Carnival Jubilee has become the 26th ship to join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet after being delivered by shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Carnival Cruise Line’s president Christine Duffy joined Ben Clement, the brand’s senior vice president of newbuilds, refurbishments and product innovation, to watch as the ship’s senior officers took delivery of the vessel from Jan Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft.
Carnival Jubilee is the first Carnival ship to be built in Papenburg, Germany, and will feature new concepts such as Dr. Inks, Ph.D Bar alongside returning venues and attractions including Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant and top-deck rollercoaster, BOLT.
The ship, which boasts a Texas star on its bow to pay tribute to its homeport of Galveston in Texas, USA, can accommodate approximately 6,400 guests and 1,750 crew at full capacity. It is the first LNG-powered Carnival ship to operate from Terminal 25 at the Port of Galveston, which has undergone a $53 million expansion in order to accommodate the forecasted number of Carnival passengers.
“Carnival Jubilee is the fifth additional ship we’ve welcomed into our fleet since 2021 and an integral part of our growth strategy,” said Duffy. “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.”
The ship is the third Excel-class vessel in the Carnival fleet and has begun its journey to Galveston where it will join Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream. In October 2024, the vessels will be joined by Carnival Miracle.