also features LED windows and a ceiling array, creating an underwater dining experience.
On deck eight, The Shores will feature a design inspired by the ways people enjoy the seaside, including piers, boardwalks and beaches. A three-deck-high fish school art installation rises from deck six up to deck eight, linking The Shores with Currents beneath it. The boardwalk will be adorned with Ferris wheel-inspired ceiling features and include casual seating areas both inside and outside.
Guests can eat pizza at Coastal Slive and a sandwich or hotdog at Beach Buns. Marina Bar features nautical designs and lounge seating for guests to drink coffee and cocktails inside by the boardwalk or outside by the sea. Returning venues Rudi’s Seagrill and Cucina del Capitano will also be located in the zone.
Carnival Jubilee will embark on its first sailing from Galveston, Texas, on 23 December, 2023. It will join Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream operating from Galveston year-round, offering week-long Western Caribbean cruises. In 2024, Carnival will increase its deployment in Galveston to four ships when Carnival Miracle begins operating a new series of longer cruises from the port.