Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2023

66 INTERIOR VIEW Guests aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship will be able to enjoy two ocean-themed zones and many other dining, entertainment and relaxation venues Carnival Jubilee Carnival Cruise Line will debut its third Excel-class ship at the Port of Galveston in Texas, USA, on 23 December 2023. The 5,400-passenger Carnival Jubilee will join Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream, which are already operating from the port, and all three ships will offer guests week-long Western Caribbean cruises. Carnival Jubilee will have two new ocean-themed zones, the first of which is called Currents and encompass decks six and seven. The zone will feature six large LED windows and a wave-shaped LED ceiling, which will help to create various environments for guests to experience while spending time at new venues in the zone. One of the new venues is Dr.Inks Ph.D, an octopus-themed bar offering colour-changing cocktails, jellyfish and layered shots, as well as live music. The bar is centred around the character of Dr. Inks, whose favourite books, journals and fountain pens are on display. Another venue is the Golden Mermaid, a lounge that will serve cocktails inspired by gemstones and metals, which will be made with edible glitter. Currents will also be home to Emeril’s Bistro 717, a restaurant developed by Carnival’s chief culinary officer Emeril Lagasse that will serve Creole cuisine, seafood and dishes at a raw bar. The venue’s name references the hull number used for Carnival Jubilee at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland. It 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 A rendering of the unique staircase connecting the Currents and Shores zones on Carnival Jubilee